kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle from Whole Foods (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy amber reddish color with little head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of sour ripe fruit, light vinegar, barrel, oak, hints of vanilla, dark cherries, funk. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of sweetness coupled with tart ripe fruit and hints of dark floral esters. Medium body, overripe fruit finish.
Palidor19 (2730) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this beer has a basement musky smell. palate is semi-thin with no carbonation at all. slight wood and touch of red wine
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is sour, funky, musky, with wood and malt. The appearance is dark orange with almost no head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin like water and non-carbonated. Overall this is bad.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky red orange with lots of sediment. Seems still on the pour and generates no head. Nose is extremely interesting with lots of funky notes and some forebear to acidity, fruit skins, caramel and cherries, some spice, vanilla and oak, very mild phenol and some fingernail polish with warmth. Wonderful aroma, reminiscent of KRE. Flavor is just as interesting while being less enjoyable, fruity esters, spicy and phenolic, a little less balanced, cherry skins, oak tannins, a mid astringency. Palate is acidic with no carbonation and a mild astringency.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Maxís during the Belgian Fest 2010. (I think this was a fresh bottle) Pours a dull dark hazy copper with no head. Aroma is a very distinct sharp stale lactic acid and sharp vinegar hints- aceto almost like that food coloring used for eggs during Easter- very oxidized acidic smell- solvent paint thinner, more sulfur and rotten eggs. Flavor is a bit more subdued and not as bad- some big malts, light fruitiness, some off phenolic spice, solvent, grass, sweet caramel and brown sugar, a bit harsh with some bourbon and almost hints of big alcoholic solvent- Grappa like. Weird stuff.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Partendo dal fatto ke questa birra parte come demon hunter ( e ho detto tutto)..... il passaggio in botte Ť eccezzionale e la rende una strong sour ale ke sviluppa addiritura note di sidro!!! mitika!
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009. Somewhat cloudy dark amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Somewhat tart caramel and fruit aroma, a bit of oak. Slightly tart flavor with oak, caramel and fruit. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Opaque amber with a small, firm head. Slightly tart aroma with fresh and dried fruit, some oaky vanilla, touch of red wine. Flavor is lightly tart, fresh and dried-fruity, red-wineous, mildly acidic, almost too smooth - but with a tingly-warming-alcoholic note. Medium body, soft and foamy carbonation. A very nice and balanced brew, but didnít quite blow me away after the already high expectations.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle. Pours cloudy reddish amber, topped with a small off white head that gets a lot bigger with swirling. Enticing aroma; lots of barrel notes with wood, grape, wild yeast, and lactic notes. Flavor is not as exciting as the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side at first with caramel and oak. Tartness and wild yeast come through towards the finish. Lactic acid, white grape and oak persist for a lengthy finish. Decent enough.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A sweet and yeasty funky beer with a strong barrel presence a light fruity sourness. A successful wild experiment.
How: Bottle 375ml. Consumed when about 1 year of age
The look: Very golden orange body topped by large beige head
In long: A bit of a gusher. Nose is a medium semi-funky (almost bretty) with fruity vinous notes. Taste is a woody, oaky dryness, funk, cherries, yeast, grapes/wine, caramel, strawberries, brow sugar. Light sourness, medium acidity/tartness. This is like a yeasty barley wine that spent some time in Jolly Pumpkins barrels. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Would have been even had it been dryer, this is a little sweeter than what Iíve come to expect form that type of woody funky beer. This is a strange beer that will not please most people but this is definitely one that should please the JP lovers out there. The problem is that this is an expensive beer, something like $15 for a 375ml, ouch! Thereís an old saying that says that money doesnít make you happy. Maybe, I donít know, as long as breweries keep putting out kick-ass expensive beer like this I will never know.