GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL at CK thanks to Travlr. Pours a muddy red maroon with no head. Insanely good nose: oak, tangy/mouth-watering balsamic, powerful lactic character, sour raspberries, lemon acidity. Great Flemish red style nose. Taste is weak, watery, void of pretty much everything. Slight acidic sourness and mineral water. Too bad. :(
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Murky light brown, five huge bubbles, no lacing. Aroma of citrus and clay. Flavor starts and ends sour, interesting bits of wood and earth. Worth trying.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with fishingnet. Poured a deep amber color with a creamy, compact white head. Nose is vinous with notes of cherry, fig, oak, funk, and cough syrup. Thin to medium body and completely still. Flavor is sweet with moderate acidity, tart cherry, funk, oak, yeast, bread, and light vanilla. Finishes tart with lingering oak.
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick tar-like pour. Small off-white head. Complex taste. Very acidic and sour. Some breads, caramel and fruits. Rated 4/6/10
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (shared with Tweety)... Poured a cloudy, dark, orange with a thick, slightly off-white head. Aroma came off almost like a sour, high bacteria, yeasty tones. An easy drinking beer, lots of esters. Fruit, acidic-like earthy, oily, resinous tones. Tasted slightly oxidized, but still balanced and drinkable.
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 (2948) - 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 (4221) - 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 (4024) - 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 (5077) - 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 Max’s 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.