TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, gentle copper orange edges on the edges and bottom. Nice darker middle, frothy tannish head atop stays and laces ok. Aromas are cocoa and carmelized, firm toasty element, nice oak and mellow tartness. Initial is more tart, lactic and lemony is decent, touches of straw, cherry, mellow toast. A bit warm and oaky as we hit the middle. Mellow brettt, a bit underdeveloped, the tartness and sour element, a bit dry and tannic picks up some life. Odd.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at fobab. Old musty dough. Somewhat vinous. Big old dough with a earthy plum twang. Earthy. Muddled.
beastiefan2k (2260) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Parkville Fest 2013. Pours brown with red tints. Aroma is vegetal, earthy, leafy malts. Flavor is light cherry fruitiness with the faintest vinegar. Its sour but barely. More of an earthy beer with sour touches.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at UCBC Wolpertinger 2013 - Pour mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has cherry, vanilla, oak, dark malt, caramel and licorice. It has a medium / full slick body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste is woody and grainy with vanilla, toasted malt, light cherry and sourness. The finish is sour with lemon, oaky vanilla and dark cherries. Interesting beer.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) light brown. Tart aroma. Flavor is oak, dark cherry, sour malt.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger. I had the regular Lactovision last weekend at the brewpub. This beer had oak and that was definitely tasted. It added richness and smoothness that only oak can. It made a really good beer even better. All of the cherry and sourness, etc. with oak is a real winner.