JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fullsteam, Durham. Thought this was a decent attempt at a sour brown ale. Pour was bruin of course, with reddish tints and a very thin carbonation. Soft tartness in the nose, earthy yeast along with lacto and berry. Mouthfeel is a touch slick, lightly acetic in places. Flavors were pretty well done, with the berries nicely ripe and not overpowering. Not bad.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10oz pour at Raleigh Times. Ok aroma, sort of sweet, sort of sour. Definately a mild fruit, more like a wild raspberry. Not particularly sour. Dark brownish red color, big head that faded quick, no lace. Tart flavor. Light body watery mouthfeel dry finish. Meh, not that enjoyable. Dull in both flavor and aroma.
emacgee (4486) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany pour with a thin fizzy brown head. Very muted aroma, hints of cacao and acidity. Very light fruity notes and some grain. Interesting flavor, has an almost cherry candy quality on the front of the mouth. Light sweetness but dry and light bodied. Cracker bread on the finish. All flavor is initial and at the front of the mouth, some iron/blood feel on the finish.
NachlamSie (3107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8 oz draft at The Pit. Pours a deep dark red. Aroma is muted with raspberries, kelp, buttermilk notes though nothing really stands out. The fruitiness is not overly sweet which is nice. It’s not very tart, just an odd funk throughout. I get flavors of rice, bread and of course raspberry. I didn’t find it harmonious.
TURDFERGUSON (4028) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Southern Rail. Reddish brown pour with a thin fading tan head. Nose is fresh raspberry, earth, light tartness, light toasted malts. Flavor is similar. Lightly tart with fleshy raspberry. A little watery but definitely headed
In the right direction.