SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pleasantly surprised . i liked this. more than others and rats. .. pours sharon brown .. solid foam .. . light berry, leather, hay, and brown bread juice .. . medium body .. . light finish .. . . why wouldn’t i want extra bacon on that?
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Berry, licorice, light black pepper, and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet milk chocolate/caramel malt flavor up front with a subdued black pepper finish. Lightly bitter herbal aftertaste. Definitely not a typical dubbel but still pretty good.
airrick2003 (410) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: looks like a deep maroon color when held up to the light, otherwise it looks pretty black, pours with a light tan head that’s relatively small
Aroma: interesting, cherry, graham cracker, pumpkin spice, maybe a hint of funk
Taste: has a warm taste initially, maybe from the pepper, can taste the cherries throughout as well, some bitterness on the finish, hints of tang
Palate: leaves minimal aftertaste, has kind of a dry mouthfeel, average to soft carbonation, heavier mouthfeel,
Overall: I really like this because it’s something different, it’s basically a neutered sour with some very faint pepper and cinnamon
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Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, what starts out as a loverly chestnut brown pour turns with a classic malty, caramel nose is immediately destroyed by the overwhelming floral potpourri flavor of the brew. Honestly, it tastes like drinking medicine. Maybe hints of cinnamon underlying the whole thing. But it’s really just a mess...
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is funk, malt, spice, caramel and earth. Kinda "everything but the kitchen sink" type beer. Decent.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with red tints..thin tan head.
Spicy berry aroma.
Taste is sweet, yet peppery, berries and dark fruit, cinnamon.
Never heard of a Shisandra berry...but it’s supposed to be very good for you...WIN-WIN....
Interesting.... almost a slight chile feel to it...
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep amber coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, candy, figs, prunes, toasted malt, blueberries and a hint of yeast. Medium-bodied; Assertive bitterness from the malt and alcohol with a faint sweetness and a good dose of spices throughout with pepper and even some curry noticeable. Aftertaste is relatively complex with the spices muddled out by the malt and especially the sugars which aren’t noticeable much at all. Overall, an interesting take on the style, but I wouldn’t consider it a success, merely an option and a decent beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 26-November-2013 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2014.
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wild, but the good way. Changes from smooth and with standard taste when it’s cold to very complex and thinner feeling when it warms up. The berry/pepper flavors are masked when it’s chilled, but as you go it opens up a lot!
IndianaRed (2184) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Boise Whole Foods deep chestnut color with sturdy tan head. Lightly funky dark malt aroma. Woody slightly metallic. Smooth dry finish. The "wild" componant is a bit strange
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown pour with small white head. Aroma of fruits, spice, cloves and yeast. Taste of caramel, funky sourness, fruity sweetness, yeast, some spiciness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A little wierd, not to sure if I really dig this or not.