Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap: The aroma consists of blackberries, butterscotch, and vanilla. It’s a a hazy reddish-brown with a two finger off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate blackberries. There is light-moderate butterscotch in the middle. The finish has light vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a murky brown topped with a sand head. Nose is barrel notes tart sour blackberry and a nice whiskey presents. Taste is more of the barrel notes vanilla blackberry tartness pucker and a nice rich end. Very nice.
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler generously shared by JW. Reddish/brown pour with a kaki head. Sour vinous aromas. Tasty with loads of sour vinous and barrel notes. Muted malt, vinegar, oak, and blackberry backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Max’s][ $4 ][ mini tumbler ][ 03.05.15 ]
hazy amber, thick cream ring with oily island. Moderate rubber and berry, seedy and sour. Sour citric front palate, dry skin notes before darker berry sweetness mid, light acetic growing, lightly waxy.
DesertDevil (675) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at World of Beer – Tempe. Aroma of wet leather, tart blackberry, barnyard, and musty oak. Pours muddy reddish-brown with a thin, filmy head. Very tart taste before the sweet, sticky blackberry flavor takes hold, accompanied by mild Brett and floral notes. Nearly of the whiskey flavor is swallowed up by the tangy fruitiness. Medium body and a sweet fruity finish. A well-done, balanced fruited sour.
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap, hazy dark brownish purple pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of blackberry jam, raspberry, oak, some vanilla into a bit of red grape, some slight acetic into some nice lactic, touch of earthy, spicy notes with a hint of funk. Taste is a mix of blackberry, raspberry, some jammy notes into a bit of caramel, oak, vanilla, nice lactic note with a slight acetic note into a touch of whiskey, finishing tart. Nice.
PartyFowle (791) - - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Deep purple, mahogany edges. Thin layer of sand-colored foam. The nose: vanilla, toffee, cherry, sweet blackberry syrup, balsamic vinegar, oak, bourbon, butter. Sweet, smooth, complex. Flavor is balsamic vinegar-forward, with additional butterscotch, toffee, maple and blackberry. Fairly acidic but also complex, as new flavors emerge with each sip. Green apple and lemon peel pop up eventually. Sweet in the front, sour in the back. Alternates between sweet and sour. Fairly light body, wispy and whipped on the tongue. Mild carbonation but big acidity. A very complex, but very drinkable sour. I enjoy the back and forth between sweet and sour, cherry and blackberry, oak and butter.
smroush (156) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is interestingly complex - blackberry, maple, malt and whiskey aromas.
Color is a dark reddish brown, fairly clear, with a slight light brown head.
Taste is dominated by a pretty pronounced sourness. Moderately sweet and bitter with fairly heavy acidity.
Palate - comes across as surprisingly light body; carbonation is fairly lively. Finish is long.
Overall this beer leaves with the impression that the barrels were higher quality than the beer. It’s a fairly good beer, but not great. The beer per se comes across as a bit light weight.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Murky, completely opaque. Basically brown with a mild fuchsia tint to it. Khaki tinted, thin layer of foam quickly to a collar. Aroma loaded with moderately jammy berry notes, tart cherry skin, tannic wood, hints of lactic acid, mild perfume notes. Tart blackberry & raspberry get stronger with time. Lovely sour flavor. Sour blackberry, mildly jammy, tart lemon & cherry skin acidity with backing notes of mildly vinous wood, perfume, & even a slight touch of whiskey. Woody & sour finish, lightly tannic & dry with lingering notes of blackberry jam, cherries, lemon, & sour lacto. Delicious!
mikem409 (1948) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at hopcat Ann arbor. Color is brown with thin head. Berry funk aroma. Taste is funky jam with wood notes