ineedbeer (508) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle.Aroma is fairly fruity with some cherries and tart berries, but the most dominant aroma is oak and its characteristics - faint vanilla but more smokey. Not much malt character to the aroma, more a bit stale than I expected.Pours a slightly cloudy amber brown with some red highlights. Small, moderately thick head that recedes to the edges very quickly. Flavor is a balanced blend of fruit and oak with a light acidity. Slight sweetness upfront with some cherry syrup notes. The sweet cherries are balanced with the oak adding a light smokiness. The oak flavor is more similar to fresh cut oak than cured oak so I don?t pick up much vanilla. Faint bitterness and a touch of a red apple flavor.Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall an alright beer, but I expected more from this bottle. The malt character is mostly faded and stale and the aroma is dominated by fresh oak notes. The flavor is better, but isn?t as complex as I was expecting. Similar to fruit pinch aged in new oak barrels.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adnielsen ! Pours a rusty reddish brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. Aromas are heavy fruit... sweet apple, berry, vanilla bean and a touch of rustic honey malts. The palate follows the nose with lots of apple pie notes mingling with fresh berry... not much funk a touch of acidity creeps in but it isn’t even overtly sour. Refreshing not too sweet but an easy drinker with complex fruit notes to keep it interesting !
rxeight (968) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of a decent sour. Sour and berries. Taste is cherry, sweet and sour. Touch of vanilla. More of a sour than the belgian red, but way less than one of the big sours. Tasty stuff.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is red/pink with very little white head and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, light funk, vanilla. Taste has mor spices than the nose followed by some berries, vinous notes, light caramel, some sweetness, light funk and low sourness. Low body and low to medium carb.
Theydon_Bois (6334) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly shared by Nathan, the Brigadier at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13.
Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel, lightly soured fruits, oaky woody notes, vanilla.
Taste comprises tangy fruits, oeange, light sourness, woody notes, grapes.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry in the finish with a little gentle pucker.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Drink Beer.. Help People tasting party. Color is a deep hazy amber with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of oak and vanilla. It has a bold medium body with a dry feel on the mouth. Flavor comes in tart giving a note of cherry, then oak and vanilla show. After taste is dry with the tart hang on. Overall this is a very tasty brew.
maneliquor (2713) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ratebeer tasting at CBC. Pours clear brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is all about the funk with light tarty berry tones. Almost smells like kola beer. A touch of plum about it. very kola beer like in the taste.A fair bit of carbonation. Dark fruits definitely come into it. Bitter finish. Not too bad. Cheers!
joshwoodward (456) - - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly metallic aroma. Refreshing, delicious, definitely sour and quite fruity. Very interesting!
jbrana (332) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really interesting beer with flavors of apple juice, cherry, and cinnamon. It has a nice tart and sweet flavor, but is a bit reminiscent of sparkling cider.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Pretty good flavor and all but just tasted more like a sour apple cider than a sour beer.