Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Rusty. Pours a deep amber with a one finger head. The nose is raspberries, faint sour cherry, wood. The taste is raspberries, slight dried fruit rinds, like funk. Not as sour as the 2006 version, but still a nice. 3.8
Experiment_Ale (1072) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place with Matt, Kristin, Jake, Jacob and Taylor. Pours.bronze orange. Aroma is sugar sweet apple. Taste is apple, sweet apple.
_angst_ (3255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours tiny hazy reddish golden with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sour and slightly fruity with caramel, biscuits, rhubarb, strawberries, hay, rosé wine, lime juice, lemon zest, raspberry jam, cinnamon, vanilla custard and hints of glue and acetic acid. Taste is slightly sweet, sour, tiny malty and fruity with biscuits, lemon juice, lime juice, hay, moist wood, rhubarb, wild strawberries, raspberry jam, moist soil, leather, orange zest, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, vanilla and hints of caramel, cinnamon and sweet dark bread. Mouthfeel is round, tart, slightly dry, tiny mouth-puckering and medium bodied. Finish is sour, tiny malty and fruity with dark bread, biscuits, lime juice, red wine vinegar, moist hay, leather, strawberries, rhubarb and red wine vinegar. Exceptionally fruity Flanders red, what strawberry rhubarb should have been like had it been great.
pepsican (1486) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 year old rot box scope. Not sure why I’ve kept this with me for that long, would mean it has traveled to 4 different apartments/houses with me. Odd. This beer poured reddish brown, clear, not much of a small off white head. Aroma was actually pleasing. Cherry skins, a touch of caramel and toffee, a bit of apple. Flavor...not bad. Slightly tart. Rich. Bigger, almost chewy mouthfeel. Tart, but not bracing. I’m puzzled, old beer is gross, but this beer did not show many signs of being both old and (most likely) mishandled. Peted fine, which was tame where I was @ just last night.
TXBadger (1731) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes: 2010 bottle; pours almost a brown color with off-white head. Tartness on the nose, some oak, vanilla, and darker fruits; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.
drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage bottle from the cellar. Pours a murky mahogany with him light tan head. Nose some cherry soured fruit, vanilla and oak. Taste pleasing sour funk up front, then the fruit and caramel notes. Syrupy mouth. Finish with some tart notes and lingering vanilla. Tastes better now than it did fresh as I remember.
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2010 Unplugged) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks maniac! Caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet fruit, syrup. Tastes of caramel, sweet dark fruit, oak, vanilla. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Interesting beer.
Iphonephan (3963) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Hoppy nose. Caramel and tart cherry flavors.
baraciisch (2202) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour cherry, caramel aroma... Hazy caramel red brown in color... Flavor is sweet caramel, notes of vanilla, oak, cherry... Tartness, vinegar on finish... Amazing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (2452) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Unplugged bottle thanks to Jeff for sharing. Pours a mostly clear red color with a small fizzy head. Aroma is cherries, bread, apples, and light sour funk. Taste has a nice sweet and tart balance. Mostly cherries with some honey and wood. Almost tastes like a mead but just a little less sweetness. Really good.