hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 9-25-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. When poured, this beer forms a small tan head that mostly diminished, transparent brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma consist of malt, smoke and sour. The Taste is sour, malt, and smoky. The Palate is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer is easy to drink, but I did not care for the sourness given this beer’s style.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, probably 4+ years old. Nose is tart and mild funk, with a distinct metallic note at first which died out. Oaky with cherry aroma, like a chocolatey Flemish brown ale. Medium-dark brown clear with thin light tan lacing head. Medium watery body with medium to soft carbonation. Starts with soft acidic tang, much like Flemish brown sour, acetic with chocolate malty notes. Caramel and biscuit, too. No hop bitterness. Finish is chocolate with oak and wine-like tartness and fruity acidity. Smooth Tootsie Roll after.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Middle brown with some tan and light ruby tints; the gray and beige head is slow to rise, loose, and fades to a wimpy film quickly. Aroma is vinous, wine and grape like sourness with light acidity, cherry skins, mild peaty smoke, a touch of unsweetened cocoa. Tingles the saliva glands, back end. Taste is half porter half Oud bruin, almost. Mild cocoa and smoked and roasty malt, quickly overtaken by a strong cherry skin, vinous oaky, red grape, and acidic tartness. Strange beer, but I kind of like it... Like a mildly smokey Oud bruin or Flemish red. Dry oaky and scraping finish. Cherries, grapes, faint peat, oak.... Wow, so strange & different, but very tasty!
weihenweizen (2369) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours medium brown with small off-white head. Medium body, well carbonated, and sour aroma. Taste is sharp sour. The marriage of a Flemish brown crossed with a porter, not my thing.
JStax (3963) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a darker amber. No head. Aroma is slightly sour and malty. Tastes mildly tart. Not much else going on. Kind of boring, that’s for sure.
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is mostly sour. Kind of a weird browhish red color. I do really enjoy the taste, sour up front and a slight malty finish. Definately an interesting beer that seems to have held up well. Thanks to madvike for this bottle.
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, vinegar, and malt. Taste is sour cherries, roasted malt, vinegar, and chocolate. Very interesting. Believe bottle was at least two years old.
radarsock (1125) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Unexpected extra graciously shipped by Stfun -- many thanks! To stemmed wine glass it pours a bleary chestnut hazy purplish auburn brown with a trim, sudsy off-white head. Aromas of fussels, and paint thinner, not much else. Maybe some chalk, too? This tastes tarted, slightly fruity, and sour. Picking up some charcoal, white wine lees, oakiness, soggy Camel ash, pickled sweet potatoes, and vinegar. I would recommend this beer, but it smells atrocious. Otherwise a decent sipper. Tastes a lot better.
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Brown with an average off-white head. Aroma is rye, light vinegar, and roasted malts. Taste is cardboard, roasted malts, and caramel.
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is ruby with an off-white head, excellent retention/lace. Aroma is tart, cherry, vinegar, light roast. Taste is quite sour, chocolate, cherry, vinegar. Palate is tart, slick, sour finish.