oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of GT. Very dark brown pour with a thick, creamy beige head. The nose is pretty crazy- sour dark fruits, vibrant juicy grapes, wet wood, and a slight hint of butter. The flavor holds more vinous chocolate notes, with lots of vanilla wood, and toffee/ popcorn butter. Medium body with low carbonation, finishing slippery and sour. Really interesting and unique, but not quite up my alley.
drfabulous (4794) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to mattyb83. Slightly light body. Taste is sour stout, but without the stout. Some chocolate and a lot of raspberry vinegar. Very tasty.
JoePeesie (917) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice pure brown. Nose and taste is of smoke, wood, and light malts. Not what Iwould normal expect to see in a parter, but upon reading the side of the bottle, this beer was intended to harken back to old county brewing style. I’m a fan.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of Nuplastikk!). Pours a clear reddish brown color with thina tan head. Carbonation bubbles are small but active. Aroma is sour and winelike. There are also notes of chocolate, cocoa and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and sour-sweet chocolate and a sour fruit-almost like a truffle. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Tart finish. I’m pretty impressed with this-haven’t had anything like it before, including some of the newer sour stouts. It definitely has red wine/vinegar characteristics and some (raspberry?) truffle tastes going on.
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to SS, medium brown to amber color with no foam, aroma is typical English malt, caramel and metallic notes, flavor is sour , tootsie roll,. peat, finish is woody sour
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice proper color for style and on the clear side for a porter. Not much on the nose maybe even a little sour to acidic nose. A little sour over the palate but finishes nice with a tobacco slight cherry almost cigar like leathery flavor. Slight sourness but overall a very drinkable beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Barrythebear for this bottle.
Pours a dark brown color with a bit of an off white head. The nose immediately shows something different. I have to ask myself whether this is infected or whether the sourness was intended. After looking over BA and NG’s website, I can see it’s the latter. Really turned out well. Some roasted malt and chocolate plus some finely-tuned espresso and a bit of cherry. Bitter, slightly tart coffee and cherry notes come through in the taste as well. Good feel with the slight sourness. Great idea and well executed.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 rerate
was able to sample another bottle: the exact same- putrid stuff .. the worst new glarus, maybe even worse than the alt .. if you are saving this, drink it now or play a mean joke on someone .. .
thanks to John for this, so this review pains me .. . Pours a murky dark tan, low foam .. . smell is of light tart cherry, wet socks, and stinky mud .. . thin, muddled and not at all enjoyable .. . i read other recent reviews about how this is starting to fade- this is long gone .. .
What’s limpid? As in, he gazed into her limpid eyes. L-I-M-P-I-D?
Most certainly a disease of the retina.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, little transparency and very little head. Aroma was a tad sour with hints of chocolate. Flavor held slight fruity qualities, mostly sourness prevailed. I don’t know if it was a bad batch or not, but I was a little confused by this one.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, ruby hued, moderate head, foamy, light beige, spotty lacing.   Not that dark for a Porter.   Perhaps because this is an "English Porter"?   Sweet vinegar/wine like aroma, muted roasted malts behind that.   Interesting.   Very wine like up front, slight vinegar, a little sweet and fruity, definite woodiness.   Whats odd is the Porter, as I am so used to, is very subtle.   I am actually liking this more than you average Porter.   Tart, slightly fruity, a little vinegar or wine like sourness, with very subtle smoked/roasted malts on the backside.   Very smooth, body and mouthfeel being fairly moderate.   Yeah, I was thinking I would skip this beer tonight, but glad I did not!