DrSilverworm (8695) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mmm... Awesome blue berry, bourbon-vanilla, oaky tannic aroma. Nice bigger sour taste, satisfyingly sour. Totally clear amber color. Minimal off-white head, no lace. Bigger body. Good, smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Hint of chocolate, some good darker nutty malts, especially in the aftertaste. Very tasty stuff. Awesome long sour complex aromatic aftertaste.
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice dark purple color but as it settles its an ugly purple/brown, a light tan head, very watery... smells shockingly good, sour, grapes and oak, a tad sweet and generic but surpassed anything I dreamed for a New Holland Sour... the taste is really sour, its a light pucker that almost robs it of flavor, grapes, oak, the finish is a bit flat, but this isn’t bad...
tmoreau (2986) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 2012 bomber, poured to snifters with a clear, mahogany color, a light layer of head foam that quickly diminished to a bubbly ring, and light spots of lacing. The taste was a touch of vanilla and tart cherry. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, yet some nice prickliness on the tongue, the taste was sour cherry, with tanniny astringency, and faint & fleeting hints of caramel and light grain as graham cracker? The oak prompted a pleasant dryness throughout. Very impressed!
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out a root beer color with a small white head. Aroma is of tart sour fruits, Brett, berries and some oak. Taste is complex, derived fruits, tart, funky Brett, berries, oak, mild lingering acidic notes.
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 2012 bottle (#15) at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 10/24/2013: The beer is a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Cherry, oak and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a moderately tart black cherry character and notes of earthy malt, oak and slight vinegar. The finish is tart with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a dark red with an off white head. tart grape with a bit of a oak taste #gabf
Ed5388 (2559) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Pineypower! Thanks Dean! Pours a clear amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, brett, oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste funky sour fruit, oak, red grape skins, and vinegar.
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, cherry and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bobmer shared by pineypower during the goodbye jcwatts tasting, thanks Dean. Poured clear mahogany brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of light sour notes, chalky, dusty, cherry, some light chocolate and acidity. Medium body that is rather acidic, average to stronger carbonation with strong acididty on the end. Flavor is nicely sour, berries, cherry, lemons, touch of grains. Good stuff overall.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark cherry pour. Mostly clear candy-apple color against candlelight. Fizzy/foamy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Pleasant sour with a lot of barrel tannins. Currant jelly. Strawberry-Rhubarb. Sweet and sour sauce. Leather. Wild blueberries. Dried leaves. Quite tart and very astringent. Great unusual sour!