mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to joet for sharing! Very odd cork and cage job on this one. The cork was pushed almost completely into the bottle with no mushroom top and the wire on the cage had been twisted about thirty times. No worries though as it didn’t affect the beer at all. Slight pop as we removed the cork. Nice head in the glass. Great color--almost ruby red--and very clear. Nice carbonation. Moderate vanilla aroma and a touch of bourbon in the nose. Slight hint of sourness in the aroma as well. Fairly fruity. Sweet caramel flavor with low-to-moderate underlying sourness. Possibly a touch of oak flavor. Good mouthfeel. Creamy. A very unique beer.
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 49/424. Pours a hazy brine color with minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity, citrusy, juicy, kind of a rotten fruit character. Flavor is fruit juice, apples, citrus, but no sourness whatsoever, enemy after drinking a bunch of impy stouts.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a gross purple brown. Dirty fruit smell. Taste is bad fruit. Dog poop. Thanks drewface
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is like applesauce and paper/cardboard. Bottle #49 of 424 shelfies. Taste is a malt and fruit bomb. Absolutely no sourness. Decent but not a sour.
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottleshare thanks to Drewface. 49/424. Pours cloudy brown/amber. Aroma is weird, funky, almost like dirty underwear. Taste is malty, weird, sweet, and still like dirty draws. Not a fan.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jason for sharing. Bottle 181. The beer pours to a deep mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is light and grainy with rhubarb. Flavor is sweet and tangy and rhubarb. The palate is sweeter than I would have expected.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, #181/424. Poured very deep garnety-brown with a nice cap of toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherries, Bretty funk, lactic notes, and oak over warmer fruity sugars.. this was very good. The flavor found sour cherries, oak, and a bit of Balsamic vinegar over pale and fruity malts.. sour, spicy, and a bit refreshing on the finish. Medium-bodied and engaging on the palate.. this was way better than expected.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. p hazed amber wh head n funky soapy fl sharp vinager and sweet
grain some tropical fruit, mushy and odd. 6/3/6/3/13
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeff at the RBSG (no shirts necessary) hotel tasting. Pours brown orange with a white thin head. Tart red fruit cherries in the aroma - mellow but decent. Tart cheesy earthy cherries oak funky flavors. Really interesting and a pretty solid beer. 8/3/8/3/15
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeff during the opening night of the RBSG, thanks for all the effort and the great beers you shared! Poured a cloudy amber brown with a yellowish brown head that was thick and lasted. Aroma was quite tart/sour with cherries mainly and there was a backing caramel and toffee note. Flavor was similar with a sour overtone, mainly cherries with caramel and toffee backing.
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml shared by northerbrews. Thanks! Amazing share! Pours a deep dark brownish red hue, dark and hazy, a nice frothy offwhite towards tan head laces well. Aromas are caramel and toffee, sour cherries, a decent nice sourness and touch of lactic acid. Initial is similar, light tartness. Decent sour, tasty with caramel and biscuits with with sour cherries. Lingering bread and biscuits. A lighter but decent sour. Not bad fairly sweet still even with time.. Kinda has that typical New Holland sour lightness and still fairly biscuity. Not bad, just not very sour