brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Mild acetic notes with some toasted bread sweetness. Oak, leather, raisin, and cherry notes. Some lemon zest, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is moderately tart. Red wine vinegar, some oak, leather, and cherry. Raisin and caramel sweetness, some chocolate, vanilla, and hints of lemon.
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sourness and sweet tarts, roasted/smoky malts, oak, vanilla, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a good sourness. Smooth texture. A good beer.
AndyReynolds (889) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Chris met at DLD. Aroma is sour for certain, tart fruit with some yeast and malts in there. Palate is incredibly easy drinking almost making one forget it is a sour. Complex beer.
beerbastard (690) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caged 750 bottle. Pours a dark chestnut. Aromas are a nice balance of woods and tart cherries. Sweet and tart like flavors of well blended woods and sour cherries, like a red wine. Has a long dry finish. May lack a little complexity, but I really like it. A pleasant surprise. I will buy more.
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at DLD - pours dark amber with tan head. Nose is sour fruit. Flavor adds unripe fruit. Tart. Dry.
kambei70 (601) - - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle to a snifter. Color is a deep ruby brown. Smell is a sour cranberry. Taste is sour cranberry with a tart taste that develops into an almost chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel.
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jeremyh70 (714) - Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby brown color with a finger of head and good lacing. Aroma of cherry skin and berries with a tart smell. Tart taste of unripe berries with a tartness that fades into a surprising roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Fizzy mouthfeel with light/medium body and high carbonation. Not too tart with a nice fruit flavor and unexpected chocolate. Interesting style I have never had before.
jahshuwuh (387) - USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby color, with little head. A sour funk scent with red wine, cranberry. Sour funk taste with dark chocolate covered raspberry, toffee, cherry, caramel.
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beastiefan2k (2433) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at an event at the Burger Stand in Lawrence. The pour is brown with ruby highlights. I think Odell did a great job recreating a Oud Bruin, a little more sour than the average but still within limits. Has a pretty decent soft sour vinegar kick surround by a strong cherry flavor, and a general funk. A little too much acetic to make the cherry seem totally natural but still pretty good imitation. A nice tart kick at the back of the throat.
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gigantic thanks to Brett for hooking me up with this one! Dark plum/sepia color with vivacious white head that dissipates quickly but with good lacing. Nose and flavor bring, delightfully, present but low acetic acid, some lovely wild blackberry and raspberry character (not jam, but earthy and freshly picked), as well as tart cherry, pomegranate, greek yogurt, lactic tang, and hints of unripe plum. The booze is there on the palate, but it fits, and the carbonation is strong. Very solid.