GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to the RB crew at my going away tasting. Pours muddy brown. Weak tan foam. Nose is salty, musty, cranberry, mild cocoa. Taste is salty, dusty, sour cranberry. Lactic body, mild acetic heat. Quite nice. A bit seltzer and thin in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: pours a clear deep amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel nose with lots of tart cherries and vinous oak. Starts with good effervescence and sweet biscuity malts with good amount of vinous tartness and oaky complexity before a drier slightly puckering finish. True to style and very enjoyable.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, plums, dates, caramel, cookie and toast malt. Flavor is sweet malt with light balsamic notes, dried fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, 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 (5280) - 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 (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (841) - 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 (2816) - 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 (957) - - 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 (1061) - 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.