KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a plum brown with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had excellent retention, receding very slowly down to a puddled cap with a large collar and fantastic sheets of sticky lacing that engulfed the entire glass.
The aroma was sweetly tart of a bold Brett yeast and a mild sweet grain malt along with notes of chocolate, dark fruit (plums and black cherry), vanilla and a slight woody scent.
The taste was sweet and acidic with a nice malty feel and a note of dark fruit from the get go, maturing into a rather sour funky yeasty taste with a mild woody presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent duration proceeding the swallow, with a sour fruitiness and a slight funkiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a really fantastic tasting sour brown, which had no flavor overpowering any other. Just a nice mix of fruit and funky tartness, which blended together so well that it created this exquisite tasting brew. I will be getting more of this one, I assure you...
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours a deep, mostly clear amber color with a finger of khaki head that didn’t last, just settled into a ring. Aroma of berry fruits, bretty fuink, caramel, a good deal of vanilla, brown sugar, oak, and a bit of a nutty, earthy note. The flavor hit the same notes, with equal amounts of vanilla sweetness and fruity sourness. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet and sour mouthfeel. Not overwhelming on either front, and I wouldn’t call it balanced. Just a lot going on, particularly in the high amount of vanilla. Glad I got to try this on draft because no doubt it’s an expensive bottle.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour from Daniel, Thanks! Hazy brown pour, with a light brown head that lasts with nice lacing. Aroma is wood, light lactic sour, light acetic, berries, some caramel malt. Taste is dark fruit, raisins, tobacco and leather heavy. Nice moderate sour finish. Nice beer.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a small foam layer. I smell vinegar, lots of fruit, vanilla. Wood flavors first with fruit. Some fingus thing. Very intetesting flavor. The tartness s about right for me. Inlike it.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml C&C bottle picked up at Discount Liquor
Appearance: Hazy brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, tart fruit and woody
Taste: Tart fruit, toasted malts, vanilla and woody
piscator34 (1883) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of toasty malt, some booze, and some fruity sake/port like notes. Contiunes with fruity and malty notes in the mouth before developing a nice sour twang on the finish. Not overly complex, but fairly tasty.
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown, loose white head. Winey, Oaky aroma, with a whiff of apple. Flavor is lots of red wine, with oak and apple and some citrus. Insanely drinkable, especially for 9%.
EdInSaltLake (508) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tart, earthy aroma; a little roast-y. Sweet and sour flavor, with wild yeast earthiness.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish/brown with a little head. Aroma is sour fruit. Flavor is sour with a lot of cherry. Nice beer
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose of slight sourness, caramel maltiness, leather. Flavors follow similarly w/ more tartness than expected. Solid malt backbone w/ interesting vinous characteristics, good lacto creaminess & a good sour bite. Definitely going to get more of this!