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!
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep umber with touches of ruby color and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is roasted malt, sour cherry, acetic vinegar and a touch of woody funk. The palate follows with a focused palate that is true to style with nice tart cranberry and cherry mingling with brown nut like malt structure. Dry finish that lingers of wood, vanilla and vinous grapes. Thanks adnielsen !
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Poured a ruby brown color with a wispy white head. Aroma is notes of tart malts. Flavor is sweet, tart notes. Pretty refreshing for almost 9%.
GT2 (5664) - Riverslime, 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 (7096) - 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 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
womencantsail (6920) - Garbage Grove, 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 (2298) - 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 (718) - Wilder, 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 (502) - 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 (1089) - Taylor Mill, 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.