EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-red pour with a hazy light tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with oaky wine notes. Bitter fruity flavor. Tart and bitter. Bourbon, oak, and wood notes. A little heavy
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, Batch 10. Pours an opaque amber with a creamy, off white head. Nose is vinegar, cherries, some wood, some brown sugar. Flavor is smooth, cherry, malty, yeast, light acid, light wood. Medium bodied.
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, Batch 10, from Eataly Bologna. Chestnut color. Aroma of wood and cherry. Taste is just barely sour, mostly unremarkable.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, Batch 10, 2008, thanks Travlr. Small beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, wood, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood. Medium body, some stickiness. Not particularly sour.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL courtesy of Travlr. Looks like the normal Panil Barriquee but there’s the RESERVA sticker right on the neck of the bottle. What sounds like a shoe-in for a top beer of mine ends up being a fairly poor showing. Pour is muddy brown with not much of a head that leaves wispy lace. Aroma is slightly metallic, old toffee, caramel, sticky fruits, oxidized fruits, rum soaked cherries. Taste is Kalamata olives straight up along with tart apples, cider apples, mild sulphur, citrus, slight red wine vinegar, tawny oak. Pretty much a giant mess.
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small-medium, fizzy beige head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, wine, lactic acid, and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, wine, lactic acid, and wood. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart, cola and cherry nose, some light vinegar notes. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, some cola and light vinegar, some cherry, mildly oxidized. Very soft. Decent.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle (2008 Vintage. Batch #10. Bottle #1237.): Aroma of oak, fruit, red wine, cognac, slight funk, light tart cherry, light acetic acid, and a hint of oak. Poured very deep amber/brown/ruby/mahogany in color with a small, loose, tan head that greatly diminished and lasted as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges only. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Clearly there are some particles present. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of oak, light cherries, water, red wine, slight vanilla, fruit, light malt, light funk, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Slightly tingly texture. Average carbonation. Oak, slight cherry, slight vanilla, slight funk, and slight cocoa finish is quite sweet. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #182 from batch 10, 2008. Had this Saturday evening of BCTC after the fest proper. Pours a just clear brown. Fuzzy sour malt, toast. Sweet and sour, subtle and complex malt. Lingering acid. Delicious.
JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at stone sour fest 2010. Dark reddish brown pour, almost flat. Tart berries, dried dark fruit, caramel malt, oak, earth, and moderate sourness. Decent, but doesn’t stand out as one of the better sours at the fest.