NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Dark clear orange copper pour with a tight off-white foamy head. Malty dark red fruits with a touch of funky sour. Taste is much "cleaner" (read less body, less funk) than most Flemish Reds but it otherwise works in that category. Richer fruit flavors than expected. Pomegranate. Dark purple plums/prunes. Concord grapes. Dried blueberries. Cherry cordials. Some minor dark chocolate and liquorice notes play along. Much better than expected. Missing gravitas, but nicely complex.
cpetrone84 (1272) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had on tap at blue dust during 2013 PCBW. Pour is transparent copper with tight bubbled light tan head. Nose has a lot of spicy rye, light sour note, a bit vegetal, notes of grain behind and some dark berry very light. Taste has rye up front, a fair amount of grain and light dough. A bit stronger cherry note, faint touch of sour. Body is light, softly carbonated, a touch syrupy in the feel.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Licorice, roast, toffee and old chocolate. Tastes like old flat chocolate wine. Faint acid, funky cheese. Light cocoa. Old chocolate, light acid. Weird, finishing with some lingering plastic tones.
jredmond (5205) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled at WtWBA Brooklyn 2013. Pours an amber body with thin lacing. Aroma is grain and malt, overall pretty muted. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of crackery grains, caramel malts, and a light fruitiness in the finish. Overall, not sour or tart, or remotely funky. Yo, Penn’s Fakin the Funk.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Piper’s. Light woody tart nose and not much else. Coppery amber clear with lacing head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Watery tart with mild woody notes and medium acidity. Dry nutty finish with dry after.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour on draft. Hardly had any aroma, light body, thin feel, lively co2, Like Cheap said before me, definitely a tart flavor of fruity hops, and sour tart finish. Clean crisp brew, overall decent.
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressed with a mug of this on tap at the bocktown. barely any aroma, but what exists is a little metallic. Slightly darker than pale ale. A little more brown. Has some tartness in it fer sure. Leather at times. good co2. there is a slight bitterness that develops as the session continues. quite tasty fer sure, easy to like. enjoyed this brew and the finish was quite acceptable as well. good overall regional rate beer experience.
mtbackma (7) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at Birmingham bridge tavern on draft. Low aroma, low head but creamt white. Cherries, dates in flavor. Slight sour aftertaste, could be stronger to be much better.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Bocktown - Robinson. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart berries, citrus, caramel. The taste is caramel, cranberries, plum, very faint chocolate. Medium bodied. Pretty much seems like a fruit beer to me.
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Penn brew. Notes. Amber color. Medium head. Aromas of green apple, sweet molasses. Medium sweetness. Average carbonation. Light sour notes towards finish. Decent stuff.