Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at hops and pie. Clear reddish brown with a tiny beige head. Aromas of bourbon, raisins, caramel, tart dark fruit and wood. Flavor is tart dark fruit, bourbon, caramel, plum, raisin and wood. Medium bodied, light vinegar and acidic.
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, with copper/purple hues. Small off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is very vinous and acidic....rich tart cherry, raisin, brown sugar over a light roast and slight funk. Taste is very complex with loads of cherries upfront, but works quickly into a nice, oak and funk interplay. Vanilla, brown sugar and some roasted nuttiness provide some sweetness among the tart/sourness/funk of the yeast. Really nice barrel character gives hints of bourbon, port, sherry along with more dark fruit and leather. Finishes slightly oily and moderately tart and vinous. Really unique beer.
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2013 - brownish pour with sudsy head. Acetic nose with lots of fruit. Taste is heavy on sour cherries and some added sugar. Good stuff.
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gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Taste sour, cherries, a bit boozy but not bad.
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HULK777 (335) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No crown at all. Intense aroma of gelly candy, cola, cherry, and vanilla. The high ABV is present. Sour character, very fruity, unripe cherry taste with coca cola notes.
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely mellow sour beer. Has a tart aroma and complex flavor. Deep dark amber brown color. I can taste cherries but they don?t over power the beer.
andrewje41 (332) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour. Very dark with no head. Sour cherry aroma with a little funk. Dark fruit flavors with a really tart cherry flavor fading in to a nice, smooth fruit finish. Brown sugar flavor constant in this one. Extremely drinkable at 11%. A lot of flavor, and overall, a solid sour ale. Loved it.
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark pour no head. Smell is a traditional red brown with some brown augar?/ caramel. Flavor is intensely tart. It is woody and balsamicy, sour cherry, funk that disaipates as you go. Harsh first sip but a nice beer.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rerated 09.05.2014, 0,375l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
No head, just some bubbles, looks like mud water. Aroma is sweet fruity, sugar, thinner, paint, oak, sour red berries, grass, sorrel, hints of bourbon. Taste is sour-ish fruity, sorrel, red berries, oak, minerals, grass, raw rhubarb, berry skin, paint, sugar, caramel, grapes. Medium bitterness, nice acidic mouthfeel, alomst completely flat. Nice, but I also kind of expect more from this. Hopefully it’s kind of a "bad bottle", being completely flat and very muddy.
26.12.2012, 0,375l bottle (2009 vintage) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Sødmerik frisk fruktig lukt med preg av malt, sukker, maling, eplecidereddik, karamell, plastilin. Frisk syrlig smak med preg av malt, eplecidereddik, karamell, raude syrlige bær, syregras, litt maling. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
stoutnick (454) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lost Abbey brewpub. Look is deep raspberry. Aroma is a bit of funk. Taste is sour, raspberries, raisins, soured (off) fruit. Finish is a lovely full and malty tang. Overall, a beautifully complex sour. Doesn’t completely come together, but it is delicious and interesting. Whose complaining about a crazy sour when there’s so much going on. Not a beer for relaxation.