jaghana (3277) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 37.5cl 2009 vintage thanks Allen. A red amber beer with low head. Nose is on sour cherries, vinegar and vinous. Aroma is on wood, cherry, acid, sour and vinegar like, lactic, alcohol well hidden. Bit disappointed not as impressive as expected.
Imperial_Scout (283) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours Reddish brown with thin tan head. Nose of sweet spice and yeast. Nice dried cherry sour taste with some malt for some great balance. I am not a sour fan and this is impressive. Might convert me into a believer!
bird_machine (86) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Vintage - On tap at Original Gravity in San Jose. Pours murky brown with red hues coming through with bubbles escaping on top and around the sides of the glass. Awesome aromas of tart cherries, funk, brett, barrel, leather, raisins, wine and bourbon. Flavor is pretty much the same with additional dark fruit interwoven with the tart cherries. First few sips are rather sour, but the mouth gets used to it and unlocks some other interesting complexities. Finishes pretty dry with oak after tastes. Pretty awesome sour.
o_Merlin_o (129) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All I can say is "HOLY CRAP!" This beer is da bomb. The color of motor oil. Zero head. Amazing aroma of raisins. So many flavors, its hard to identify. Slightly acidic.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
900th rating! 2009 375mL bottle pours a murky muddy brown with no head. Aroma has lots of cherries, vinegar, caramel, tootsie roll, and sour apple skins. Taste of sour cherries, apple skins, caramel malt, and finishing with bitter leather lacto notes, and some pepper. Very balanced but not a huge fan of the finish.
Minderbinder (1293) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no "pop" at opening. Pours dirty, murky dark brown. No head to speak of. Aroma is of vinegar, fruits, malt, sourness. Taste is of malt, sweet, caramel, fruits, sourness. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Very sweet, sour too. Multi-layered. This one is quite disapointing for me. It’s a mess. Maybe there is a reason why "no other beverage in the world tastes like this". Well, some seem to like this. Gonna leave future bottles to those.
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375 ml). Traded by Whatsarezaf, thanks Reza! Ugly murky brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma of red fruits, chocolate, caramel and slight acetic notes. Taste is moderately to heavy sweet with red fruits, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, moderate sourness and acetic notes. Low carbonation. Not bad, but not really impressive either.
Palme (2694) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.375l corked bottle from 2009. A treat! This is a lovely looking plush-plum-red one, no head what so ever. Lovely vinegar-like aroma with apples, paint thinner, balsamic, peppery spices, caramel, grapes, wood and soft yellow raisins with red stolen fruits. Really interesting and quite complex. It’s really concentrated and just lovely on the flavor! Sticky boiled down green apples, something almost sea-like salty, red wine vinegar, wood, sour dry grapes, black pepper, and it has a lovely slightly stingy finish and aftertaste that tickles your throat on so many levels. An amazing flavorful and exciting beer! 26.12.2012
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle, 11.0%.
Pours dark murky red color with a minimal head. Aroma is quite "winey" with bourbon notes, lots of ripe dark berries, bilberries mostly, red wine, some wood, yeast, . Flavor of ripe fruits, dark berries, some yeast, mild subtle red wine, almost port-like tangy notes, wood, mild vanilla and some grassy notes. Very complex brew with a lot of nice nyances. Top notch.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013
37,5 cl bottle (11,0%) @ olio as ”The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme”. Thanks tiong!
Very quickly disappearing, big‐bubbled head. Aroma has rum, raisins, whisky notes and red wine. Flavour is rather tart with red wine, some bourbon, woody notes and hints of raisins on some sips. Like a good red wine in the beer world. Very intensive and good, really slow beer like Angel’s Share.