madvike (2543) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours hazy pinkish amber with a thin white ring of head. Nose is not pungent, with tart lemon yogurt and not much berry. Taste is better--a lemon/berry tartness, with yogurt and a long tart finish. Body is fluffy and well-carbonated.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 750mL? ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Pours orange with no head. Nose is popsicle, buttery crust. Taste is prickly, raspberry, citric, spritzy carbonation. Palate is woody, citric, not bad.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Musty oak, blackberry and malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with minimal head. Musty dry malt flavor with a nice blackberry aftertaste. Very nice and enjoyable.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy pink pour with a fizzy white head. Big sour, tart berry aroma. Sour flavor with lots of berry sweetness and a whole bunch of sour on the finish. Really smooth and lightly sweet on the aftertaste.
OPIE788 (220) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy ruby color with a slight pinkish head. Lots of raspberry tartness mixed with a big funky sour. I heard a lot of hype about this beer and it lived up to every bit of it.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, short off-white head.
Tart/sour yeast, berry aroma.
Flat-tart.....heavy blackberry taste....
Underripe blackberry, Oak grows stronger the more it warms.
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared late night RBWG. Pours clearish amber with a foamy white head. Really nice, some grassy bitterness, dry berries, mild funk. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish with grass, mild sweetness, more dried fruits. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry and raspberry, wheat malt, light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and acetic cherry and raspberry, wheat malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drsordr (847) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark gold. Nose tart fruit up front. Some ester. Taste tart fruit and some mud palate bitter. Fruit really comes through on the late palate and finish
jmikolich (1354) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared with the Armsby Abbey staff, I can find the blackberry in the nose but finding it amongst the wood drying taste is tough, good and tart with plenty of oaky drying on the finish.