kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Amber red pour with thin tan head. Aroma of cherry and oak. Little carbonation. Taste of sour cherry and some apples with a really smooth finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ OíBrienís. served in a trappist glass, poured a deep amber with a hint of a ruby glow. My initial reaction to the aroma was the little coke bottle candies. Other aromas of sour cherries and vinegar. The bartender was pissed i didnít say it right the first time.....lol
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a Roenbach Grand Cru tulip. Poured very deep amber with a small off-white head that left spotty lacing. The aroma was tart black cherries, oak, vanilla and barnyard funk. The favlour was cider-like and tart, with a decent amount of acidity, but nowhere near was a gueuze has. There were notes of licorice, vinegar, orange peel and a ton of tart, sweet cherries. Dry, champaign-like finish and a relatively full body and oily mouthfeel make the palate nice and suitable for the tart, robust flavours. I nice lingering of face-puckering sour apples and cherries coats the mouth. I like this better than the original.
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Unusual aroma.. sour, hint of cherries and yeast. Dark brown amber color. Light carbonation on the tongue. Starts fruity with a tart sourness. Such an unusual beer. A little acidic. Would love to find another one of these. Found this beer at Grapes of Mirth in Columbus.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not sure how I havenít rated this.. Bottle, BB 8/24/08. Poured clear coppery amber with a creamy initial cap of tan head. Sour oak and cherries were awesome on the nose.. sweeter cherry meat and dry yeasty funk came through shortly afterward.. sweeter than expected, yet very good! The flavor found sour vinegar and cherry skins on the tip of the tongue with seeds and funky lemon notes tailing afterward.. dry, powdery sweet cherry dust showed on the middle, and the finish was sour, dry, and cherry-ey. Well-balanced with a fine use of the oak-aging. Great stuff!
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a medium brown with reddish hues. Aroma was of sourness, cherries, fruity and a little yeast. Flavor was a little tart and sour. Not much acidity or excessive sweetness which was good. Pretty good sour that i enjoyed a lot.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Rated 1.10.08 Rootbeer colored pour slightly red with a fine beige head. Faint aroma, dusty, vegatables. . Very nice sweet and sour flavors, very true. Acidic and sour, slightly dry, not as annoyingly sweet as others. Nice palate, crisp but doesnt interfere with the flavors. Excellent. 6 4 9 5 18 . . . . . . . . .
ReRate 1.1.09. Pours a reddish tinted dark glowing brown with a pinkish beige creamy froth. Aroma is slightly stingy in the nostrils, varnish, slightly woody, light tart cherries, not as strong as some sours. Delicious first taste, really attacks the palate, very acidic tart cherry and really sour, candy like but still a bit dry, medium amount of vinegar. Really sharp fine carbonation that tickles going down, light bodied and lightly sticky. I really loved this beer at first, but trying it now after having tried sooo many other fine sours, it might be a little too ruthless, I really don’t remember it being this over-the-top. 4 7 8 4 17
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just introduced to San Diego, I tasted the first bottle in PP bottle shop during Loganís tasting. I think Brad bought the bottle. Nice sour woody flavor. Smooth slick lactic acid mouthfeel. Sweet. Will age well. Red amber color. Great to have around for dinner. I love sweet and sour beers.
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Bottle. Pours a pretty clear amber brown with very little head. Wonderful sour aroma, with some vinegar in there. Flavor is more of the same- sour, vinegar, and oaky. One of my favorite sour ales. I will definitely enjoy plenty of it in the future.
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a clear reddish brown with a thick off-white head that starts to fade quickly but slows down and fluffs up, leaving a good amount of lacing as it hangs around. fantastic smell of sour grapes, balsamic vinegar, some sour cherries, and some wood. strong oaky flavor with sour cherries dominating a solid fruity ester profile, maybe a bit of lemon and sour apple as well. the finish is unlike anything iíve had: intense, biting sour (in a good way), with a touch of sweetness backing it up, leaving a sort of grape preserves flavor lingering in your puckering mouth. lots of carbonation, and a medium body, with a mouthfeel that disappears quickly as the acidic sourness thickens in your mouth what would be a coating, astringent beer and turns it into something else entirely. iíve never had anything this sour that wasnít a candy. a damned interesting beer that i have to be in the mood for, but when i am, it has no replacement.