Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from utobeer. Reddish brown, small tan head. Aroma is tart with red fruits. Quite a nice tart and fruit flavor with a medium malt backing. Very nice beer.
vanvenlo (1103) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 - Slowbeer 750ml (26-Oct-13) Big sweet sour cinnamon malt aroma. Big sweet rounded cherry fruit sour malt. Sour cherry tangy cinnamon finish and cherry sour cinnamon aftertaste.
Lunkie (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cinnamon herbal hop malt aroma. Brown colour with poor head And lacing. Sour cherry malt herbal flavour. Flat palate.
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madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2007. A very ugly beer. Aroma is some sourness, sweet red fruits and berries. Taste is pretty much the same but in my opinion, it lacks tartsness. A fine beer, but it seems to be too old now, If you have it, crack now! A little disapointed
oakbluff (403) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage bottle- murly reddish brown, two finger thick head and lacing. nose- cherry, malt vinegar. taste- a balance of sweet and sour with a vinegar kick on the finish. Oaky aftertaste with just enough sour punch to leave the mouth watering for more. Pretty easy drinking actually.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). 2011 Vintage Bottling. Finally decided to splurge on this guy. Pours a deeper reddish brown hue, some decent darker middle muddles the glow a bit as the edges show more orange red color, some nice glow. A frothy beige head atop dies to a thinner film, loose with mellow lacing. Aromas are big berry flavors, offering rich black and red sour cherries, firmer tartness meets some pie sweetness. Cherryskin, touches of pulpy berry. Firm to big wood presence shows tannic dryness, wet wood, and some gentle vanilla. Gentle Balsamic vinegar, a bit dry and tart. Not bad, offering some bigger, assertive elements. Initial is a bit diffferent, turning the corner to a big fruit presence, lots of apple, touches of vinegar, sour red fruit shows cherry, raspberry, and some jammy sweetness. Lots of oak meets these flavors, dry and tannic, some vanillin enters the equation. Sweet as a firm big fruity element meets those brown and red malts. Some lactic elements start to kick as we turn the corner, more funk and leather elements, some biscuits, some gentle vinegar qualities meet up, touches of brown sugar, brown malt, earthiness. Dark and dried fruit mix liberally as we start to taper out. Still a bit sweeter than Iíd personally like, offering tangy fruit elements, berry and cherry, as we start to finish. A bit tannic, still too sweet, and some sourness kick and finish off. The brett really doesnít get going till we hit the backend, a bit of basement, horseblanket, and subtle dried sweat. This is solid. Itís a bit too sweet for me personally, but it really goes through the ringer.
chimpgibbon (167) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage. Magnificent sour - easily topping the already stupendous Grand Cru by virtue of its extra bite and refreshment value alone. The usual heady balsamic / blood hit but with an extra kick in the middle of the mouthful - a great bitter dryness that sizzles the palate delightfully. Vinous, barnyard, berry. Just beautiful.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. The initial is highlighted by a sharp sour cherry that would certainly pucker the lips of the most ardent sour lover. After the initial, other notes include woody oak, a hint of vanilla, and a modest note of the acidity of vinegar. Sour cherry fades to dry oak in the finish.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nah, couldnt do it. Chemical aroma, took forever to open up, a clear worst in a blind taste test. rotten flavors.
Embrouille (2778) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Vintage 2010. Not overly complex. Some residual sugars in the finish. A bit dissapointing.