mR_fr0g (8047) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Medium copper coloured pour with a fading greyish head. Aroma is sharp plum, gooseberry, tart plum, some alcohol. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, plum and apricot jam, some toffee, mellow tartness. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering spicy fruit, apricot. A little boozy.
jinroh (1030) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownis red, bit of foam. Aroma has berries, bit of funk. Taste has some intense sour, winevarrel oak and some numb bitterness coming through. Feels sort of winey, carbonation is good. Getting some currants, not only sure if red or black ones. Real solid sour, depth is there and also loads of flavour - and alcohol is nowhere to be seen.
Tsekouratos (578) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red, murky body with a thin tan head. Aroma is just perfect!!! Cherries, leather, oak, red wine. Taste is slightly worse with strong wine and barrel notes covering everything. When warmer, it does get better, with lacto and cherries making an entrance. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Very nice!
Whatup14 (1409) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 375ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, merci Tommy! Couleur couleur rouge vin foncé, mousse beige évanescente, film sur les parois du verre. Arôme fruité, boisé, vinaigre balsamique, vineux, cuir, côté porto. Goût de malt grillé/caramélisé, bonne acidité, alcool, boisé, côté sauvage, cassis en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-dense, astringente.
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thx to Tom10101 :-) 16-1-16 - bottle-0,375L. Batch 007 from 2011 -my 60ieth style. Reddish/mahogany body, very clear, beige head, fast diminishing, but who cares. Aroma is Fruit, Brett, Wood with a small vinegar touch. citric tartness and tannin stand against wood, tobacco, leather and hints of fruit - great sour beer!
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted twice, first time few months ago in Rome at B&F pub courtesy of Manuele. Second time in Serbia, courtesy of luttonm bottled August 2014. Many thanks to both! Pours a deep dark amber color, quite ruby highlights with a no-foam. Nose: red fruit, red wine vinegar, black olives, a bit liquor. Mouth: extremely tart, a bit astringent but so much character. Macerated berries, vinegar, some wood. Extreme and tasty. The bottle at Manuele was better.
ClarkVV (5216) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottled 6/7/15, drunk 1/5/16, thanks to JoeT!
Great appearance, with a deep auburn-mahogany colored body with great clarity and a light beige head atop that is small, but is surprisingly well-retained.
Unfortunately, it’s quite boozey in the nose. Can’t really get around it. It doesn’t help the dry, bready, biscuity malts and light tannins, not to mention the currants and acidity from the bacteria. That being said, other than the heat, the nose is superbly balanced between yeast, wood, wine, fruit and malt. Plentiful black currant, black pepper, soft funk and light cherry-prune character to enjoy, with a good strength and a touch of almond and light brandy. Finally, with about 1/5 of the glass left, the alcohol burned off and what remained was truly divine. Guess I should have let it breath longer.
In the mouth, the beer is less given to the alcohol, with tons of cherry, raisin, caramelized brown sugar and strong acidity to balance. Light balsam-like flavors, with a more dry wood character and piquant currant notes. Acetic character does not grow heavy and hangs in balance with the lactic acids. Wonderfully attenuated, though with enough body left to prevent any tannic astringency or overdose of acidity. Light grape, plum, brown sugar and black pepper linger on, with lip-smacking acidity. Tight carbonation. Seems like this stuff would age very well for a years to come.
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled on Sept 2015, again it’s surprisingly smooth drinking despite the young age and high alcohol contents. pours copper hue with little head it has sour dough aroma with citrus accent. the flavor is citrus and kombucha. well balanced.
jnkor (352) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of oak must and sour zest. Taste is sweet and sour. Leaves a slight sour taste. Look brown red with no head. Nice and sour.
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours clear, dark caramel with fizzy off-white head. Smells like balsamic vinegar, cereal and toasted malts, vanilla, oak, and dates. Tastes like bready malt, some caramel, dark fruit, sour notes, and some subtle acidity. Medium body and carbonation.