beersnobsunited (7) - - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from Bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark amber color, beautiful carbonation streams, and yeast floating around. A firm and smooth one finger head until the bottom of glass. Lovely foam streamers left around the glass.
Aroma: More malty than I expected. At first reminded me of a caramel heavy barley wine. Strong sour scent next with strong lemon tones. Dark fruit smell from raisins and prunes.
Taste: Lemon warhead candy, red wine, vanilla from oaky wood. Touch of caramel malt in the back ground. This is probably the best sour I have ever had.
Mouthfeel: Strong sour cringe, with smooth flow. Carbonation is mild and smooth, and a bit astringent in the back. 10% ABV is noticed in the swallow with minor burn
Overall: FANTASTIC! Highly recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it.
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is a blast of cheery a d grape with a fruit roll up character. Some winey and wood cone through in the flavor. Very acidic and chest burning. Seems to mask the enjoy ability of the fruity expression. Wood really comes through as it warms up.
zoucrew102 (770) - - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Very strong red wine aroma with notes of currants. Pours dark brown tinged ruby colored with a thin off-white head and no lacing. Highly carbonated, what head there was initially burned off quickly. Taste starts sweet with currant notes with vinous undertones. Finishes quite tart with a red wine flavored palate that lingers. Very nice sour.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again good sir! Wonderful ruby/brown pour. Aromas of wine barrels and berries. Wow this just smells amazing. Flavor is sweet and tart currants. Wonderful acidity and just a touch of oak. Delicious brew. Definitely lives up to the hype.
superspak (3164) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch 005X2E. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a small fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, clove, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; with a great sweetness/sourness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, acidic, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Slightly hazy brown/amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruit, vinegar. Tastes of oak, cherries, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a very dry finish. Good stuff.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like a wine. Deep reddish brown body with nearly no head. Highly carbonated. Nose of vinegar, balsamic, sour cherries and wood. Flavour of very very tart. Great cherry base with a lasting acidic finish. Very satisfying. 12.68fl oz bottle. Courtesy of Blomster. Thanks so much Christer!
Lizardking3 (174) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My God.... This is wonderful. It’s pours an absolutely gorgeous dark plum color, and smells sweet and wonderful. It tastes immediately sour and then settles down so you can enjoy all of the currant and malts. It finishes so smooth, you would never know it is 10%. I love this beer.
Danyel (1292) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is very oaky, wood, dark fruits, sour. Taste is woody, sweet and sour, ripe berries, lots of wine. Really delicious!
Salmoniform (1193) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper amber hue with off white fizzy head. Aroma is lactic, oak, sour cherry, wine grapes, acetic, malic. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and fizzy carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with tart sourness exploding through the finish and wrapping up with a nice tannin finish. Overall this is an exceptional sour brew!