hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Byaeger (thanks Brian). Pours a murky amber-brown with a small beige head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is strong with berries, wine, spicy oak, and funk. The flavor is complex with sour cherry pits, berries, lots of oak, red wine(merlot or cab), vanilla and caramel. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering complex tart flavors. Overall an impressive sour.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ BBF Night of the Funk. Pours a deep brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is oak, dark fruit, and a bit of brett/funk as well. Taste is cherry, currant, raisin, with an explosion into a funky oak finish that pulls the beer together beautifully. I was almost in tears at the quality of this beer. This brewery is now 2 for 2 with me, and I can’t wait to try more from them.
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with a thin tan head and lots of carbonation. Powerful aroma of dark fruit, oak, and some vinegar. Tastes of tannin, cherry, oak, and a sour vinegar ending. One of the best.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at NotF. Pours a dark brown fizzy color with a small head. Nose is lightly toasty and biscuity with a light oaky and funk note. Palate is full and fizzy. Flavor is more of the toast and light notes of dark fruits.
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small tan head with good retention, minimal lace. Lightly hazy amber body, red hued. Tart funky nose light vinous notes, pleasently musty, fruity. Medium body, gently carbonated, tart but not overly, the way i enjoy them. Dark fruit flavors, raisins, berries, gentle woodiness faint caramelly malts, cherries, spicey with a just right alc. warmth. Nicely tart fruity finish. Props to Gabe/Steve(cougar killer) for sharing this @ the Sour tasting! Thanks guys! Batch 001-4x. Nice...
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Earthy garnet pour with a bubbling, rocky head that quickly disappears completely. Looks like wine in my glass, and is one of the prettiest colored beers I have ever seen when held to the light. Aroma is funky red grapes, cranberries, and rain-soaked wood. Flavor follows the nose but adds iron-like tannins, cherry pits, and nuances of balsamic and oak. ABV is well hidden. The carbonation in the mouthfeel is surprisingly great considering the lack of head/lacing. Overall, a stellar brew, and one that I will come back to again and again through the years. Once you have a handle on all the flavor nuances, do not be afraid to let it cut right through a nice semi-soft cheese like Abbaye St. Mere.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thank too Jon. Poured a muddy, brown-auburn with not much off white head. A really delicious aroma; cookie dough, caramel, fruit, sour cherry, wood with a faint touch of vinegar. Flavor wasn’t quite as good, but still ver nice. Very fruity, woody, cherry, caramel, with a bit of dough and a touch of vinegar.
hallinghansen (2669) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating # 250. Bottle. Batch 001X3. Cloudy red/brown body, with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sourish, berries, strawberry and balsamic. Flavor is also sourish, berries, blackcurrant and oak.. Alcohol is vell hidden.
bp (871) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: dark red, no head, sour cherry tart aroma and taste, some hints of the oak, makes you pucker up a bit, quite smooth, really an excellent beer. Glad I got to try it.
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2 growler from Bottleworks. Really have to coax the head out of this one. Thin ring of bubbles, no lacing. Golden red body, placid. Aromas of finished oak wine barrels and stone fruits. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, balsamic, hoppy sourness, and hints of cognac. Smooth mouthfeel with a real pucker at the end. A nearly perfect sour red ale from RR.