rlgk (11704) - Göteborg, - JAN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Clear deep amber/brownish beer with a small offwhite head. Vinous vanilla aroma, caramel, tart, funky, tannines, oak, grapes, citrus, pears, peach, cherries, raisins, leather, tobacco notes, red wine, nutty, red currant, sweetish notes. Sourish fruity flavor, red currant, leather, citrus, lingonberries, woody, citrus, caramel, tannines, vanilla, black currant, grapes, warming alcohol, sourish, tobacco notes, leather, funky, banana notes, prunes, vinous, hay notes, some floral notes. Just plain wonderful beer.
Fritz123 (1156) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yes a 5. Why? If this isn’t a 5 than I don’t know what is. If I find something better I will knock this down a click or two. Shared with Dan and Brian Ge at the house (on my birthday.) Small snifters. Pours a deep reddish brown with no head. The aroma is super tart fruits and red wine cabernet barrels. The taste is amazing balanced and smooth. It’s not too tart or funky, just right. The blend of the dark fruits and the Cabernet barrel was spot on. The texture is awesome and light. It’s just simply awesome.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. Oak, vanilla, and dark fruits. Complex and very good!
JHeath99 (1216) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent dark amber with nonexistent head. Aroma and taste are amazing. Tart and sour. Malts.
sonnycheeba (3864) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours clear, dark caramel with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is balsamic, cereal and toasted malts, vanilla, oak, and dates. Flavor is bready malt profile with some caramel, plenty of dark fruit sour notes, and some subtle acidity. Medium body and carbonation.
bmerz (719) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Nov 2013 drank Jan 2015. Pours with a vigorous fleeting head and deep ruby color. Aroma is very big red wine, must, berry, and deep sour. Flavor is very tart and forward currants with wine notes throughout. It’s a bit sacrin sweet but balances by a dynamic interplay of everything else. It could age longer but is lovely now with no apparent signs of age. Feel is both citric and lively but dense and silken over a long finish. Even though I have had it a handful of times before this is astonishingly good.
alexsdad06 (6116) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from batch 1 X 003 I think from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big tart/sour berries and dark fruit character, oak, cherry, vanilla, funk, some vinegar comes through, the cab barrel influences are noticeable and work well with the base beer. Absolutely no sign of the 10 %. Another solid RR beer
aleigator (318) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Michael for the bottle.
Pours a fiery dark red color, with a fizzy, small head.
Smells of an intriguing tart funkiness, part barnyard, part sour, fermented fruit. Both smells blend very well together, supported by a pleasant, wooden malt note. The currants got a sweet, pungent hint to them, which enhances their sour aspect. The fruitiness turns even more present, while the brew warms up.
Begins with musty, wooden malts, joined by prickly currants, on which a dry, funky sourness settles, accompanying the fruity acidity. The barrel character provides wooden oak qualities, setting the balance of the beer. Then the sourness gets even dryer and more acidic, drying-out the tongue. Drinks dangerously easy, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finishes with matured, slightly wooden, leathery malts, with the addition of ripe grapes, while the tartness covers the outside of my teeth, leaving back a melange of joung currants and slick acidity.
Welley_Alves (223) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelente sour barrel-aged da Russian River. Vermelho-escura, com média formação de espuma, desprendendo aroma cítrico e vínico, com notas secundárias de oxidação, como molho inglês e cassis. Na boca, acidez pronunciada, com baixo amargor, corpo baixo e boa carbonatação, permanecendo as notas vínicas do aroma, seguidas da percepção do barril e envelhecimento. Final seco, ácido. Excelente breja!
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Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark cherry, vinegar and alcohol. Pours a coke colour with no head or lacing. Taste is sour black cherry, vinegar (not too much), nice nutty dry finish. I always equate a good sour to eating a good sharp cheese. I love this one.
GlasgowTAD (175) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep caramel brown, reminds me of Cola. Very lively in the glass with no head. Smells like red grape and cherries though aroma is weak. Taste is tart initially, followed by vinous and cherry notes.