Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ML C&C bottle served in a Lost Abbey teku glass. Batch 007. Big thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for sending this my way.
A: Pours a dark ruby color with a light tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace is left.
S: Big sweet currents with mildly tart undertones. Some lighter malts are present with a nice cab body showing itself on the finish of each sniff. Pretty earthy and bold, yet restrained enough to let the beer show.
T: Much more sour than the nose would suggest. There is some lactic sourness with a tart current body. The cab gives some dirty grape punch to cut through the sourness. Just a little bit of earthy and leathery malt to counter balance the tartness as well. As it warms a little more of the barrel comes out with some dry oakiness and light sweetness. The booze is so well hidden. I would have guessed, 6% or 7%.
M: Medium bodied with a nice prickly carbonation. There is a little more body to this beer, but it doesn’t take away from the drinkability. The finish is slightly drying.
O: The Cab didn’t overtake the base beer which is awesome. It gave it just enough earthy undertones to provide some more depths of flavor. This is right up there with Supplication as my favorite RR sour. The booze is extremely well hidden as well. Well put together.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2012
broflex (12) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall very drinkable and not overwhelmingly sour. Leads off with a burst of fruit followed by the light aftertaste of cab sauv.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Biroholik (689) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Sour Dark Ale leżakowane w dębowych beczkach po Cabernet Sauvignon z lokalnej winiarni. Leżakowało od 4 do 8 miesięcy w beczkach z dodatkiem czarnych porzeczek, dzikich drożdży Brettanomyces, bakterii kwasu mlekowego Lactobacilllus i Pediococcus do każdej z beczek.
10% alk. 19,5 BLG
Aromat POTĘŻNY, głęboki, WIELOWYMIAROWY. Mam wrażenie, że nigdy się nie kończy. Zapach jest dziki, winny, trochę stajenny, końska derka, stajnia, siano, skóra. OGROMNA wanilia, nuty beczki, mokrego drewna, dębiny. Bardzo wyraznie ukierunkowanie w strone ciemnych winogron i czerwonego wina. W smaku chwilami przypomina Duchesse de Bourgogne. Tak wiele się tutaj dzieje. Po kilku łykach dochodzą do tego nuty czarnej porzeczki, ponownie brettów, wiśni. W aftertaste wyczuwalne trufle.
Bardzo gęsty trunek. Wybitnie degustacyjny. GENIALNE! WYBITNE! Jedyne w swoim rodzaju piwo! Jedno z najlepszych jakie piłem w moim życiu 5.0 bez dwóch zdań!
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slight hazy brown/amber with minimal head even thought it has some great carbonation. AROMA: red wine acidity, berries, caramel, currants, apples, slight spices, woody, earthy, tart, mellow citrus, phenolic and malty. TASTE: malty, currants tart berries, bitter sharp apples/pears, red wine tannins, herbal, light spices, faint bitter chocolate, earthy and boozy. AFTER TASTE: tannins, malty, currants, spices and earthy with a dry vinous finish.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark murky reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, vinegar, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, with a tart sour finish.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: Brown; medium head goes away fast, lacing
A: like basi/sugarcane vinegar
T: medium sourness,
OA: Very good beer for the style,ok to repeat, not to look for- not my preferred style,
Drank: April 14, 2016
teorn88 (5742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
37.5cl corked and caged bottle via trade. Massive thanks to Ryan for this one! It pours a clean dark copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet acidic tangy winey with notes of blueberries, wine barrel, esters, lemon juice, light balsamic vinegar, tart cherries. Taste is also big sweet fruity tart acidic and lightly funky. Plenty notes of blueberries, lemon juice, tart cherries, light vinegar, white wine barrel and esters. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, very tasty and balanced, top notch
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, yes. Bottled on March 13, 2015. Aroma is barrel, sour, tart, currants, red wine, lovely. Appearance is red purple, off white head, looks great. Taste is wine barrel, boozy, skins, currants, tannins, really good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light body, wine barrel aftertaste. Overall, I like this one a lot.
GenkiGonzo (959) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Murky mahogany red with almost no head. Not as tart as I’d imagined. Great berry fruit with some funk. Pretty well-rounded.
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head with a deep brown brew that is pretty cloudy when held to a light.
Very rich aroma.. very fruity and only mildly funky... tart berries.. whaffs woodiness .. grape bubblegum or soda..
tannic berry skins and an abundant fruitiness... some black cherry essence... maybe even some black caps... more oak than the nose .. a little lactic ... some wet leather and wild strawberry essence shows as it warms ... fantastic body for a sour... carbonation seems abundant but helps balance the slightly heavier mouthfeel ...
sjogro (2097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Den Haag tasting at Maakun’s. Cloudy brown flat. Caramel brown sour grapes, Wood, walnuts, wild yeast. Fierce sour, brown sugar sweet. Smooth fizzy mineral texture medium body. Very grapes and pits,light bitter. Good brown sour. Like this!