kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
dark amber, wispy beige head, sweet grape wine aroma with a hint of fusel alcohols, big tart malt flavor, lots of oak, tart cherry, lots of lip smacking lactic character that is not apparent in the flavor, a touch of dark fruits,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of some lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and tart, funky wild yeast with some cherry notes. Body starts somewhat full and mildly dark caramely sweet, balanced with a tart, fruity earthy yeasty character toward a slightly drier, complex oaky finish. A nice beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a clear deep golden brown color. Aroma of tart aged malt. Light brett and leather character. The flavor had some tartnesshitting up against a sweet malt base. Tannic bitter finish.
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewpub 11/10; Nose of tart caramel malts and woodiness; deep amber coloration with a decent, glass-lacing beige head; flavor was spicy cloves and caramel malts, slight sweetness mixed with a pleasant tartness, one of my favorite RRs!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampeled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005
Opaqe dark brown, medium body, slightly sweet, nice. If I were to get a bottle I’d age it.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottled from IrishBoy - Pours a brown color with no head. I believe we lost our carbonation do the hand bottling. No biggie. I can rate around it. Has a fairly strong vinious aroma. Has a tart fruit flavor. Medium body and slightly dry. Would have been nice to try it at RR. Thanks Richard.
jazz88 (2661) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Toronado. Brown in color with ruby tints. Strong wine like elements with chardonnay barrels from the Temptation mix. A slightly sour finish and fairly robust throughout. The combination brings out a lambic character on an otherwise darker beer.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Growler. Brown amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is cherries, brown sugar, caramel, and has some brett sneaking through. Taste is cherry, with a bit of tartness with caramel. I liked it, but I feel like it’s some what bland from a Russian River beer. But still very good.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(growler sample from irishboy)clear brown with an off white head.aroma is caramel,chocolate,bret,and brown sugar.flavor mixes the aroma.very nice balanced brew for sure.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ripe dark candied fruit with toasted caramel, oak and orange peel in the nose. Interesting combination of malt forward body with appetizing lactic notes. Very drinkable for the abv.