Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Toronado, SF, 02/02/16.
Black, topped with a tan swirl.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, plum, pissy red grapes, wine barrel notes, nutty, dates.
Taste comprises mellow yeast, tarte dark fruits, funky, more sharp plum notes, grape must, damp wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, puckering close with restrained acidity.
Solid dark sour.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Toronado. A light chocolate Porter aroma with some dried leather. Taste is moderately chocolate with more dried leather and a hint of hay.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is oak, caramel, dark fruit. Medium, dark fruit, caramel, oak, light dryness, very good.
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet caramel and toffee with sourness. Deep brown with a light beige head. Light smokey notes and nice soured notes. Rich tart savoury flaovors.
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Toronado SF. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Tangy, leathery berries in the aroma, with undertones of toffee and plum. Light sweet flavor with mellow acetic burn, more leather, plum, berries. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry and woody on the finish, some earthy bitterness, toast, old leathery fruits. Fine.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Toronado SF. Opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of lemon, light wood, licorice, light ash and white grapes. Taste is light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, light apple skin, wood and grapes. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice, drinkable. Balanced.
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Deep brown black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is nutty, light cherry notes, light acetic, winey, toasty. Taste is lightly tart, soft acetic acidity. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Solid.
bartzluke (484) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
Not as I intense as the other two. Muted by an oak and smoke taste. Interesting. Tasty, but not my favorite soured beer.
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River. The pour is a nice black color with a hint of ruby poking through and a nice bubbly khaki colored head with great lace. The aroma is very chocolatey and roasty on the front end that moves through a little funk and a hint of sour. The flavor is really roasty. There is a lightness and some light pokes at sour coming through. It's like the barrel and the sour offset each other around the roasted malts. The mouth feel is a little light and the carbonation is soft and hidden. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty. This is good, but there isn't a defined barrel or sour character to it. It could be much better, but it's not bad.
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Bule (1525) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of a head. Mildly sour, lots of plum and raisin fruit. Yum.