julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark wooden reddish color with some nice initial off white head. Aroma is of oak, dark berries, acid, marshmallows and vanilla with some alcohol apparent. Not as complex and funky as other normal RR offerings. Taste unfortunately seems to be rather dull for a RR sour lacking complexity. Taste is mostly acidic dark berries, some musty oak, and alcohol. This feels a bit thin and lacking in the palate department as well. The unbalanced acidity might be the culprit. Overall, very underwhelmed by this. Iíd rather have any of RRís normal offerings over this. Glad it was split and shared 4 ways.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really tasty. Extra tart and oaky with heavy courants and a light funkiness. Hugely reminiscent of Consecration to me which is not a bad thing, as that is a fantastic beer, but I was hoping for a bit of something different. Still great.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottles) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of berries, earth, leather, caramel, and wood. Flavor of citrus (mostly lemon), stone fruit, brett, oak, and berries with a dry finish.
gunnfryd (8624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is brett, fruit, citrus, malt. Flavour is brett, fruit, yeast, citrus, malt, apricot, lemon. Very nice beer.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tart and rich, dark and fruity. Can definitely taste the currants in there.
djd07 (2323) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Chad. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts while. The aroma is a strong funk, citrus, and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with very nice tart and light oak with very sour finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive Sour ale from Russian River.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is mild sour wood, some fruits, mild floral notes. Flavour is sour wood, some fruits, quite tart and also a nice mouthdrying palate to it,
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by b3shine. Clear amber color. Little white head. Dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Good oaky tart taste. Satisfyingly sour, but not over the top so. Nice stuff.
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Hunhapu day, poured a light amber color with aromas of light tart fruit, some sweat, light minerals, and some light barnyard. flavors follow suit, a solid beer, glad I got to try this one.
BOLTZ7555 (2423) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by dschiller @ Woodshed 2.0! Light copper pour with hints of crimson at its core. Funk, fruit, mineral water, and citrus acidity along with a bit of vinegar here. Pick up some unripened raspberry, tart cherry skin, and grapes still on the vine. Green. Leafy. Good.
b3shine (2453) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the group). Looks good; a fairly transparent copper with sticky off-white lacing. Smells good too; sweet, oaky, and funky with notes of caramel malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Great beer!