Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a medium frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy tart fruit, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and good carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good beer.
jkbachman (181) - - OCT 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells and tastes like an old sour beer. Very distinct aroma. Very smooth taste and complex yeast flavor. Very drinkable beer.
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zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark amber color with a slightly yellow head, that fades to almost nothing quickly. Smells sour and almost vinegary with a small hint of fruit. Taste is sour on the front taste and the after taste is very vinous. Moderate carbonation but leaves a dry taste in your mouth like a red wine. Very interesting beer. Might even be a beer to suggest to people who are more interested in wines.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep deep amber, redidsh hue, thin tannish head, little lacing. Immature cherry and oak on the nose. Certainly smells entertaining! Not as dry, tart, sweet, or vibrant on the tongue. Comes across as very much muted, with soft immature cherry and only with a touch of wood (oak). Smells much better than it comes across on the tongue. Not as dry or tart as the nose suggested either. Damnit, the aroma was so misleading. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Flat finish, not puckering, fruity, dry, tart, nothing... just kinda falls apart on the finish. Damnit... this could be so much more!!!
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml barrel-shaped bottle. Pours almost clear brilliant amber with a large beige head that reduces to a finger-width after a minute or two. Aroma consists of dark fruit, vinegar, barnyard, oak, raisins. Taste is nice and tart, but not quite mouth-puckering. Has a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Really good if not fantastic. I wonder what a few years in the cellar would do to it.
Nejhleader (1293) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a great aroma, a bit fruity, faint alcohol. Dark brown. Interesting taste. Has a dark fruit taste, molasses, raisen. Hint of some alcohol. A thicker body would have complimented this brew nice.
pras (506) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Was expecting more from this. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, just not what I had hoped for. Redish color. Nose of cherry and other fruits. Taste is more fruit, most notably cherry, lots of oak, tartness, very dry. I guess my main complaint is that I would have liked it to be more tart.
unclemike (2401) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild wood along with some slight sourness and tartness. Rather nice aroma. Flavour is fruits, some sour wood, mild caramel malts and some rather tart notes as well. Quite close to some Belgian sours
rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma of cherry, wood, and vanilla. Taste is not nearly as sweet as I though it would be. It’s more woody and semi-sour. Medium bodied, a little dry. It’s decent.
tricyclist (986) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer from Sam Adams!! Deep amber pour. Nose is balsamic, soy, tart cherries and sweet/sour dark fruit. Flavor follows with light sour, balsamic (sweet and tart), sour vinegar. Great overall. Lighter body, and enjoyable. Great beer!!