KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a thick, lively apple butter brown with a nose of pleasant fig, sour brown sugar, earthy wood, and spiced red wine. Flavor is tart and assertive dark berry mashed in wet wooden barrels and left outside to collect leaves. Dank and musty finish of wood, earth, and plumb. Lingers on the tongue. Good beer but too malty for me.
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml grenade shaped bottle. Pours a dark copper with a thin, but long lasting off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly sour, vinegar, sour candy. Flavor is similar with some nice sour notes akin to sweet and sour candy, rather than a vinegar-like sourness. I often wonder if the gene that controls my "sour" taster isn’t working as I can never describe a sour beer accurately, A sour beer fest would be a waste of time for me! Sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown, little head. Nose of tart fruit, cherries, raisins, some chocolate and caramel. Very rich in body, tart cherries are dominant. The barrel is just a hint in the flavor profile, but noticeable. This really reminded me of Russian River’s Concecration. Wish I had another bottle!
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours reddish brown with a small, fast fizzling light brown head. Smells fruity, oaky, and a tiny bit sour. Taste is sour, fruity, and a bit of oak. Light-to-medium bodied with a lightly prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red finishes with some light sourness.
WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 1, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Good for what it is, but it really isn’t a beer and if you’re looking for a good full bodied beer like you might be when picking up a sammy...put this one back. It’s more like a wine or sparkling wine. In my opinion, disgusting. And I have a very wide taste in beers.
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red/brown with a generous tan head and nice lace. Big dark fruit aromas, dominated by black cheery, plum and fig. Flavor profile is all about tartness, almost sour, with cherries, caramel and red grapes leading the way. Almost like drinking a port. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering sweetness in the finish. Nice dessert treat.
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is tart fruit, malts and oak. The flavor is berries, tart fruit, a note of syrup and a mildly sweet finish.
jkwalking05 (4115) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of wood, berries, tart, leather. Taste is of oak, sour cherries, berries, leather, light vanilla.
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red in color. Ugly bottle. The smell is tart, fruit, wood, vinegar, earth, acidic. Clear. Light tan head. The taste is earth, must, wood, fruit, tart, decent complexity, and ok.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brief taste of red wine gives way to a strong sour bite of tart fruit (plums and raisins). The beer goes dry rather quickly and starts to divulge tastes of oak and a hint of powdery chocolate. Light touch of alcohol. Vinous tastes build in intensity. Bone dry finish leaves briefly lingering tastes of oak and chocolatey fruit.