bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a cream head. Tart aroma. Dark fruit and sour flavor with salt. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and sourness lingers with light fruitiness and light salt.
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brewery. It pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has tart dark cherries, plum and dates. Mild funk with wine-like acidity on the nose. The flavor is similar. Lots of sour dark fruit. Dates, plum, fig, leather, sharp lactic acid and a funky, grape must finish. Medium bodied and very flavorful. Yum.
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For whatever reason I have never tried this, so Nolen brought a B1 over just as B2 came out. Thanks man! Pours clear deep mahogany, small beige head with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, rye crackers, light sulphur at first. Flavor is medium tart, slaty, very light funk, roasty, somewhat fruity. Medium body, salty finish. Quite good with a year on it.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my Hill Farmstead Tasting, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this one man!! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and no lacing. Tangy, brown sugar, caramel, tannic, oaky, leather, toasty, some cocoa, and grapey aroma. Taste is caramel, bready, cherry, brown sugar, tannic, red wine, oaky, and leather with a medium sour finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not bad.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Steve_0’s HF party. Thanks bytemesis. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Dark caramel, burnt / roasty malts, light smoke, and burnt sugar in the nose. Tart, burnt sugar, black cherries, lemon, funky flavor. I don’t particularly like the style but this is fine.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours mostly clear and dark brown with an off-white head that’s gone faster than you can say “quick.” The aroma is toasty and moderately acidic. I’m not picking up the grains of paradise, but maybe that’s just me. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, toasty and salty. Finally, a salty beer that actually tastes fairly salty. Quite tart, moderately salty, lightly yeasty and mildly grainy. Finishes lightly acidic with lingering saltiness. World-class bottle of beer provided by 50belair!
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Bruce, 06/01/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering that dissipates then retains.
Nose is tarte berry fruit, wood must, dark fruit rinds, damp hay, light booze tunes, spice, acidic twitch to the nostril.
Taste comprises earthy fruit, funk, dark fruit tang, cherry skins, soured fruit mash, musty wood, old barn, lactic tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid enough sour.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Sour cherry and vinegar aromas. Taste follows suit with a big malty notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Bruce Deeblo for this one. Hazy amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp and dry. Mild acidic start levels out in to a more mellow sourness. Generic fruits with a Flemish red balsamic vibe. Light dry tangy finish leaves a mild fruity linger. Easy drinking for it’s abv.
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Many thanks to Bruce. Dark mahogany brown / caramel coloured pour with a fleeting loose tan head. Aroma is nutty, little solvent, fink, dusty, light dark fruit note. Flavour is composed of, tart sharp grapefruit, citric acid, quite puckering. Little hint of vinegar. Palate is semi sweet and sour, tart, puckering finish. Interesting nutty and dark fruit lingering.
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. Nice leathery fruits in the nose with accents of earth and dried berries. Medium sweet flavor, lightly acetic, with notes of grape, cocoa, plum. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with assertive acidity, some toasted grains, wood, earth. Nicely nuanced.