Reynolds314 (2728) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared courtesy of Jared. Brown black color with lighter head. Aroma is earthy, oak, cocoa, and light balsamic. Taste is tart and very earthy and a finish of chocolate. Overall a good beer thats a bit confused.
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong oak, funk, toffee. Thin mouth, dark fruit, oak, lingering tartness, very nice.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a beige-ish head. Aroma of light tartness, some earthiness, hints of oak, chocolate and dark malts, and some hints of fruits. Flavor the same with a nice crisp tartness. Average texture. A solid beer, but not this brewer’s best.
krumbum (609) - truckee, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like tart cherry in chocolate cake. Thick and dark with thin head. Awesome sour smooth rich malt the acidity is there but controled.
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a small, brief, off-white head. The aroma is roasty, chocolaty, funky and lightly herbal. Medium to full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of sour cherries and roasted malts and grains. Finishes tart and tangy with a touch of roasty bitterness.
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown pretty much black, with off white head. Aromas and flavor are sour berries, roast, light cocoa, blackberries, dark cherry cola, and dried lightly acidic fruits. Medium bodied. Ultra drying in the aftertaste. Salivating and lasting watery finish left on the tongue. SARA never disappoints.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Excellent. Pours a deeper blackish brown hue with ruby glow, firm hazy body isn’t opaque but it’s dark, deep and reddish with frothy tannish head atop. A decent ringer laces liberally atop, decent lacing. Aromas are a bit chocolatey, cocoa and toast, toffee and decent reddish sour cherry. Tart and lactic with a some nice toastiness, biscuit and sour jabs. Some gentle vanillin and oak, subtle red wine and acidity grows. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, toast and biscuit meet a bit of cocoa. Decent sourness shows red wine, some lactic acidity and subtle tart cherry. Touches of gentle chocolate, biscuit and oak meet decent red wine, some acidity, vanilla and lactic jabs. A faint jab of Balsamic but just a richer oaky, tannic feel. Firm vanilla, toast and caramel sweetness. The wild element and sourness hits at times but overall the base and oak show liberally. Nice sour/darker malt jabs really play well, integrate. Good flow to this sour, nothing overdone. The sourness, tart cherry, gentle raspberry and some red wine acidity, lactic elements pop in an ebb and flow. Tasty, lacking complexity but well done stuff.
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours deep brown with a bit of a ruby hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has deep raspberry that is slightly tart with some dark bread notes. Flavor has sour raspberry with a bit of dark bread and a light earthiness.
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a dull burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Nose is heavy on the roast, cocoa, spent coffee grounds, bitter walnut hint of dark berry. Palate follows with more acidity than expected. Big roasty grain up front with dark tart fruit sliding in midpalate, cranberry, chocolate, composted soil, roasted nuts.
JBPortland (1068) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours dark brown black with small tan head. Nose is tart vinous oaky fruit, some light oxidation?, dark grains and touch of fruity coffee roast. Taste has nice cocoa dust, earthy soil, and coffee bean with tart grape, berry, and oaky fruit notes. Finish holds some nice intertwined red wine, tart earthy grape and oaky vanilla with soft coffee and dark grainy cocoa. Maybe just a touch past it’s prime but holding up. Enjoyable.