egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, cherry, wine, and light smoke. Taste of cherry, cocoa, roast, wild yeast, wine, and a tart finish.
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear with a small caramel head. The aroma is light tart roasted malts. The flavor brings smooth sour roasted malts as well. There is a basis of cherry notes more on flavor than aroma that come from the wine barrels and give integral flavors.
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour tan head light sticky lacing ..... aroma is very vinous, sour little acidic .... taste is sour and of light barnyard, slightly roasted, little acidic with a vinous and oakyness ..... there is a slight sweetness to it and some vanilla .... complex and tasty finish is sour and dry and lingers a bit ..... not bad but not great
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin moka head. In aroma, a light sweet lactic points and light oak. In mouth, a rather harsh sour chocolate with woody notes and cork lingering in mouth, so-so. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of funk, oak, cherries, slight acetic acid, slight malt, and a hint of barnyard. Poured dark brown/ruby in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, slight malt, slight tart cherry, slight Brett, slight acid, and a touch of roasting. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Funk, oak, light Bourbon, slight acetic acid, slight coconut, light vanilla, slight malt finish is a tad dry.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ BBF:NOTF. Nose is roast, cocoa, bretty cherries and booze. Flavor is cherry pit, cocoa, dark stone fruits.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk in Boston. Pours a deep black with a medium to large beiged tan head. Roast, soft acid, light candied fruit. Soft acid and a touch of nuttiness. Cool and smooth, roast and malt. Faintest hints of cocoa, more cool roast and acid. Very nice. Different and pleasantly surprising.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fergie’s Pub in Philly during Philly Beer Week. Wow - this is hard to put your finger on. Huge nose of red wine and oak. Is it a beer or a wine? Depending on what you’re picking up at the time it’s either and both. Dark fruits, smoke, yeast, floral notes and some citrus. It’s all there. Rich texture and a long, boozy, dry yet still crisp finish. Best beer find for me during Beer Week.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at London grill.
Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, nut, fruit and vanilla.
Taste of roast, wood, fruit and vanilla that finishes sweet and tart.
A good brew.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at London.
Pours a very dark brown color that’s completely opaque with dark golden mahogany edges and a one finger off white head that immediately fades into a thin lasting ring.
Sweet vinous aroma with subtle earthy funk, dry brett and subtle acetic vinegar. Strong barrel presence with lots of oak and red wine character. Slight vanilla with lots of red grape, dark cherry and other berries. Faint malt presence.
Sweet and slightly tart/puckering up front with some light funk. Sweet vinegar acetic acid is very mild. Bursting with red wine flavor. Lots of grape, dark cherry and other dark berries. Slightly dry with a roasted malt backbone that’s more prominent than in nose. Lots of oak too. Dry toasted wood and subtle sourness kind of clash with the roasted bitterness. I admire the effort but this one didn’t really suit my tastes.