Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Extremely dark but clear maroon, small tan edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced and slightly sour Christmas fruitcake. You never really eat those, do you? I don’t either. Taste of very softly sour prunes, raisins. Could be a tad more sour.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark-brown body, minimal beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour some roast, light caramel, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, sour, some funk, light roast. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light acidity.
Lubiere (9999) - 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.
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, butterscotch, leather, horseblanket and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, leather and horseblanket with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK. Deep ruby pour looking near black. Small, thin layer of foam. Nose is toffee, mild butter/diacetyl. Taste is tangy, barely sour, more just "tart". Dry, tannic, red wine finish with big barrel flavor. RR Consecration barrels? Small lactic and citric acid in the finish with refreshing saltwater. Very good overall despite the seeming off character in the nose.
j12601 (6584) - 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.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, 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.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has roast underlying some vinous notes and a light lactic acidity. Some cherry and light dark fruits. Flavor is roasty with a moderate lactic sourness. Red wine underneath as well as some oak. Medium body. Dry, sour finish. Interesting and good, but without the complexity of many Russian River sours. This probably could have used some more time in the barrel.
michael-pollack (4960) - 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.
PhillyCraft (3221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Monks for PBW warmup dinner. Pours a black color with off white head, Aromas and Taste of butterscotch, rich sugars, cocoa, vinegar, tons of funk, salt, toffee, dog sweat, cocoa, cinnamon, pinot, roast cashew, and pumpernickel. I’m a fan of this aged beer.