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.
egajdzis (5299) - 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.
NikkTwist (1581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Dark pour with a small fizzy foamy head. Notes of dark cocoa. Wet leather. Cigar. Brandied sour cherry. Feels burnt dark and juicy at the same time. Bitter smoked dark chocolate cherry cordial.
PhillyCraft (3166) - 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.
Capa (1981) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a tan head. Sour aroma with light roasted notes, vinous, and fruity. Mought has a nice sour bite. Flavor is mostly sour fruits, vinous, and mild roasted and cocoa note. Fun and tasty.
Damico (2553) - 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.
oOJUXEOo (271) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Local 44. First glance it looks like a stout or porter. Has a tan head, rich brown in color below that. Aroma is wine, brett, fruit. Taste is sour of course with some light toasted malt shining through. Very nice beer.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Teresa’s. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that sticks around for a bit. Not much lacing. It certainly looks like a porter. It certainly doesn’t smell like a porter though. Light brett funkiness, light cherry, some roasted notes, and a little bit of the red wine come through. Initial taste is a lacto tartness with a little bit of cherry. Some roasted notes from the base beer then come through as well as some of the red wine and oak. The finish has a decent tartness. Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Pretty good beer overall. Certainly unique. I wouldn’t describe it as sour, but a tartness is present throughout.
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.
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.