DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured turbid magenta raspberry colored with no head. Tasted flat, but with a nice berry aroma, earthy funky nose notes, and a dry finish. Nose was an earthy raspberry blast coupled with some wild yeasty notes. Decent, but proof that wild yeast need to be massaged and not sledgehammered.
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple with a small, white head that quickly dissapated leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberry, light wood, leather, wild yeast, and some sweetness. Taste of raspberry, wild yeast, some bacteria, vanilla, and a sour finish. It looks as though there was some thought put into this, as opposed to last year’s mistake we paid an arm and leg for.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
CASK at Phoenixville: Aroma of raspberry, funk, light barnyard, and some malt. Poured magenta in color with no head. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of raspberry, malt, cough syrup, light barnyard, light horse-blanket, and a hint of funk. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Cask carbonation. Medicinal, raspberry, malt, barnyard, light horse-blanket finish is medium sweet. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.