phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy at the RB Best Awards. 2009 vintage, bottle 24. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with small off-white head that settles into a ring. Oaky, with some notes of berries, lemon, yogurt, brown sugar, earth, and leaves. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, muddled, tart, tangy mouthfeel. The age at this point isn’t helping, but this is good. I’d like to try a fresh one.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2009 bottle. Orange. Tart, a bit of funk, oak.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 09/26/2015, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Ruddy amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of berries, oak and malt. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, tart berries and doughy malt. The finish is moderately tart with a berry and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lightly tart red fruits, with some oak and light funk. Flavour is tart and oaky, with tart red fruits, funk, and wood. Quite complex and well-balanced. Low acidity, finishing woody. Very nice.
hayduke (4477) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750 ml bottle at the RBSG Grand Tasting. This was was probably beer number 200 and my taste buds were kind of shot by this point. But this one still stood out. Pours amber with a white head. Nose of cherry oak, and lots and lots of funk. Medium plus in body. Mouth feel has a bit of a bite. Flavor is what you expect in a wild ale with lot of sourness to go with the cherry and oak. Very good.
djd07 (8762) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper orange with small white head thats diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, funk. Medium mouth, tart cherry, funk, grass, oak, very good.
BuckeyeBoy (5479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle have has many times. This is still doing great with some age. Pours out a amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is great vanilla strawberries tartness and some sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness tart funk berries and the vanilla barrel notes.
stevoj (3701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Normal sour aroma, pours out a brown amber, minimal head, fruity taste, grapes, equal parts sweet and sour. Rerate 11/14/15 from 2009 vintage
wedgie9 (2585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Tasted on 9/16/12 from a capped 750mL bottle that I received in a trade with Bill Becker aka bitterbill a long time ago. Pours cloudy cola brown with a red tint, and a thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is very sour citrus and tart cherry with nice dark bread malt, and just a touch of cinnamon spice. The flavor is a very balanced combination of sour citrus, bread malt, cherry, and nice vanilla and cinnamon oak. The body is medium and very tannic with average carbonation and a long sour, malty, cherry, and oaky finish. Although not much to look at in the glass, this is one of the best tasting beers I have ever had.
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ryan’s tasting for Vinny’s departure. Pours a clear amber orange body with nice head and light lacing. Aroma is sour tart fruit, lactic character and soft oak. Mouthfeel is nice and tart with sour fruit, oak, sour grapes and light acid. Nice.