JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium cream-brown head over brown to black beer with faint ruby highlights. Outspoken heavy red wine and Brett-infested oak vat nose - but gorgeous. Faraway roasted/burnt notes. Lactic acid and red fruit - pretty superb. Vinous, but predominantly stout-ous taste, with bitter, harsh wood-aldehyde-solvent-burnt flavours. Some red fruit all the same - as sourcherries forgotten in a bottom of old beer in an old barrel. Quite slick, but sharp at the same time - again the impression of aldehyde/solvent/ketone. Astringent, and quite carbonated feel. Smells fantastic, tastes overripe. Remind me not to buy fragrance from a Rom...
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Erzbierschof - dark beer with a poor head retention; shy woody aroma with sourish notes and black chocolate as well; pretty astringent, full-bodied, some sweetness and a long lingering biting sourness, chocolate and prune - complex but with a bit too much wood presence
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours an opaque black with a nice crema head. The nose has a sour winey aroma that reminds me of Flemish red, The taste has a winey body with a chocolate note on the end. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture with a long elegant finish. Overall, this excellent
BenH (1995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a decent tan head. Massive brett aroma, dusty lemon sherbet not a lot else coming through, perhaps some cherry and a hint of chocolate. Similar taste, lemony brett, hint of roastiness. Slithly sweet with a lightly sour finish.
Idiosynkrasie (3113) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear deep reddish darkest brown with average, frothy to creamy, well lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with dry, tannic, red wine notes in the background, minimally tart, bretty overtones. Taste is dark malty with a fruity touch of cherries, dry, minimally tannic, sourish to tart, minimally bretty, hints of red wine in the finish. Slightly unbalanced, too sour for a Stout, dark malt is mostly hidden.
teorn88 (1914) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a very dark brown almost black colour with a one finger beige head. Aroma is a perfect mix of brett, red wine and dark fruits. Band-aid and port characteristics. Taste is same mix of notes with little bitterness, figs, brett and port wine. Brett and red wine flavours tend to dominate. Mouthfeel is silky with good carbonation. Overall, fantastic beer with lots of complexity and balance.
Yorker (968) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a light tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is brett, vinous, and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavour is brett, vinous, dark fruits, and a little roasted malt - with a tart finish.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a fruity malty spicy bretty woody red wine aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty tart woody red wine flavor. Has a fruity malty woody red wine finish.
Slayer85 (1039) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An almost opaque black beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, hint of chocolate/coffee), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horse), with notes of red wine/Brunello, cherries, apple, wood/oak, berries, hint of alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, average/lively carbonation, semi-dry long finish with moderate bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Interesting experiment, with a lot of red wine and almost not stouty at all, almost undefinable style. Suggested.
BeerBaboon (1453) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is fruity, cellar, sour, vinous, berries, roasted malt. Flavour is vinous, roasted, sour, berries and dry. Presence of brett is rather obvious. What a strange stout. Somewhat low carbonation. This is very close to being a dark sour/wild ale.