hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, wood, grapes, and some earth. Tastes of grapes, dark fruits, vinous, yeast, and caramel. Lighter tart finish with the alcohol content hidden.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught cellared for a year at Blind Tiger NYC. Pours an interesting hazy reddish orange with little else. Aroma is strongly of caramel and lightly of sour funk, yeast, leather, and other vinous notes. Flavor is fairly sweet and sour, wood, light oxidation, and very light grainy bitterness. Feel is sticky and tannic. Really easy but comes and interesting. Great beer.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
definitely a departure for stoudts. i’m glad that they’re trying some new styles. there’s definitely some sourness, funk and brett qualities going on here. a bit acetic and sharp. it’s really dominated by acetic sourness and alcohol, with other characteristics (like fruit) hard to uncover.
PattyBat (47) - - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Champagne bottle into snifter. Poured a hazy yellow with frothy white head. Smells of sour fruit. Bitter palate with a smoother taste. Bitter fruit taste, like a tart nectarine. Very intricate beer. Would love to have again.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pinnochios. Pours hazy yellow with a nice sized head. The aroma has some nice vinegar notes, lemon, minimal quad qualities. The taste has a nice tartness up front that finished with a little bit of dark fruit notes. Very cool brew.
Beerathon (792) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very complex beer that hits you in waves. Upfront it’s a quad, then the cherry/grape/wine taste comes through, then the tartness of a sour, and finishes dry. Enjoyable.
snoworsummer (1025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle tastes like apples, cranberries. Sweet and tart. Smells like apples and plum. medium body, light carbonation, light frothy head. Opaque medium brown.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is pears, oranges, cookie and bread malts, spicy and floral hops, caramel, and light toast. Flavor is sweet malts forward with good supporting fruit esters, fresh dough, red wine, light floral hops, and faint oak; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, cherries, plums, and grapes with cookie malt, light peppery alcohol and vinous, oak notes. Flavor is vinous red wine, oak, cookie malt, plum and cherry esters with faint hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Pours clear gold with a slight, white foam head. Aroma of sweet berries, light tangy malts. Medium to big sweet flavor with some tangy berries, caramel, golden raisins, bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with further tangy berries, caramel, bread, mild honey and apple. It’s a bit boozy at times but not bad for 11%.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, dark reddish brown pour with tan slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of sweet cherry, vanilla, medicine, some dark fruits, toffee, molasses, caramel notes, touch of wine, slight tart notes with some oak as well, red fruits, slight funk that mixes oddly with the sweetness. Taste is a mix of sweet vanilla, oak, grape, vanilla, cherry, some odd lemony tart notes mixing into slight dark fruits with some dark sugars including molasses and toffee, finishing sweet, very slight tart note. Didn’t mix quite well for me.