Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerrp. 2005 vintage. Dark brown beer with a beige head- Fruity, cherries aroma almost a bit like red wine. Red berries, sweet, a bit earty, a bit mushroom notes (?), flavour.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kulminator, RBESG. Very dark brown colour with a tan head. Nose is slightly sour, fruits, bit of yeast. Flavour is sour, acid, balsamic vinegar, dark fruits. Finish is fairy sour.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thank you GT2! Aroma of oak, red wine, cherries. Hazy, very dark color, almost no head nor lace. Overall amazing sour though!
ThirstyBird (761) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured super dark brown with a loose deep tan head. Smell is tobacco, cherry, balsamic and wood. The taste follows the nose with some chocolate and molasses thrown in...very tannic. Medium body and mildly carbonated. Great stuff.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
virtually no head, beige colour. dark ruby-red colour. complex aroma, wood, oak, acetobacter, balsamico, red fruits. delicious sour taste with balsamic and wood. in one word: divine!! 2006 edition / 75 cl @ kulminator / notes from backlog
adamjackson (1749) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed at Kulminator. Bottle was November of 2005
A - Dark brown. Great lacing.
S - Smells flat and full of cherries and mango and corn syrup
T - Taste is whoa. Great balance. Insanely drinkable. Love the cherries. Love the mild carbonation. Love the oak and sweetness.
M - Medium carbonation, smooth light body with a sharp acidic finish
O - This is remarkable. Eff you rodenbach. I could drink this daily. But no older than this. It’s starting to see signs of oxidation
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle via trade, 2008. Dark reddish brown with a minimal spotty head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, cherries, oak and band aide. Flavor is tart sour cherry, dry oak and lightly sweet caramel/toffee. Medium to light body with a thin mouth feel. Not a big fan of this one, thin, flabby body with an odd sourness.
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a completely still dark mahogany, just a few bubbles. Nose is super vinous, full of red wine barrels, oak, loads of wood, a touch of vinegar, and sour dark fruits. Flavour is very similar with loads of depth and complexity, with notes of oak, wood, red wine barrels, some port liqueur without the sweetness, and moderately sour dark fruits. Very deep and massively vinous and oak. Excellent stuff, quite atypical from a standard sour.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Cuvée 2008): Rouge profond avec une tête étonnement crémeuse mais qui se dissipe rapidement. L’arôme est invitante, rhubarbe, chlorophylle, terre humide, grange, vanille. La présence en bouche est assez unique, une rondeur exceptionnelle transporte des notes surettes jamais trop insistante. La base maltée est robuste, une sour brown définitivement impériale, une gorgée à la fois.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 2008 vintage EM No.7, thanks to Essex Jim for the trade.
Pours a murky dark brown with reddish hues, very thin off white head that clears to the edge and vanishes completely after a few minutes.
Nose is sour as fuck, balsamic vinegar, damp wood, tarte raspberries, red wine, polly filler.
Tastes of soured raspberries, sweet balsamic vinegar - berry flavoured, sour tarte berry fruits, some sugars.
Full end of medium bodied with a touch of fine carbonation, dry and tarte in the finish.
Good puckering stuff!