wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/23/12 from a capped 330mL bottle obtained in a trade, the date notches on the side of the bottle are untouched, but this has some age on it. Pours opaque prune juice brown with a very small bubbly tan head that leaves the thinnest bubbly tan head. The nose is both sour and malty with caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, and a light soy sauce oxidation. The flavor is nearly the same, starting with the molasses, caramel, and dark chocolate, moving to a sour quality, and finishing with a lightly charred and slightly metallic flavor. The body is very full with very little, almost still, carbonation, and a long malty, sour, somewhat metallic, an tannic finish.
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at kulminator. Pours deep brown, nose is funky, toffee, balsamic, taste is chewy toffee, sweet, light funk, a bit past its best.
MarcoDL (2963) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kulminator, finally caught it. Brown pour, small head. Aroma of red grape, oak and milk sour. Taste is long, weird and hard to pinpoint. With wine, vanilla, subtle wild sour oak. There’s a lot going on with this beer, strange and tasty.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Licorice and bourbon smell. Tastes like a heavy red wine. Low carbonation and medium body.
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Rian for sharing this 2007 Vintage. Intense sourish woody nose. The beer starts nice earthy and sour. Hints of malty sweetness on a great sourish but still smooth body. Fresh, easy to drink though with a nice depth. Sourish-fresh, earth, dark cherries, no bitterness. Great long sourish earthy dark aftertaste. Great!
zimbo (765) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drunk from a Reidal Vinum glass.
in the bottle there is a relatively intense brown sugary quality with just a whiff of the ol’ sour. Headless in the glass though there are swirling flat one dimensional lacing dots on the surface which creates delicate swirling patterns. Dark chestnut brown with some red rusty highlights. Considering it has no head it looks pretty inviting.
There is a slight vinuous quality and more intense brown sugary sweetness along with cherries surrounded by a golden hue. Some overly ripe apple in there too.
No carbonation but smooth sleek and caressing in the mouth with some fine wafer like instensity on the way down. Much elegance for an 8% ABV beer. Beautifully molded together to form a seemless whole.
the nose from the final drops just goes on and on and on and on and on.
Jow (2748) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage bottle from spacecoyote for free beer week many thanks! Pours flat reddish brown. Huge wonderful nose of toffee, dark fruit and vinegar. Tastes of cherry, plums, vinegar, red wine, toffee, tobacco, and citrus. Quite tart and semi syrupy. Lovely lingering sourness. Delicious.
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle vintage 2008. Muddy brown appearance with a tiny amout of head that vanishes super quick. Aroma is sour cherries, leather, oak, and red grapes. Taste is sour cherries, vinager, oak, and red wine. Finshes tart and acidic, with some malty sweeteness, minimal carbonation. Probably past it a bit, but for this being as old as it is it’s not half bad.
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours murky and dirty brown with a very small and dissapearing beige cap, no lacing. woody balsamic reduction, vinous character - lots of grapes and red fruitiness - spicy cranberries perhaps, controlled level of sweetness - burnt sugars and roasted candi, some beef stock, light to medium acidity - relatively complex with an acetic touch. low carbonation, medium body - oily; tart, sweetish and woodsy-spicy finish. enjoyed more than i thought i would considering the looks plus first whiff.
mathieuc (2277) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Luk_, thanks a lot for the opportunity! Pours a dark red (a bit murky) with no head except for some large bubbles and no lacing. Nose is of vinegar, oxidation, cheese and light acetone. Taste is of sour red fruits, a bit of garbage, vinegar, nail polish and ends on surprisingly some light sweet notes. Body is medium, carbonation low to medium and mouthfeel a bit coating and oily. Overall not the complete disaster I was expecting but I can say with confidence that it was almost dead by now so drink yours quick. OK, better than Haandbakk.
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 At Kulminator. Pours black with very little head. Nose is sour, oak, brett. Taste is like whisky, oaky, oud bruin. Awesome.