peteinSD (1430) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark red/brown pour. Dry oak aroma. Taste is leather, red wine, light tart, bitterness, and oak. Smooth mouthfeel. Okay.
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours dark brown with a beige head, aroma of malt, chocolate, honey and wood, flavor is sourish, a bit bizarre with chocolate, wood, pickles juice, medium bodied
madmitch76 (17497) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th January 2013
Very dark red - brown beer. Short lived pale tan head. Palate is dry and crisp. Sour, but not overly so. It’s notably Flanders Red sour, the tangy red wine barrel adds to it but it’s then rounded off by the oak and mildly sweet bourbon. Well buried chocolate. Dry finish. Somehow isn’t quite as good as it looks on paper but certainly tasty.
solidfunk (5015) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome beer. Lots of sour apricot, plum and some booze. Pours dark brown with only a little initial head or lacing. Light sour finish. Comes together super well. On tap at Ebenezer Kezar’s.
allmyvinyl (5793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared at home. Dark brown pour, thick creamy head. Very interesting nose, definitely some of the barrel there, but also dark red fruits, yeast funk and spice. Tastes astonishing. A riot of sweet, sour and spice. Good carbonation and long finish. Wow.
Abio (1732) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark reddish brown beer OK head. Sour and sweet mixed together, malts, some spices, a bit liquor and wood. Totally not my kind of brew.
Minderbinder (2417) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very deep burgundy with low-med beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, sourness, chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol. Pretty complex. Taste is of fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, slight sourness, some acidity. Sweet too. Again, very complex. Palate: Medium body. Round. Overall: Very interesting complexity. Alcohol well hidden. A bit too much on the roasted malt taste-wise. Apart from overall complexity, there is no massive hint of barrel action (oak, dryness, booze, etc.). Outstanding.
goozen (3307) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown coloured brew with an sour meets some wine and whskey appearance. Taste like an sour "sachertorte" with some sweetness. Crazy but good beer, but the World War one battles around Ypres are more crazier.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle Date; Sampled August 2013
The bottle is a bit of a gusher, but I have just enough time to get it into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. A steady pour produces a three-finger thick, light brown tinged, dirty tan colored head. The beer is a dark brown color that shows a hazy, red-tinged, brown hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a full toasted oak character to it, a touch of vanillin, and a bit of woody spice character, there is also a soft tartness to the aroma and a bit of dark fruitiness that is brought out after a short bit. The fruitiness has touches of strawberry to it, some light tamarind notes and perhaps a touch of caramelized date. The aroma really is dominated by the oak notes, but luckily this is actually fairly smooth.
Somewhat tart, with a backbone of smooth toasted oak, and a finish that has an oxidized malt / dark-fruit character to it, this is actually quite vinous in character really. Reminds me of a rich, oaky, red wine that has some sherry blended into it for good measure; though this is actually quite dry. The oak brings a touch of spiciness, some astringency, and a soft vanillin note to this beer. The malt character provides an aged, toasted, brown malt character that has a touch of char to it. A fig jam like character, and a touch of Chinese 5-spice starts to come out more as the beer warms up. The body has a lightness to it, but still has a rich malty texture to it that makes this just a touch chewy. A peppery spiciness from the oak, and perhaps a touch from the alcohol starts to come out as the beer warms up as well.
This is quite a bit better than it seems at first; the oak is definitely dominant, but it is quite well done, and the rich, dark fruit character and aged malt character that comes out the more this beer warms up really just makes this work quite well.
Idiosynkrasie (4685) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle [Thanx David!]. Dark chestnut colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, ochre head. Fruity, spicy, yeasty and tart aroma with hints of grapes, berries, nutmeg, a cautious touch of soy sauce, vanilla. Taste is tart fruity, hints of dark berries, grapes, balsamico, a dry touch of fruit parings; fine pore carbonation.