czar (3264) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours medium dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention. nice fruity and toasted nutty malts, marshmallowed bananas, spices, vanilla, toasted candi, bit of cheese, low acetic, shy winey notes, pinch of cocoa powder. average carbonation, light to medium body, lightly acidic and grassy-peppery finish. enjoyed it for sure but it fell just a bit short, sort of.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stumbling Monk, pours an opaque dark mahogany with a large beige head. Aroma brings out dark soured fruits, some vinegar, and some oak barrels. Flavour is supremely complex, with loads of soured dark fruits, moderate vinegar, oak, and subtle vanilla notes. Amazingly well-balanced, with a perfect sourness, woodiness and oakiness.
rederic (2790) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, deep black color, with some ruby highlights, and with a frothy tan head, leving some belgian laces. Mild yeasty, fruity, funky, wild berry, red wine tannin nose, with some candi sugar, molasses, light black, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt accents, and some oak, faint vanilla, coffee, burnt bran muffin, musty red grape notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, winey, musty berry, oak barrel, black bitter chocolate, vinous red wine tannin character, with some light black coffee, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty flavours, leading towards a yeasty, funky, winey, faint dark bitter chocolate, woody tannin, red wine dryness finish.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at churchills. Pours a dark brown, with red tinge and a thin light tan head. Aroma is very oaky, with some dark fruit and caramel. Flavor also has a lot of barrel character, oak, dates, fig, light vanilla, some oxidation, caramel malt, bourbon barrel, and mild sourness. Interesting beer, pretty good, but I donít think I would buy it again.
peteinSD (1178) - 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 (2517) - 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 (12162) - , 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. Itís notably Flanders Red sour, the tangy red wine barrel adds to it but itís then rounded off by the oak and mildly sweet bourbon. Well buried chocolate. Dry finish. Somehow isnít quite as good as it looks on paper but certainly tasty.
solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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 Kezarís.
allmyvinyl (1069) - 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 (1479) - 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.