ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes; 2009 vintage.
A: Pours a dark brown color thatís perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though itís only 7%.
S: There is some acetic sourness, but itís very mild. What I notice more are some notes of dark fruits, buttery oak, and even touches of cocoa powder. Once I get used to the fact that itís not very sour, I like it a lot.
T: Just like the nose suggested, the tartness is restrained - and it becomes even more so as this is consumed. Itís actually more sweet/fruity than tart on the opening and middle, with augmenting touches of caramel. It finishes with a good amount of dry cocoa powder and vanilla. The lack of significant sourness allows these other notes to come out well, giving it a more approachable complexity than others.
M: The finish is very chocolaty yet dry, aided by middling carbonation. It feels very substantial without being too heavy, which helps its drinkability even more.
O: This wonít particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, itís only about 2/10 sour. Rather, this is beginner-friendly yet with enough of an augmenting barrel note to make less cynical sour ale drinkers more than happy. Myself, I really enjoyed this.
murran (381) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark body with a thin beige head. Aroma of barrels and dried fruit. Very nice and fruity taste with a fizzy feel.
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beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 double barrel aged fob: dark, with roasted malt and cherry taste. Taste is bitter sour, with strong cherry note.
Alusmamuts (1017) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of 2010. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma with cherry noted. Balanced sweetsour taste with strong cherry presence followed by soft medium strong bitterness.
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl 2010 vintage
wow this beer gushes wildly in opening
Pours a mid dark brown with a off white head
Aroma is bit of smoke sourish tones with light grain
Taste is sour with fruit and a long dry sour finish
fkoolen (586) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl 2009 ed., bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, foamy beige head that nicely laces the beer. Rich and complex nose and taste with vinous Flemish red tones, sour cherries, tard, roasted malts and bourbon, cask notes. Bourbony aftertaste, lingers nicely. Lively carbonation, medium body. Compared to the Ypres Reserva, I like the vinous barrel aging of the Reserva better, works better with the base ale.
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Mathieu87 for that one! Bottle looks really good. What a gusher! Maybe 1/3 of it made it into my glass. Light brownish, small head. Starts sourish, mild fruity, some nutty notes. Finish moldy-sourish. Not my favourite Struise beer.
bytemesis (4654) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, full out gusher on opening. Whoah. Pours hazy ruby chestnut, small fizzy tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, vanilla. Flavor is light plus tart, oak, molasses, tart cherries, a bit of vanilla. Medium body, high carbonation. Eh.
cinesr (21) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma di frutta secca e vino al palato sentore di frutta uva e finale di malti tostati.Versa un colore mogano e schiuma persistente.Bottiglia 2009 veramente uno spettacolo per il palato
axl (172) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Aroma has olives, sourness and funk. Taste is sour and slight funky with cherries and slight hints of olives. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
adrianouli (4) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja intrigante.... aparencia nao agrada muito mas depois de vertida no copo ela (se nao mto gelada) ja comeÁa a exalar seu aroma de envelhecida em bourbon....sabor deliciosamente inquietante.....vale provar!