ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 that’s perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though it’s only 7%.
S: There is some acetic sourness, but it’s 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 it’s 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. It’s 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 won’t particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, it’s 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.
ElManana (133) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red brown color with a red glare coming through, small off-white head. Aroma is a bit chemical and it reminds me of vegetables. Don’t like it. Taste is sourish with plants and wet leaves. Don’t like the taste either. Ok body and carbonation.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled from the bottle at the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. murky brown with a hint of purple and next to no head; aroma of vanilla, wild berries, milk chocolate, old planks; plenty of acidity but well balanced with some brown sugar and honeycomb sweetness, nosebleed. delicious
c0fein (101) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.
2010 Double Barrel Aged FOB.
Half of a bottle poured to kitchens floor.. Good start.
Not so sour what I thought. Quite easy sour ale. Decent. I exptected much more.
RW80 (281) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
appearance: dark reddish brown with a nice compact tiny bubly head with good retention.
Aroma: Sour apples and tanine.
Taste: Starts out with sour apples and cherries, maybe even grapes, nice woody finish Suprisingly rolling it arround in the mouth shows some actuall sweetness and some good complexity. Finish is dry. Very wine like. The aftertaste is cherries with wood, quite nice.
Thin mouthfeel, slighttly overcarbonated.
While this is quite good at the current time, it makes me wonder how it develops over time.
espenra (833) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Palace. Black colour with a medium big offwhite head. Aroma is sour and laden with green apples. Flavour is also sour and bitter. Lots of apples. Moderate amounts oak. Medium long aftertaste.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on February 15, 2014. Label also marked "2009 Double BArrel Aged FOB".
Clear dark brownish red color, very small tan head. Acidic, chalk, wood scent. Acidic, currants, wood taste. Acidic, wood aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
Balazs (747) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@DeMolen. Reddish-brown color with a thin tan head. Dark fruits, wood, hints of vanilla, perhaps even a bit of dark chocolate. Generally sourish, medium bodied, tarty. Lots of barrel in the taste. Dry, lasting aftertaste. It delivers.
jamesie1857 (1188) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Struise Brouwer shop in Brugge - Very nice looking deep red body, thick bubbly white head. Nose is a heady mix of sour berries, lots of cherries and plums, with a taste that is the same albeit a little too bitter for my taste. Thinner mouthfeel than I expected, but overall, quite pleasant.
DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from ’t Drankenhuys. Reddish dark brown with a medium beige head which disappeared quickly. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Sour with some sweet and bitter tones. Vinegar, citrus, combined with notes of dark bread, some chocolate and caramel in the background. A decent sour brew.
Anatole (83) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gout du bourbon bien présent. Acidité agréable, bonne en bouche. Retour moyen. Complexité moyenne.