Benzai (12159) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque very dark brown color, red-brown glare coming through, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste dark malts, sourish, tart, grapepeel tart. Decent body and carbonation.
thomashall (600) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Nice acidic sour ,very similar to pentagram. Taste follows. Can tell there’s a little age. Very tasty still.
DutchDrebus (5382) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ joes goes whale hunting. Dark brown to black colour with a small off-white head. Smells sour, fruity, cherry. Tastes sour, fruity, cherrypeel, nice. Medium body, soft carbo.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle tasted at a hotel share in Athens, OH. So, this is definitely tasting pretty sour right now. Some dark chocolate, vinous character. Dark brown color. Thin tan head, some loose bits of lace. Some vinegar. Cbocolate, grape, dark fruit. I dunno, Yeah it’s brett and sour and dark. Not bad but not loving the end result here.
neepsntatties (1632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...dark brown with a slight garnet hue. Nose...moderately acetic and very fruity, especially stone fruits. Palate...nicely tart and delightfully fruity with loads of peach, plum skin and apricot stems. The mid palate is funky and dry and still quite fruity. The finish is long and bitter and pit like.
RichTheVillan (5819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; dark coca cola pour with a thin light tan head, aroma has dark cherries and tobacco, taste has dark fruits, a hint of sourness, dark chocolate.
djd07 (7917) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong vinegar, black cherry skin. Thin mouth with tart cherry, dark fruit, lingering sourness, very good.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the cellar split with a couple crackas. Pours a clean deep maroonish brown, pushing black, thin mocha head. Aroma is cherry, molasses, brown sugar, horse dick. Moderately tart, cherry, chocolate, caramel. High carbonation. Not bad at all
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Anchorage Sept ’14 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma was strong fruit and spice. Taste was dark fruit and had a sour bitter funky finish.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to therealnomayo for bringing this one along on our Black Friday beer trip.
A - Pours dark brown with a small white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of dark fruits; mostly raisins and figs; chocolate, sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, and some oak.
T - This one is pretty vinous up front quickly giving way to a mix of light funk, dark fruits, more balsamic, chocolate, damp earth and lots of oak tannins. The finish is pretty dry with a tiny bit of funk, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Feel is funky up front giving way to a good dose of dryness in the finish.
O - For their first attempt it isn’t too bad. It had some good qualities but in reality it wasn’t mind blowing. I wouldn’t turn it down in the future.