koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a 750 mL bottle. The pour on this is incredibly dark for a sour/wild. The pour looks like Coke. There is a dark brown body with a lighter tan cap of slowly fading foam that recedes to a thick and chunky collar. The aroma is pretty good. There is a lot of dark fruits. Cherries, plums, and raisins definitely do a lot of the controlling here. There is a Bretty funk that doesnít really seem to fit in with the fruits or the malts that are present. There is a bit of a roastiness that just doesnít mesh well with the sour aspect. Itís not bad by any means, itís just messy. The flavor is Brett from the start. There is an earthy hop and malt addition and the fruits struggle to break through the bite of the Brett. The cherry does get through on the back end, but itís almost like there is a bit of chocolate with it there. The mouth feel is pretty decent. Itís definitely thicker than a sour should be. The carbonation is a little soft, but just bubbly enough to keep it interesting. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity and tart, with a maltiness that creeps in. Itís interesting, but Iím glad I didnít have to drink an entire bottle of this.
Benzai (12596) - 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 (626) - 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 thereís a little age. Very tasty still.
DutchDrebus (5503) - 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 itís brett and sour and dark. Not bad but not loving the end result here.
neepsntatties (1699) - 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 (6155) - 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 (8778) - 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 (4381) - 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 í14 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.