daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, light head. Boozy up front, vinegar, alcohol, yeasty funk. Too much booze in this one.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of vinegar, figs, wood, dough, balsamic. Taste is sweet with a heavy sourness cutting through it, a medicinal. Overall, okay.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
why oh why do they make these beers so strong, it ruins them. This would’ve been world class at 5-6% but now its just a boozey-brand mess. Too bad.
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is pure balsamic vinegar, with a touch of brandy. Delicious.
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hued golden with light frothy white foam. Aromas of old books, wet oak, vinous, touch of acetone, rose. Body is light medium in weight, slightly oily feel. Touch of alcohol pepper in the finish. Not quite coming together for me but respect here on a beer with a lot of seemingly disparate edges fighting for some kind of order and harmony. I let this warm up to see if it got any better and the discordance seemed to get worse. I want to see this succeed. It’s a charmer, just not for me.
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Tart fruit, oak, wine and brandy aromas. Full tart, dry, wine, brandy and oak tones.
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head. Aroma is lemon, earthy, grape, sweat, wood. Mouthfeel is great with light body and nice carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and spicy/funk in the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.
jtclockwork (12138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange white head- nose and taste of oak, brandy, sour funk and citrus- med body
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy, bright golden pour with a foamy off-white cap. Chunky & volatile. Lots of brettanomyces in both aroma & flavor. Tart lemon zest, old pineapple, tons of sweaty barn funk. More spicy yeast in the flavor; bready, notes of wood, cobweb, pineapple rind, & a boozy, almost wine-like finish... Maybe from the brandy? Light grassiness with a white pepper & semi-phenolic aftertaste. Super carbonated, probably a bit overboard. Lofty, prickly. Pretty good.
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium copper color with a touch of haze and two fingers of white foam. Lots of complexity duality and harmony happening in this beer. Rustic malts with honey sweetness, tart vinous acidity and round grapey brandy booze. Citrus punch plays nicely with the overall boozy stonefruit and doughy background malts.