madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th October 2014
Murky deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and crispy. Wow! Wasn’t expecting this beer to be so sourish! After the initial shock there is Flemish Red sourness and fruits, Bourbon fruits and tang. A nice sweet cooconut and a smooth bourbon finish. Unusual and when the palate gets over the initial shock, quite drinkable. Hides the huge abv quite well.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Man, this was close to being a world beater...and I trhink it would have been if it were not one of the "bad" ones. The Bruery did a press release about some bottles of this and one other beer possibly being infected. This was. It did not explode, and did not smell off, but damn there was a highly acidic sourness in the flavor that I really don’t think was supposed to be there. The funny thing is even their mistakes are good. It still worked to an extent, but the funk not present in the aroma told us how awesome this COULD have been, and the extreme swings from sweet decadence to sour were battling for your attention, not really complimenting each other. The nose was like macaroons and bourbon, friggin awesome. The beer itself was a bit on the ugly side. Quite a bit of sediment on the first pour as opposed to the bottom (weird). Muddy brown. The palate is nice, though the flavor ends up having too many things going on for it’s own good. Still enjoyed it. If thesweetness were tempered, it’d be a great sour...but alas, they weren’t trying to make a sour here. I’d LOVE to get to try this either draft or a different batch. It coulda been a contender..."
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
750 ml bottle
Orange amber color. No head at all.
Nose is coconut, toasted coconut, oak, caramel, almonds and spice. Nice enough.
Enamel ripping sour. Lots of acid and sourness. Bummer it obliterated the base beer as there were touches of something interesting in this. Drain pour and fail.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Overwhelmingly infected. This is a straight sour beer. Red wine, lacto, vinegar, acetone. A pathetic failure of a beer. I drain poured 99% of this. What a pity.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, hazy red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, acetone, hints of oak, vanilla, touch of grain, slight yeast. Taste is a mix of sour lemon, oak, vanilla, hints of lactic, finishing very sour, acetone. Yuck.
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is murky orange with a small tan head and good lacing. Big coconut, tangy fruits, bready, white chocolate, dark fruits, and spice in the aroma. Taste is tangy sour fruits, coconut, orange juice, cooked veggies, and vanilla. Medium body with high carbonation. Completely infected shit. Bleh.
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a murky dark orangish appearance with a cream colored head. Twangy, caramel, red fruity, nutty, vanilla nose. Chewy wood. Acetic, berry flavor. Coconut and vanilla. Actually, quite sour. No.
umich03jm (2179) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared at Jeff’s. Knew this was probably infected but had to check it out. Yep, sour bomb. What sucks is you can tell there’s a very nice caramel, toffee, cocoa, coconut base underneath the sour. Will contact The Bruery to get a credit.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber pour, cream colored head. When I had this beer it was freshly bottled. I tasted the mounds candy bar underneath. It sadly some sour messy notes too. Not so good.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a cream head. Nose is coco, chocolate, wood, sweet and sticky. Alcohol, sticky malts, coconut, vanilla, alcohol, nice finish.