Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from Sparky. Thanks!
A: Very dark red with a lack of head. Solid looking with good carbonation.
N: Acetone, glue, bleu cheese. Sour cherries, a touch of ginger. Some leather, tannins, and oak.
T: More of the cherry mixed with acetone. Tannins and sour on a moderate-high level. Some harsh solvents.
M: Decent amount of carbonation and medium body.
O: Don’t know why they chose an imperial oud bruin when the normal version is so hard to get right. Would be a lot better if they’d gone that route.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man!! Pour is murky burnt caramel with little to no head; decent lacing. Big sour cherries, vinegar, wood, light caramel, brown sugar, red grapes, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is medium sour, cherry pit, vinegar, light acetone, plums, and dark grapes with a medium sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Not a bad sour brown.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured very deep amber with a short-lived garnet-tinted beige head. The aroma picked up sour cranberries, vinegar, oak, and vinous notes over a sweet, quasi-fruity base.. this came across a touch warm and assertive for my liking, but it was still interesting. The flavor found sour berries, oak, and metallic notes on the tip of the tongue, with dark fruit skins, tannins, and Balsamic vinegar following.. deeper down was some caramel and nutty sweetness.. lots more sourness on the finish, with cranberries, red wine, and oak leading.. really dry back there too. Medium-bodied with odd pockets of carbonation on the palate.. sour-er and more compelling than I expected.. overall a very good beer, but a little more subtlety would’ve gone a very long way.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from womencan’tsail.
Pours a rich, deep amber with a nose of funky grapes and cranberry leather. Flavor is cherry blanket leather left in a barn. Lingering mouthfeel. Great beer.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Forgot to put this up here. Hunahpu’s Day pour split with beastmaster. Deep red with a bit of head that dissipates quickly. Very tart vinegar and cherry aroma, and the flavor follows exactly. Pretty dry flavor from the oak aging, perhaps a bit of raspberry. One of the more tart sours I have had. Very nice and refreshing after a bunch of stouts on the day.
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a hazy brown with a ring of bubbly tan head that doesn?t really stick on the way down. Aroma of sour tart fruit and some nice vinegar acidity. Taste follows with a very tart finish, nice balance, kind of thick and bubbly. Pretty good though, alcohol well hidden.
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Cloudy dark amber with a small beige head
Aroma and flavors of vinegar and tart fruit
Nice and tasty
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours dark amber-brown with a short head. Booming ultra-complex nose. You have got to be kidding me! Oak, medium tart dark fruit, leather, wine oak and balsamic and even tropical fruit. Stunning. Medium sour flavor. Medium body, thin-oily texture, soft carbonation and a tart finish.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slighly hazed brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is sour, tart fruit. Nice tart, acidic flavor that is very subtle but runs hard as you go. A nice beer with smooth carbonation.
stevencon (512) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Rbwg! Hazy mahogany white head. Particles floating. Sour red fruit cherry raspberry wood leather vinegar. Great aroma. extra vinegar and cherry. Almost tastes like angostura bitters. Wow this beer has gotten better.