BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle and served in NB Worthy glassware: Pours a murky muddy brown with some ruby highlights topped by a fading beige head, little lacework however. The aroma has notes of balsamic vinegar, tart cherries and cranberries, some bitter chocolate, roast and rye bread, vanilla laden bourbon barrel character with a light oaky nose. Some earthy, leathery, and pitty esters as well.
The taste actually has a nice balance at the starts between sweet roast malts, bourbon barrel "vanilla bean" tones and the accompany moderate tartness and slight funk. There is a constant and lingering vinegar like acidity and tannic nature about this brew. Undertones of leather, walnuts, chocolate, toasted bread, mineral water, and even a hint of herbal bitterness upon the finish. While I like the various flavor components, they still seem to battle throughout the glass. It got very muddled has it warmed, too earthy and boozy. Perhaps more aging will help with that. The mouth feel display medium carbonation and body, refreshing enough but the tannic nature does dry out the finish a bit much. This also got a bit boozy as it warmed. Overall, it was a solid buy and something I would drink again. Sadly, I could not purchase more than one on my now limited beer budget.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer poured great with a solid dark amber, brownish hue that passes through almost no light, a nice off brown head and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a sour note of dark fruit and some oak barrel aging on the back end. The beer tastes outstanding (better than oude tart) with a definite oak barrel aged sour fruity flavor. The mouthfeel is decent with a definite dry and bitterness to it and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, better than Oude Tart but a solid a sour ale...recommedned.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at WTWBA. Brownish pour. Some vinegar and leather in this. I didn’t particularly like this one - just okay for me.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Nice reddish brown body with thin white head and lacing. The aroma is earthy, with cranberries and sour, woody notes. Taste is soft but still tart - with some minerality and faded pineapple (likely due to the age) This one is still has some sour cherry and cranberries throughout and ample amounts of oak and leather on the long, drying finish. Nicely done for this collab....quite enjoyable.
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. no head. pretty acetic with vinegar on the nose. a touch of raisins. Taste is oaky, sweet and tart. Vinegar is pretty apprent. Taste like a soured porter in some ways with roasted qualities.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Bruery. Pours thin dark brown with a reddish tint and thin creamy head. Aroma is light fruity sourness with a bit of caramel malt. Taste is mild dry caramel malt, big pucker on the finish. Leathery, earthy finish. Much drier and less fruity than the ISO:FT. a bit more barrel aged notes, but on balance I liked it better.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is vinegar and oak with cherries. Pretty sweet. Taste is the same, with lots of cherry, bold malt, balsamic vinegar, and an oaky finish. Bubbly and thinnish and much too vinegary. Kind of a mess.
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for a big rate. Pours out a dark ruby tinged brownish color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is of cherries, wood, comples tart sourness, light vinegar and some earthy leather. Taste is complex, sour cherries, oak barrel, tart funk, horse blanket, burnt roast, light molasses, leather and not much of a tell of the alcohol. Damn expensive bottle, but totally worth it.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
By far the best sour thing that CCB has ever had a hand in, with ample notes of fruit and a rich oud bruin malty character. My one gripe is that there’s a LOT of acetic acid, and I’m not the type for Tums-endorsed beers.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by J. Poured a ugly muddy brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma was acidic with notes of old balsamic vinegar, used band aids, sourness, old cherry, stale bread and wet leather. Medium bodied with loads of acidity and a long lingering burn from the sourness remains long after you swallow. Flavor is strong sour notes lots of earth, wet wood funk wet bread, medicinal cherry flavor, sour rotting lemon. Time definitely brought out a ton of sour and funk on this one.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small lingering head that left nice lacing. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, oak and some funk. Flavor was sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, funk, oak tannins, and had a dry tart finish.