peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
’11 bottle. Pours a rust brown color with a quickly fading tan head and steady carbonation. Aroma is tart, oak, lemon, leather, unidentifiable dark fruit (raisin/cranberry?), and a red wine barrel tinge. Taste is tart/sour, dark fruit (seems more light cherry) up front followed by lemon, red wine, and a semi-funky finish. Fairly clean feel in the mouth that goes slightly watery toward the back third. Very enjoyable sour that will hopefully improve a bit more with age.
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting notes from both draft in ’10, bottle in ’10 and draft at Stone Sour Fest ’11. Pours a dark amber red with a hazy off white foam head. Aroma is of slight cherry from the age, oak and some sour funk. Taste is of caramel, funky sour and some sweetness. This beer has aged very, very well. The sourness has receded but the oak has come to play a much larger part of this beer. Overall, this is one of the first sours I’ve had from fresh to aged that has gotten significantly better with age. I can’t wait to taste this in another year or so.
JulienHuxley (4634) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared by someone at HF anniversary afterparty. Brownish-red pour with no head. Aroma of tart cherries, brett and sour dough. Taste is quite sour, very fruity, lots of cherry flavors with a dry finish. Great Flemish red.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 5/22/11 from a capped 750mL bottle sent to me in a trade, this one has been sitting in the cellar for a little over a year at this point. Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is sour and tart with just a hint of funk, along with balsamic vinegar, some cinnamon and vanilla wood influence, and tart red cherries. The flavor is tart and sour with the tart cherry flavor much more prominent and the balsamic flavor more muted along with the cinnamon and oak presence and some tart lemon. The body is medium and oily with lively (but not stinging at all) carbonation and a long tart, sour cherry, and tannic oak finish.
jake65 (3014) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A slow gusher, but saved! Pours a dark, flat mahogany color with a thin beige head. Aroma is dry, tart, and acidic. Oak barrel notes are evident. Sour impact on the tongue is heavy; dry, tart, and dark fruit sours. More oak. As it warms, the dry aspect mellows out a bit, but the sourness stays. Nicely done.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ben for bringing the bottle! Poured rich, ruddy brown with a tight-bubbled khaki head. The aroma picked up tart cherries, spicy oak, and funky Brett.. very engaging and refreshing.. loved it! The flavor found tart cherries, raspberry seeds, and oak throughout.. lacto sourness joined.. more fruity notes, tart barrel, and dry funkage on the long finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-bodied with moderate-plus sourness on the palate.. lots of sugars in there, but it was well-balanced. Excellent brew!
cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750ml, pours a dark murky reddish brown with a thin diminishing head, aroma is full of funk but is still balanced, the flavor has a huge sour front end with some vinegar notes in the finish, if you are a fan of sours get your hands on this!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75oml bottle shared with some friends at a little tasting. Dark red pour, hazy and cloudy with a thin bubbly head. Aroma has a nice sweet tartness to it along with a tad of vinegar. Flavor is sour, of course, and tartness. A little citrusy but mostly sour. A great beer to say the least.
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a medium brown with ruby red highlights. The head is light tan, rising a finger but is gone pretty quickly. The lacing is light. There are some dark floaties at the bottom.
The aroma is light in strength but has a nice sour vinegar feel. At the end it starts to sting the nose, in a nice way.
The taste is pretty light decent vinegar, a little super sour at the end.
The feel is nice, leaves your pretty dry, very drinkable.
Overall, a pretty nice a oud bruin.
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never thought I would get to see this one but low, there it is at a fine tasting recently. Well balanced funky sour drink with a decent sweetness working throughout. Pours a murky brown color. Intense flavors of baked bread followed by a fruity finish. The fruit is mostly cherry and red fruit.