wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 2013 Vintage
Tasted on 9/27/14 from a capped 750mL bottle, huge thanks to Churnt-up for sharing. Pours hazy burnt orange with a thin tan head that leaves a thin color of lace. The nose is a bit of dark caramel malt with a ton of blackberry and cherry, plenty of coconut and vanilla oak influence. The flavor is the lightly sweet malt and tons of oak influence, very sour funk, and fresh, natural blackberry and cherry. The body is medium and tannic with just above average carbonation and a long funky sour, and very fruity finish.
burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with aromas of tart cherries, light vinegar, a touch of stinky foot, and some light fruit. Flavors matched the aromas, less the feet notes. Decent cherries come through, solid overall.
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big want that I’m glad the Bruery made. Bottle thanks to Chris!
A: Cloudy, murky brown body. Creme colored head. Decent lacing.
N: Oak, cherry, vinegar, acetone, tobacco, blackberry, cabernet grape, lemon, and what I swear is cocoa.
T: Intensely sour. Maybe a hint of sweetness, but that’s a big maybe.
M: Moderate carb. Medium body; touch of oiliness.
O: Seems like Oude Tart with a hint of blackberry juice. It just doesn’t blow my mind, and I’d much rather have BW XII.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sour. Noticeable cherry tart fruit.. Not really funky. Dry sour flavorful. Pretty good.
slowrunner77 (6755) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Long time wish list beer, worth the wait. Dark malty sour brew with a really nice berry aspect to the nose and especially flavor. Had the whole leather and tobacco thing going on, with blackberries and a hint of cherry in there too. Medium sour and funk. Good stuff. Gladit was made again."
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gusher. Murky purple, large tan coca-cola head. Aroma of sour grapes, cherries, white wine. Taste is softly sour summer fruit. Hi carbonation
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry skin, oak, funk, vinegar. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart cherry, oak, lactic, very sour, really enjoyed this one.
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 release. Thanks, Abraham!Pouring a deep caramel with a dense,beige head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great! The nose is bright, fruity, fragrant and sharp. Bright and sour raspberries and blackberries, the deep, fruity essence captured quite well, mildly jammy even. This is followed by a moderate dark honey and caramel aroma, mildly leathery in nature. Sourness is prominent with a blend of red wine vinegar and sharp lactic acid. Nice. The palate opens puckering and sour with a blend of jammy, raspberry and blackberry sourness, a noticeable vinegar note and a palate bruising lactic bite. The fruit character is fantastic. The mid palate has honey, brown sugar,vanilla, a little bit of rum and burnt sugar. The absence of seed derived tannins is impressive and allows the fruit to shine. Medium in body and highly carbonated, this beer has a long, sweet and sour finish. As it warms up, the vinegar character grows to levels approaching unpleasantness, but served cold, the fruit character really dominates and shines. Recommended.
Mora2000 (5927) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some huge fruit notes. I get some cherry and cranberry as well as a decent amount of tartness and caramel malt. The flavor is similar. The juicy cherries and cranberries meld with some tart dark fruit and light funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Salmoniform (1202) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to tulip. Hazy amber hue with creamy off white head that held a ring. Aroma is musky, tobacco, figs, lactic, prunes, leather, raisins. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a dominating sour tartness that extends fully through the finish. Overall this is a nice sour beer.