Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Mad Mike, thank you! Cloudy brown color. Aroma of dark fruit, roast. Taste is softly sour winter fruit.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Rare Barrel. Dark mahogany pour with a khaki head. Raspberry and blackberry on the nose. Vinegar, caramel, and some oak. Flavor is quite sour with a fair amount of balsamic vinegar. Sweet caramel, raspberry, and blackberry. A bit of chocolate. A fair amount of oak and a hint of vanilla.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WTF poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of raspberry, toffee and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roastiness, raspberry and toffee with a crisp dry tart lingering roasty raspberry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oldsock. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops and bitterness. Flavor is acetic cherries, vinous notes, light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (8561) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared by OldSock at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart sour berries, peppery funk, jammy fruits. The taste is tart jammy fruits, mild vegetal notes. Medium bodied.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a slightly sour chocolate aroma. There is a subtle fruity sourness to the dark malt flavor. The raspberries are a nice addition to the barrel, resulting in a wider palate.
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of raspberry here with a little cherry. Finishes sour and very tart, with a good dose of underlying bretta. Pours reddish brown with ok head and lacing. Thanks to Oldsock for sharing this bottle.
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour fruit. Taste was tart with raspberry, woodsy, and sour finish.
djd07 (3584) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small frothy off white head. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, and tannic. Medium mouthfeeel with strong vinious and oak flavors, tart raspberry, and lingering dryness. Very good.
joeneugs (3246) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bottles in El Sobrante. It pours a very dark red, almost black color with an off white head. The aroma is mouthwatering with cherries, raspberries and good funk. Not much malt character to speak of. The flavor is tart black cherries, hard candy with hints of dark malt and red wine vinegar. A little spice near the finish. It has a pretty light body which in this kind of beer leaves it a bit lifeless, but other than that it has great flavor and a nice level of puckering sourness without being harsh. Well done.