linusb (369) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog, November 6, 2015
Heavy vinegar, starfruit, hints of saltyness and hops to it. Ok...
TheAlum (6696) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Thanks, bro. Excited for this one. Pours a nice deeper ruby brown hue. Darker middle, well hazed with cocoa toasty colors, the edges show a more burnt reddish tinge, nice glow with frothy tannish head atop. A decent layer, loose creamy film sticks around ok and laces sufficiently. Aromas are tart and funky, fleeting seeedy raspberry meets oak and funky brett. Earth, touches of tart fruit, dark fruit and subtle raisin. A bit of toasty malts, faint roast and biscuits beneath. More raspberry as it settles, more oak and funk, touches of darkness, depth of aromas. Initial is lighter bodied overall, some sharpeness and funk is a bit metallic, twangy with dust and cobwebs, wet basement and tart fruit appeal. Raspberries come in a bit, tannic skin and subtle earth. Mellow toasty malt, a bit carmelized with subtle cocoa. Tart, a bit more raspberry and sour jabs hit into the middle. Backend is dry, funky and oaky. Some vanilla, earth, balsamic and cherry appeal strikes nicely, tannic wine barrel, raspberry and red grapes, a bit bitter and growing tannic appeal as we finish up. Tart, dry and funky. This ends up really nice. I was a bit apprehensive at first but ovverall this one works pretty well. A bit toasty, biscuit, subtle cocoa malt bill adds some complexity. This worked pretty well. Solid nose, pretty pour, and a beer that has some real complexity.
deyholla (9336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a clear amber red with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark red tart fruits with a bit of oak, funk and grain supporting. Flavor is nutty and oaky with a decent amount of tart fruits underlying.
Prufrockstar (1703) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to bytemesis. Yet again you send me something delicious. Clear dark red/brown pour with white head. Minimal lacing. Lots of chocolate, leather, cherry tart on nose. Well-balanced between sweet and tart. Medium body, average carbonation. Lovely.
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy red, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of tart cherries, peppery funk, wood. The taste is tart cherry, funk, wood, mild vanilla. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jckp64 - thanks again, John! Pours a clear, deep amber color with a tiny khaki ring for a head. Notes of sour cherries, oak, apple liqueur, toasted sugar, red wine vinegar, and chocolate. Light-bodied, with a tart, acetic mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Assertively sour, indeed. It didn’t stand up to the other Rare Barrel offering of the evening, but it’s good in its own right without being terribly complex or approachable.
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 5, 2015. Bottle, shared by Henrik och Carl
Clear reddish brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is red wine vinegar, oak, hints of toffee, some dark berries,
Taste is light sweet, sour, slight acetuc. Finish is dry, sour with red wine inegar, oak, light sweet berries and hints of toffee. Light bodied, dry but smooth, soft carbonation.
Alright, lacks dept and complexity.
_angst_ (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Henrik and Carl. Pours tiny hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that leaves a small trace in the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and tiny fruity with bread, caramel, raspberries, blackberries, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, grape juice and moist hay. Taste is sour, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with bread, caramel, crispbread, lemon juice, raspberries, balsamic vinegar, hay and lemon zest. But acetic but overall a solid sour brown.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of vinous, oak, berries, cocoa, and yogurt. Flavor of cherry, vinous, balsamic, raspberries, lacto, chocolate, and brett with a dry finish.
Travlr (18699) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample. Deep maroon color, off tan head. Aroma of dusty overripe berries, subtle cocoa. Taste is dusty, peppery plums and berries. Good stuff.