olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. 2013 vintage. BBE 02.07.2018.
Pours dark hazy mahogany color with a large head, a slow gusher. Lots of ripe fruits and dark berries on the nose, mild spicy notes, earth and funky fruits. Sour fruity flavor, some earthy notes, spices, wood, barnyard and bilberries. I like the sourness here, sadly the strong carbonation ruins the show.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ olio, BBE 02.07.2018
Aroma is sourish with currant juice, some cranberries, vinegar tones and oak. Very foamy palate, too high on CO2. Flavour is tart with currants, cranberry juice, oaky tones, vinegar and red wine. Surprisingly this is not my thing – like 99% beers of this category are. +1 for the cardboard box. Both beer and box are thinner cardboard than Fuller’s vintage ale though.
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of cherries, tartish berries, malts, syrup, toffee, oak and wood. Taste is sour, carbonated and syrupy with notes of berries, oak and hints of ash. Finish is carbonated, slightly tartish and syrupy with hints of berries and sourness. A bit unbalanced.
TheBrawl (6) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish hue. Foaming bottle. Nice big head. Smells like cherrys, some oak notes. Vanilla. Tastes like sour cherrys, some residual sweetnes, caramell. Dry. My favourit Thornebridge beer evööör!
Nisse666 (4708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersund
AR: kriek youghurt, sourness
AP: hazy brown, stouty brownish head
F: fizzy, cheeries/kriek, dry wee choclate, sour, peppery - nice brew
Brewhemia (56) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with off white head. Much going on in the aroma. I like the cherry aroma but the sour part not so much. The taste has quite a lot of flavors. Sweetness from the cherry and rhubarb, which I like, the maltiness of a brown ale and the sourness from the brettanomyces. Interesting and quite good also I think.
zacgillbanks (2880) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This very dark brown beer has ruby read highlights and a white foamy head. It has tart cherry and slight sour raspberry flavours, vanilla and oak notes followed by a dry smooth rich aged cherry finish. Excellent!
jackafholmes (542) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beer central, sheffield. The bottle overflowed with foam when opened, which worried me, when poured it was murky brown with a reasonable off white head. Aroma is very sour on the nose, cherries and red wine, almost verging on vinegar. Took the first sip nervously, thankfully it hadn’t spoiled in the bottle. Taste is lovely deep sourness and tart sweetness, hints of rhubarb and even a touch of coffee. A bit over carbonated for me which spoils what would be a nice medium body. The least memorable thornbridge hall I’ve had, still very good though.
Travlr (14668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, large tan head. Aroma of sourdough brownie dough, cherries, plums, port wine. Taste is fruity, vinous, plums and dates. Hi carbonation interferes a bit with the mouthfeel. Good beer.
elbernays (757) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours murky brown. Sour lemon nose. Fruity berries red wine flavour. Plenty of body. Really good.