HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As someone who absolutely loved Guillemot (it was the best beer I had when I visited TH) this was something of a letdown. It wasn’t BAD by any means, but the whiskey barrels seemed to muddle the nose a bit into less than the defined roasty character of the original Guillemot and the finish was substantially more acetic than in the base beer. Retained the nice raspberry jam flavor but just a lot harder to drink. Good but far from the masterpiece that base Guillemot is.
zvikar (4491) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC2015, Pours black with a small head, aroma of lemon and cherries, flavor of lemon and cherries, medium bodied
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml black wax bottle at 8.5% abv thanks to trade with bigda83! Pours a deep brownish black with thin ring of bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of lactic sour, dark fruits, and hints of vanilla. Taste follows, a hint of funk and dark roast, acidity is mild, but lasting. A hint of acetone on the front end, but disappears quickly. Wow, interesting and definitely well done.
Boutip (5957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a medium light brown foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with some tart notes and light roasted malt notes are also perceptible. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some tart notes and some light roasted malt with light oak notes also perceptible. Body is pretty full with medium carbonation. Enjoyable but did not have the depth I was expecting.
Pyrmir (5638) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC15. Black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, funk, cinnamon, light tart notes, spices and farmhouse. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, funk, acetic, cinnamon, slight lactic and citrus notes.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ b1 bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]
still opens with good hiss, jet black and puffy cream head laces well. Lightly acetic cherry, some chocolate and brown sugar/malt, decent balance, plum in deep scents. Front is highly acetic, cherry with light chocolate malt, thin by mid palate with sticky roast elements growing late, chocolate sweetness lasting amidst bitter leafy roast. Unfruity, stale and boozy heat version of a young Oerbier Reserva, needs richer booze and balls but still good at this advanced age, lightly green plastic finish.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
01. Tired Hands Guillemot Nebula (b1)
02. Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
03. F&M Manu Negru
04. Tired Hands Guillemot Vanilla
05. Sante Farmhouse Noir
06. New Glarus Thumbprint Sour Wild
07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
08. Anchorage Between the staves
09. Block 15 Belmont Station 15 Anniversary
10. Night Shift Funk’d Porter
11. Block 15 Enchantment
12. OEC Malefactus Wine
13. De Garde Lee Kriek
14. De Garde Vin Lee
15. De Garde Loak
kraddel (6394) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle optained as an ’extra’ in a trade with Eric. Thnx bro ! Pours dark - black, actually - with a small layer of fast fading, white foam. Smell is sour, wint hints of Imperial stout ( burnt malts ) and some oak. Dry tart as well as some wine notes, that are far more subtle than previously mentioned aspects. Taste is very dry, sour, tart, bit ’plastic’ like, colliding beerstyles I suppose. Imperial stout clearly shines trough ( was there some insanity left in the barrel ??? ) the first taste is really unbalanced, and totally colliding. The aftertaste is like a sour stout, which I’m not a fan of to begin with... waaw, I really don’t like this beer, even though I was pretty enthousiastic about the deScription...
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with a small amount of beige head. Nose has a light wood, some toasted grain, hints of roasted malt, and some sour cherries. Flavor is well balanced, a fair bit of roast, light booziness, some pleasant sour cherry, maybe some lacto in there. Well carbonated, light body, easy drinking, fizzy finish.
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Murky deep brown liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, roasted malt, apple skin, light acetone and toast. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, dried fruit and toast. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice.
hackobock (3581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC 2015, Yellow session.
Dark murky brown, almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart with red berries, hints of vinegar, earthy and leathery, wet wood and roasted malt. Taste is light sweet berries and fruits, sour vinegar hints and a light roastiness. Finish is dry and tart wood, berries, vinegar and roasted chocolate notes, some spicy earthiness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly dry.
Borup (12089) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, oak, tartness, fruit, acidic and caramel.