dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy Jon d. Pours black with amber hues, chocolate, cherry and wine, merlot. Vaporous, dry as Hell, roast cherry, strawberry, bourbon and alcohol....rough at the beginning but smooth at the end.
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a small beige head. Aroma is complex, with notes of cherries, funky notes, light tartness, and miscellaneous dark fruits. Flavour is tart and dry, with red notes, medium brett funk, and light acidity. Quite vinous, with loads of red wine and moderate brett on the finish. Elegant stuff. Finishes rather acidic.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Ferris, 8.5% ABV
Dark brown color, almost black; small head. Woody and sour aroma, dark malts. Highly carbonated, good dark malts flavor, fruity sourness, balsamic vinegar, very woody and fairly tannic; moderate alcohol perception.
Ferris (4472) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sour cherry and dark malts with some oak notes. Deep mahogany with a decent brown head. Rich malty and sour tart cherry. Simple, but underlying complexity and nice to drink
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London during the CBC 2nd birthday. Thanks, Paige! Pours cloudy red-brown with an off-white froth cap. Leathery fruits in the nose, moderate funky accents. Medium sweet flavor with good tangy fruits, further leather, touches of earth. Lightly acidic with tangy fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tangy finish, some sour berries, chewy leather. Lovely beer.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-08-16. Black body with a small tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma is strange, fruity tangy character with a touch of roast and a vinous quality. Flavour is tangy, light sourness throughout, dark malt core. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Okay. Bottle at Campground Brewdown
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle at Campground Brewdown. Minimal tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some prune, cocoa, Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, some prune, sour, light Bourbon. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The nose is a mélange of cherry, oak and red wine. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Tastes a lot like the Guillemot Nebula, but there’s more cherry in the nose and flavor here. Tangy, lightly roasty finish. Bottle provided by landhoney!
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired in a trade. Thanks Tooch! No idea why mine is totally covered in red wax but whatever.
A - Pours a reddish amber brown out of the bottle. almost pitch black in the glass. Mild carbonation forms and resides.
S - Nose is pretty interesting. Obviously sour fruits dominate. Lots of oak. Biscuit and cinnamon notes and vanilla bean. Acidity that levels on fresh espresso.
T - The whiskey comes through very strong in taste. This is quite nice! It’s sweet, dry and cloying all at once. Lovely tart blackberry / cherry mix. The whiskey is solid leaving behind wood, vanilla and cereal. The fruit & whiskey is blended in no way I’ve ever had before. Really solid beer.
M - Silky smooth with coffee & berry acidity throughout. Slick almost and not overpowering.
O - Low ratings so far makes me think this one isn’t a large bottling run but I’m glad to have tried it.
Sarlacc83 (772) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jim. Thanks!
A: Dark black with an off-creme head. Good legs.
N: Lactic acid, lemon zest, grapefruit, banana, horse blanket, some touches of coffee, cocoa, and plenty of oak.
T: Very sour with an element of bitterness. Oak is prevalent, and there’s a touch of whiskey sweetness.
M: Light and chipper. Graceful comes to mind.
O: Complex and elicious. Would definitely have this if it came across my path a second time.
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Michael for this one. Awesome aroma, strawberry/cherry cobbler, scones. Solid tart Flemish overtones but there’s more to this one. Oaky and leathery, windfallen cherries mixing with earth, lactic acid, tannins.