hopscotch (9382) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and brown with a small, fluffy, lightly-tanned head. Decent retention. The aroma is an earthy, chemical and fruity collection of mustiness, wet leather, acetone and black cherries. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is quite sour. It’s acidic, but mostly acetic, with a mild note of acetone (or what I believe acetone would taste like if I were stupid enough to drink it) and a light sour-cherry component. Finishes like a cherry SweeTart with a bit of a tongue-numbing trait - similar to a local anesthetic. Despite its many flaws, this is interesting and somewhat enjoyable. Thanks to my friend, Alden Bing, at Orchid Island Brewery for gifting me this bottle!
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Brown pour, wild aroma with lacto and brett, some darker malts and some raisins. Can’t really taste the mustard seed per se, but i bet you’d be able to tell if it wasn’t there. This is a nice sour porter type brew, with a little added sweetness and complexity. Nicely done."
Travlr (12995) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At RBWG Asheville. Murky brown color. Aroma of tart, almost fetid dark fruit. Taste is very acetic. Unpleasant.
boisebeerguy (83) - boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Nice and tart i love mustard and sweet to see it in a beer. Plus it’s office space so fuck yes.
stachist (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin but appropriate head. Nice lacing. Deep dark color with red tint. Strong sourness with slight acetic note, yet still very enjoyable. Sourness dominates at first, but gives way to rich fruity malt flavor. Fruit character dominates malt. Notes of raisin. Honey and mustard seed very faint.
RobertDale (3660) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a very small beige head. Aroma of funk, fruit, and malt. Taste is funk, malt, citrus, dark fruit, and spice. Interesting in a good way. Kind of grew on me.
nsquishee (609) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of brown sugar, prunes, and lightly of red wine vinegar. Tastes very tart and sour with a medium sweetness. Decent!
rdixon77 (817) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny little beer...points for the concept of black and wild. Pours dark burgundy brown with a creamy head. Super funky aroma with some raisin. Taste is straight sour and acidic at first, then you pick up those dark roasted malts and dark fruit and maybe a kick of spice from mustard seed. Hides booze pretty well but is darn sour the whole way.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is cheese, funk, oak,raisin, mustard. Thin mouthfeel with strong raisin,light tart honey. Good.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Honeyed red fruits. Sort of farty aroma. Buggy countryside yeastiness. The taste is dominated by vinegar. Some strawberry rhubarb pie and herbs. Light body, soft carbonation. Back to the drawing board, Trinity.