mcmd (310) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a crimson hue small light brown head. Smell is smoke, chocolate, cherries, red wine. Taste is sour cherry, red wine, vinegar, chocolate. nice full body, light carbonation - very addictive.
doublebock (499) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with minimal carbonation and thin white head. Musty tobacco and soy aroma. All kinds of flavors happening here; cherry, vanilla, flank steak and chocolate liquor all rounded out nicely with a tart sweetness.
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cherry, tootsie roll, moderate sourness and some red grape. Appearance is dark crimson with bone head. Flavor of chocolate, cherry, red grape and some resin in the finish. Palate is creamy and chewy with a moderate mouthfeel. A nice one.
thome50 (1007) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared tonight by Nick, I think. Pours a deep black with minimal tan head. Aroma is concord grape, blue cheese, rind. Taste is very grape forward with some light apricot fuzz and some cheese elements. Hay is in there too but not pronounced until it warms. The mouthfeel on this is great, again, i really dislike most imperial stouts as a rule but love stout based sours. This one is there with a more wine like texture and mouthfeel. This one was not great at first but as it warmed was rather nice and interesting. Would revisit.
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ML from a buddy. Enjoyed at 60F in a tulip
A - Murky raisin brown. no head
S - Smells of cider vinegar, wine and raisins.
T - Taste is similar.copper metallic taste and lots of vinegar. Hints of cherries.
M - Light body, very thin, earthy finish.
O - Disappointing but still nice to share with friends.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey’s Night of the Living Ales event. This one poured a dark copper color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma was funky apricots, with some brandy barrel character to it. A touch of tart, funky character, apricots and brandy is in there. A nice way to end the night at this funky sour-fest.
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy reddish brown, Strong raisin and coffee aroma. Sharp tart apricot, edging to balsamic vinegar. Interesting and tasty brew.
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Deep purple walnut pour with bubbly film on the edges. Nose has hints of nice tart dark fruit and vinous acidity, but marred by veg diacetyl character. Butterscotch ruins all of the sour aspects. Thank god it mostly blows off after a couple minutes so still drinkable. Ok.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Light sour aroma with strawberry. Strawberry and tart/sour flavor with rhubarb and light oak. Medium bodied. Tartness/sourness and light oak lingers with light acetic notes, strawberry, and light rhubarb.
sjohnny (361) - - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Funk N Sour Festival. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet undertones. Well balanced. Mild sourness. Good beer.