koleminer20 (2113) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed this at Doug’s house for a small gathering on May 01 with Travis, ebone1988, and I think Charlie made an appearance as well. I opened this 750 mL bottle, and it was great. The pour is a deep purple with a fizzy light pink head. It looks pretty sexy. It’s a little too fizzy, but other than that, it looks good. The aroma is all blackberry skins. It’s tart as hell. There is a little funkiness, but the tart souring of it offers an excellent BHP. The sourness on the back end is really something that can be expected from Upland. The flavor is excellent. There is a ton of sour tart blackberry juice. The sourness is what really stands out on this one. It’s great. The mouth feel is a little thick, but the fizzy carbonation makes this one not quite as good as it could be. The aftertaste is all huge sour blackberry with an excellent resounding sharp tartness that I love. This is definitely a sour beer.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is deep purple/red with a very small pink head. Flavor and aroma of oak, cork, tobacco, earth, sour blackberries, and citric acid. Finish has a bit more sweet blackberries than the body.
ebone1988 (1182) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Doug. 2015 vintage. Aroma is tart, blackberry skins, barnyard, real nice. Appearance is dark red, light pink head, pretty hazy. Taste is very tart, blackberry, lots of funk, sour sour at the end. High BHP. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp harsh carbonation, tart blackberry aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty harsh. Good, but harsh.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Milsem. Pours very hazy bluish red with a small frothy bluish pinkish white head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with crackers, lemon juice, blackberries, forest fruits, hay, dry soil, leather, apple cider vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is heavy sour and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouth-puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is heavy sour with blackberries, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Nice blackberry character but a bit too sour.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky lilac red with a small head. Aroma is acetic sour funky bretty. Flavor is as aroma, very sour, nicely fruity.
linusb (648) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Cloudy deep red/purple, no head N: Blackberry, oak, vinegar, billberry T: Blackberry, billberry, raspberry O: Quite tart and very nice berries to it!
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The Trillium and Tree House-tasting in Kville, Göteborg. Cloudy purple/blue beer with a small head. Sour vinegar aroma, black berries, tart, woody, some lingon berries. Sour blackberry flavor, citrus, vinegar, lingon berries, floral, woody notes. A bit too much vinegar.
Cybercat (4855) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy, barely translucent maroon, not much head. Aroma delivers sour blackberry and a hint of malt. Sour blackberry dominates the tart flavor but lets a little malt through. Mouthfeel has OK body, not much fizz. Fine if you love blackberries.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Fitz. Pours a dark pink color with white head. Funky, fruity, berry aroma. Tarty but balanced. Light but flavorful. Very tasty.
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick crimson fruit lunch in color with almost no head. Aroma is funky sulfur and pretty sweet blackberries and wheat malts. Flavor is berry and very dry and tart yeast delicious on the palate as expected from this brewey.