JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml shared by the powerful ucusty - thanks, D! Why doesnít this have more ratings yet? Weird. Anyways, the pour was dark and frothy, witches brew. Nose was kinda gamey - I promised Spencer I would say it: the venison of sour ales. Really nice flavor, though, with the lactic acid blending quite well with the semi-sweetness of the barrel in a way that recalled NG Enigma just a bit. Enjoyable.
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aromas of vinegar, acetic acid, some cocoa powder. Taste is sour with an underlying roasty flavor. Really surprised me. Thought this would suck but didnít.
Beerman6686 (5316) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi cloudy lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, light acetic acid, and eminent juice. Flavor similar, but sourness is toned down significantly from their other sours and leaves room to appreciate the other complexities of the beer.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015ís Saturday night session. Poured a cloudy reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of hay, citrus, coffee. Flavor was roasted, dark fruit, with a light funky character.
tmoreau (2926) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml bottle poured to snifters at Timís 40th. Displayed a murky, brownish mahogany color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and sheet-like lacing that didnít necessarily stick, but left some light spots on the glass. The nose presented sweetness, but was mainly sour, with subtle spice, light bretty funk, and some woodiness & tannins. Medium+ bodied, aided by lively carbonation, the taste also contributed tart fruitiness as berries, dark cherry & plum, well integrated alcohol, and finished with a pleasant dryness. Very nice!
tmongoose (1663) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler that poured a brownish to red tints white head. Had nice funky aroma Brett sweet like candy and dark fruit. Wasnít overly sour but had a nice punch of dark fruits funk Brett and a slight woodiness to it. Overall very tasty.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally, Iím rating an Upland beer at the Upland sour fest. Deep brown color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste is sour plums. Very tasty.
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cpetrone -thanks, Chris! Dark brown with some reddish hues. Medium low carbonation. Nose was initially wet oak, dark red fruit, light red wine elements, with lots of coconut as it warmed, and other sweet barrels notes. Tart red fruit, charred coffee, tannic. Not a huge dark sour fan generally but this one worked great for me. Complex and tasty.
UDBeernut (2164) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beechner, yeah thatís right. Pours brown with light ruby hues. Small off white head that leaves some lacing. Funk nose. Solid sourness, berry sweetness, mild vinegar. Medium body, pretty decent.
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Aroma is quite tart, bit acetic acid, bit fruity. Quite harsh sourness, bit acetic. Not the best.
Maakun (1524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WWT. Almost black with small off white head. Lots of sour berries, balsamico vinegar, miso soup, lots of mint. Quite sour with an umami touch. Unusual beer, but I enjoyed my sample. Donít know if I could drink a lot of this though.