Dogbrick (5992) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtís 49th birthday party. Dark reddish-brown pour with a medium thick khaki head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit and yeast. Medium to full body with a moderately sour cherry character and notes of yeast, oak and malt. The finish is fruity with a short tart cherries. Above average overall.
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy deep amber with some thin white head. Nose is light vinegar, celery, light vanilla, light leather, light wood, pitted fruit. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherry, light vinegar, raisin, dried cranberry. Full bodied, heavy carb, tart finish.
bluejacket74 (990) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, batch date of 9-11 stamped on the back label. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a murky reddish/amber color with an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it smells like vinegar, tart and sweet cherries, wood, green sour apples, funk and a bit of vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries, vinegar, lemon peel, funk, wood, vanilla and bourbon. The bourbon flavor isnít strong in this brew at all, but I think the subtle bourbon taste works well with the tartness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit syrupy and slick with moderate carbonation. Itís also smooth and easy to drink. I think itís a pretty nice overall brew. Yeah, it was $24.99 a bottle, but after drinking it I donít feel like I paid too much for it. Good thing I bought 2 bottles!
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. amber pour with a cream head. nose is sour, vinegar, lightly tart, and wood. very smooth on the palate, vinegar, sour, wood, again, and a smooth finish.
Patrickctenchi (1673) - columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs woody brown and tea-like with small tan head.
Scent is slightly tart dark fruits, some vinegar sour.
Taste is more sharply tart....bourbon barrel...fruit...apple....cidery.
Pretty Big Tastes. Nice.
shrubber85 (5970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Musty prune malt, hay, apple cider vinegar, and bourbon aroma. Cloudy amber with small head. Sweet-tart cherry, apple, vinegar, malt flavor - just a hint of bourbon in the finish. Excellent.
queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tart acidic apple, funky barnyard, sweet oak aroma. Hazy amber with a large beige head, good lacing. Sweet, lactic, bourbon, vanilla, spicy oak flavor. Light astringent body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (3098) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Bottle at SAVOR. Poured a slightly red-tinted amber color, small off-white head. Aroma was slightly hop, with sour notes, a touch of wood. Flavor was tart, fruits, a bit of oak. Very enjoyable.
pras (281) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Savor. Poured medium amber. Picked up a slight hop aroma on the nose. Sourness was mild and in balance with the rest of the rest of the beer. Picked up some fruit notes, remarkably pineapple. Very nice brew. Like a lot of the choices at Savor, I wish it was available locally.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with some particles. A small tan head on top doesnít last. Aromas are tart, acetic, mild sweetness, woody, spicy, vanilla and a bit of bourbon. Some dark fruit esters. Flavors are of bourbon, ethyl acetate, nail polish, acetic acid, estery, plums, fruity, quite acidic. Medium vanillin. Lively bubbles, somewhat dry. Alcohol was surprisingly well hidden.