bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, cranberry, red plum, herbs, mustiness, and wood. Flavor of red plum, raspberries, herbs, caramel, and earth with a dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) clearish deep amber/red with lasting offwhite head. Nose of bourbon, tart cranberry, lightly mossy, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, lightly tart, currant, cranberry, medium body thatís very carbonated.
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, off white head, brown colored, sligh cloudiness. The taste is tart, acidic, wood, fruits, and dry. The smell is lighter, tart, wood, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber with a decent beige head. Aroma is of berries, funk, wood. Taste is tart, wood, caramel, plum.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours dark beet red with a white ring and a few swirls. Visible rising bubbles.
Aroma: Sour red fruit, soaked oak barrel, alcohol, funk.
Taste: Sour grape, wood, bourbon barrel. A little red wine vinegar. While there was apparent booze barrel character, the alcohol of the beer was well hidden for 10.5%.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Very carbonated.
Overall: One of the best executed sours Iíve had from Upland, even though I havenít tried them all. The cross between the red sour ale and the bourbon barrel scared me at first, but worked really well together.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish pour, nice off white head. Aroma is really interesting! Bourbon, vinegar, oak, dark fruit, funk. Flavor is a really tasty blend of sour, light sweet, bourbon and fruit esthers. I really enjoyed this one.
brokensail (11528) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rather dark red/amber color without much in the way of head formation (or carbonation). A bit more bourbon and vanilla than expected. Some definite acetic qualities with some red wine vinegar and dark fruits. A little caramel sweetness, too. Like the nose, sweet toffee/caramel and barrel notes (bourbon and vanilla). The sourness picks up as it warms and the vinegar is able to come through.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Nose is nice - smells like a flanders red - balsamic vinegar with a touch of bourbon. Hazy dark amber with white foam. Taste is pretty good - nice balance of tart and sweet vanilla. Subtle, balanced and tasty. Palate is medium bodied and softy carbed. Glad I got to try this.
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by me, poured into my Portsmouth tulip. A hazy honey brown in color, half fingers worth of light yellow head. Nose isnít that great, some lactic sourness, cherry, and slightly metallic. Flavor is an upgrade, nice cherry sourness and vinegar. The ending is a little off-putting flavor wise. Smooth, spritzy mouthfeel, long finish, good acidity. Decent Flanders, nothing special. Not sure if this is worth the price tag.
markwise (4542) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle graciously shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours a hazy red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, some sugar, some vinegar, oak, cherry, and slight chocolate. Flavor is similarly deep: malt, chocolate, slight vanilla/ bourbon, candi sugar, and tart fruit. An interesting and varied blend of sweet and sour. Medium in body and very interesting overall.