dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to daknole. Bottle pours burnt copper with an eggshell head. Aroma is an interesting combo of sour fruit, vegetation, and spices. Flavor shows the same with chocolate, sour stone fruit, light vinegar, pepper, allspice and a touch of what even seems like cinnamon (my guess would be from the pinot barrels). Damn good stuff and very interesting.
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with McBerko at Alibi’s 200th beer list in Vancouver. Poured a deep brown with orange tinges. Aroma was woody, oaken, mild bourbon, some vanilla and a tad fruity. Sourness was subdued. Taste was similar, pleasant but not overwhelming. Very good.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown pour, white head. Aroma is spicy, pepper, vegetal notes, tartness. Flavor is certainly sour, green peppercorns, light vinegar, lemony notes. Yeah this is good.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [rating 1800!!!]... Poured a hazy, ruby/rust color with a thin head. Thinner palate which boasted a dry, tart, acidic sourness. The rye malts from the Six endorsed cocoa, nutty characters. Candied sweet, acidic, apple and other light fruits. Oak, lettuce and other earthy bittering qualities (probably from the peppercorns, etc.), slight alcohol kick reminiscent of pinot.