maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cccoa nose, with some decided barrel notes, brown sugar, and some indeterminate spicing. Thin translucent brwn color. Light chocolate and wine-like notes in initial, mild dark fruit, and dark sugar. Thin-medium body with some astringency. Tastes quite a bit stronger than 7%. Very nice. Complex but not too wild.
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nutty nose, chocolate, a bit of thinner, some spicy yeast, hazel nuts, a bit of soy. Brown-orange with lace. Lightly acidic flavor, oranges, grass, spices, cinnamon, whisky or brandy--a little, brown sugar. Ethereal, airy body. Interesting stuff. A step or two from greatness.
siennaemerson (11) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
careful pour yields a murky brown body with a sand colored head. strong fruit-forward esters and peppery and slightly dirty phenols in the nose; waxy notes of apple, cherry and pear; herbal / floral / perfumed throughout. medium acid with mild to moderate oak character, low bitterness, tight natural carbonation with mostly firm malt body.
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. A soft acidity with a light malty sweetness. The spices are very well balanced. Very nice beer.
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color. Very fruity aroma, plums, raisins. Taste is softly sour winter fruit. Very nice.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you GT2! Pours dark, off-white head, aroma is sour and spicy, caramel, fruity, more sour, overall awesome.
Sledutah (5738) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First bottle shared on the RBWG 2014 bus, 8:30am
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, woody and caramel. Flavors are woody, toasted malts, caramel and dark fruit, dry finish
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared at RBWG on the more intense bus. Pours a clear amber with some bubbles for a head. Notes of oak, cherry, autumn spices, leaves, and caramel. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a spicy, earthy, dry mouthfeel. Good sour brown.
decaturstevo (5394) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sour with a touch of vanilla. Vanilla, oak, chocolate with a sweet start and finish. A tad thin and watery. but pretty good
SpringsLicker (3235) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared on the 2014 RBWG bus tour.
Pours hazy medium/dark brown with an off-white head.
Aroma of malt, sour wine.
The flavor is tart a bit vinous.