Ferris (4958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Orange and spicy. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Slightly sour and spicy with orange and light malts. I am not a huge fan, to spicy and maybe better with the age they recommended.
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on RBWG hardcore bus. Pours dirty brown. Nose and taste of cinnamon/pumpkin spices, toffee, oak and very mild red wine acidity. Medium body.
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus tour. Pours is a burnt gold. Aroma has a surprising amount of toffee, moderate oak notes, some red table wine. Flavor is wood heavy, slight ethanol hotness, with decent vinegar punch.
drsordr (1232) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour dark brown Nose sour and tart fruit. Some grape. Tastes similar to noise but sweeter. Late palate mild sour. Light finish
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Bottle shared by Mister Quig, pours reddish brown color with medium head and lace. Smells boozy with Captain Morgan, brett, sugar, sour brown, and raisin. Light to medium in body. Kind of like a sour imperial brown. Weird
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, horse blanket, vinous, wood, and fruit. Flavor of brett, citrus, wood, yeast, caramel, and vinous with a dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by jack (thanks bro!). Batch 3, I think. Pours a cloudy mohagany with a medium sized off white head. Flavor is spicey and funky. Really interesting funky brown-nutty, funk, lots of barrel. Delish.
OldMrCrow (1939) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Roosevelt.
Pours cloudy brown like unfiltered cider. Chardonnay and mulled citer aroma. Sweet-and-(a bit)-sour, in Jolly Pumpkin territory without the great JP house character. Nutty, peppery, plenty of oak. Notable heat. I was really looking forward to this one, but now I’m just trying to figure out what to do with 750 ml of it.
Addendum: Most of went down the drain, and I feel stupid for spending 14 bucks on this one.
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the brewery.
A: Latent swirling head. Brackish brown color that’s rather unattractive.
N: Heavy pie cherry, lacto, some marionberry, oak, cocoa, and caramel. Nutmeg and cinnamon. All over the place and not in a tasty, complex way.
T: Pepper spiciness, caramel sweetness. Slight sourness. Pretty nasty.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Somewhat sticky. OK
O: Honestly, this is terrible. Going to dump the bottle and find something better. It’s like an infected barleywine.
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Collected Works tasting. Brown ale base is very clear - chocolatey bready malts, tending toward cocoa at times, with a winey acidity, a bit of vinegar, and cola.