illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, 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.
douglas88 (8021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle released in September 2013. Pours a very dark reddish brown color with a medium white head. A slightly sour big spicy nose. The flavor is dominated by spices, brown sugar, plum, some slight sourness. A bit of heat and wine from the barrel. Interesting. Nutty with big spices.
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky brown with almost no head. Some lacing. Aroma is of acid, fruits, alcohol. Taste is of sourness, acid, fruits, sweetness, spices. Palate: Light-medium body. Good carb. Overall: Weird. Acid. Not really enjoyable.
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown with almost no head. Not too much notes on this one but it wasn’t too tasty and a bit awkard. Sour-ish/sweet, like a caramel apple maybe. Some spices that try to save the day but don’t do much to make it more appealing.
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours muddy brown with a small off-white-reddish cap, little retention. yeasty and garbagy, sweet and honeyed toasted malts along with caramel, minerals, spices, few pine needles and bitter herbs, hint of bourbon, some diacetyls. bright carbonation, light to medium body, dry grassy-peppery finish. field pour.
tom10101 (4908) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks! Murky brown with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of spices, oak and light garbage juice notes. Taste is slightly sweet with spices, caramel and garbage notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Drain pour.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a murky reddish brown with a nice white head. Aroma is chocolate cake, spicy, yeasty. Flavor is tart, caramel. Not that tasty. Finish is...lots of somewhat annoying tartness. Medium body, average carbonation. Ordinary.
Hoppypocket (414) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is murky brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel,spices, oak, weird tartness. Taste is similar with bourbon, flavors are odly combined. Medium body and medium carb. Didnt even enoyed it. Drain pour.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Market of Choice, Eugene. Pours a medium-dark reddish brown, lots of off-white head. Aroma vinous and vinegary, lots of tartness. Maybe some stone fruit notes, too. Strawberry? Fresh apricots? Smells tasty. Body lively, finish sharp, tart, and then with a bright sweetness before fading back to a lingering if slight bitterness, woody notes. Holy hell, amazing. Will have to get another one to age; not sure what the vintage is of this bottle.
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cheers to Bruce. The pour’s deep red with a small head. The nose is spiced red fruits. Strawberry and blackberry preserve. Farmhouse yeast, a bit of fun. The taste is somewhat acetic. Berry punch, some lemon peel. Some rusty penny, a bit of mineral. Medium body, smooth. Overall, quite tasty indeed.