Scopey (9420) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce, consumed at his shack. It pours hazy mahogany brown with a medium beige head. The nose is light sulphur, wood, sour green apple, vanilla, earth and toasted coconut. The taste is wood, earth, pleasant tartness, spice, dark fruit, tart berry, vinous and light acidity with a dry finish. Initially tart then smooths out. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather tasty and brilliantly balanced.
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers Bruce! Hazy amber - brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Nice fruity nose. mildly sour. Palate is soft and a little dry with fine carbonation. Soft malt, light and thin. Winey tone with nice generic fruits. Spot of sweet cherry candy. Minerally dry finish with a little spice. Very nice sour!
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Bruce’s, London - many thanks to the host! Cloudy, light brown with a creamy, light beige head. Nose has tangy, leathery fruits, berries, hints of dirt, suggestions of cocoa. Light sweet flavor, balanced sour bite, soft roasted malts and earth, leathery berries, mild leafy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild tangy fruit finish, some dirt, berries, prunes. Very nice. Restrained.
ineedbeer (1264) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dominated by phenolics with secondary malt and acid characteristics. Nice light pepper and clove notes with some allspice as well. Light acidic fruitiness showing itself in the form of cherries. Faint toasted bread malt notes.
Pours a cloudy brown with some ruby highlights. Big, thick tan head that recedes very slowly with some form of head persisting throughout. Low lacing.
Flavor starts with a light malt character - toasted bread and crackers. The acidity then comes bringing cherries and berries. Low bitterness in the finish which ushers in the phenolic notes. Light clove and peppercorn throughout. Surprisingly fruity. Finish is a bit odd with the phenolics mixing with the fruit acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall another good beer from Upright. More acidity than I was expecting but it works well with the beer for the most part. The finish is a bit odd. I was expecting more spice throughout but due to the acidity I am glad it was as subdued as it was.
RumRunner101 (886) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a red tinge. Aroma is tart berries, funk. Sour cherries, apples, quite tart in the body. A little spice comes out as the beer warms. Good.
Errl (2175) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mora; This stuff got better and better as it warmed; Nose is cheese, yogurt, dry, oak, sweet, tart..Taste is tart, barrel, caramel, spice, dry..I drank a lot of this stuff it was so drinkable
Mora2000 (6052) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle.
The beer pours a red color with a white head. The aroma is full of sour cherries with some vinegar notes thrown in. The flavor is more complex. I get some light tart dark fruit and cherry notes as well as some toffee and caramel malt. The tartness and sweetness is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, amber orange in color with thick creamy head, sour cherry and cream notes, chewy, with some wood and yogurt, nice
thirdeye11 (5818) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) cloudy rich caramel, soapy lasting film of coasting bubbles. Nose is tart and funky, bit of cherry, chewable vitamins, complex, tart stone fruit. Taste of tart cherry, light brett, complex stone fruit like peaches and apricots. Linger is funky, brett, dry, tart. Complex and awesome.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. brown glass.
Unclear medium to dark brown red colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty to heavy, caramel, tart berry, sweet tobacco, red wine, wood, moderate yeasty, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, wood, tart, berry, dry, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.