Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Flatiron Park taproom. Pours a dark brown color with ruby around the edges, and a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, fruit and yeast. Full-bodied with a vinous oak character and flavors of earthy yeast, dark fruit and grainy malt. The finish is oaky and fruity with a mild bourbon aftertaste. Borderline messy but pretty good overall.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of red wine, oak, tobacco, toffee and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of red wine, toffee, oak, tobacco and light carmel with a crisp lingering tobacco finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/13/2012 Total Score: 3.7
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of tobacco, oak, carmel, cherry and grapes. Palae was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of tobacco, oak and grapes with a crisp dry finish.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2012, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of funky red wine, rotten fruits, slight caramel, dark red ripe fruits, hints of oak, a slight vegetal note as well with some minerals coming through. Taste has more of the rotten fruit and vegetal but its more restrained, leaving room for some dark fruits, red wine and acetic notes, slight oak, finishing fairly sweet and tart.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherries, raisins, dates, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, oak, light smoke, wood, mustiness, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, figs, cabernet, whiskey, caramel, and oak with a dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2012 Total Score: 3.6
(Draught) Pours a cloudy dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of wood, toasted grain, ash, raisins, and dark candi sugar. Flavor of raisins, wood, ash, pine, and coconut.
onceblind (6671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Avery Sourfest 2012. Dark dark brown with a thin beige head. Amazing aroma of dark figs, raisins, candy sugar, and licorice. Taste is much the same, with just a touch of sourness on the finish. Very dark and sweet notes of Belgian dark fruitiness, like fig and raisin with a touch of caramel and cherries, finishing on candy sugar and light sour yeast notes on the finish. Lovely.
BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours dark brown with a medium-small, fizzy light tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cedar, light acetic and balsamic vinegar, dates, figs, chocolate and toast malt, and earthy hops. Flavor is sour figs, plums, and dates, oak, light spicy alcohol, sweet cookie malt and a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Avery SourFest III. Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Weird whiskey, tart vinous, dark berry, grape aroma. Leather, tannic, caramel, dark berry, whiskey flavor. Weird.
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at Avery Sourfest. birch beer and sour cola nose. lovely airy carbonation presents the body well but flavor and aroma are awful: moldy cola and soggy pumpernickel bread.
Steve_0 (3740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Poured a dark, dark brown, almost black with a small khaki head. Smell is boozy, whisky, caramel, and brown sugar; very reminiscent of a stout in the aroma. Taste is molasses, char, light tartness, some coffee, and really just a mess. Medium body with no carbonation. This beer isn’t quite sure what it wants to be and is just all over the place. Bleh.