bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. malty, tart, and light brandy aroma. Chocolate and dark fruit flavors with tartness and cocoa. Medium bodied. Dark fruit lingers with tartness and chooclate.
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great sourness that remains checked. Very Mellowed. Minimal oak flavor. High acidity tingles on the tongue. Almost as good as Consecration, a fantastic beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, thanks to KrausenJockey and Aspidities for their hospitality.
brown pour with a nice tart aroma and complex flavor. very good beer.
DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(10/29/08) Draught at the brewery in Stockton (thanks a lot Steve and Mike!). Dark brown color with yeast floaties. Aroma of brett, dark fruits, oak and some malt. Sourish flavor with some barnyard, berry notes, plums and some malt. Medium to full-bodied. Very good stuff.
kmweaver (3142) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Bistro BA Fest. Loads of red fruits, toasty sweetness, tart fruitiness and citrus and light sugar in the aroma; very pleasant, tart aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tart red fruits, chewy caramel, and plenty of citrus and dried dark fruits at the core; very interesting, nicely soured strong ale. Great rendition. Lengthy finish, showing chewy dried fruits, cherries, citrus, and light oak.
Ratman197 (7602) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest poured a hazy brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherry, raisin, brandy and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a tart finish. Flavors of sour cherry, brandy, oak and light carmel with a crisp lingering tart finish. It was effing amazing!
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 2008 Bistro BA fest. Brownish red, smooth, dark fruit, caramel, brandy, wood, brown sugar, citrus.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bistro BA fest. Light purpleish brown. Tart aroma and flavor, nice citrus as well.
IrishBoy (3614) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Bistro’s BA Fest! Not as great as the Effingud (one of my favs) but it is excellent; Nose is tartness, raisins, and caramel; hazy brown with a small beige head; flavor is sour with brown sugar and lemons.
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 This stuff is Effin Awesome! Attractive deep red pour with a hint of brown. Dried fruit, brandy and brown sugar in the nose. The flavor is much the same with a smooth mouthfeel and a toasted oak / almond like finish that lasts 20 seconds.