blipp (7202) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Big sweet malts, moderate tartness, rich brandy boozy notes, with a fresh fruity base. A bit too rich and sweet.
Theydon_Bois (13509) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, thanks again to Manny for more Westbrook goodness, 28/06/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige swirl.
Nose carries light plastic notes, tangy dark fruit peel, apple brandy waftings, spice, home brew cider.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruit rinds, dry rot, acidic notes, apple core, light brandy effect, tarte fruit scones, dank wood and dirt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic wash in the close - light throat scrape.
Decent enough sour/wild but perhaps lacks a little depth given its ABV!
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours deep brown with minimal head. The nose is earthy, brown bread, light spice, mild acidity, sherbet, vanilla, red grape and vinegar. The taste is crisp, tangy, red berry, sherbet, red currant, vinegar, wood, damp leaf, some alcohol and earth with a dry finish. Medium+ body and soft carbonation. Decent,but perhaps a touch acidic.
drfabulous (5055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the 22 ounce bottle. Sour. Vinegar. Red. Some cherry. Reminds me of other Westbrook sours. Nice.
starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured murky brown with no head. Has a boozy smell with definite brandy coming through. A little vinegar, woody and slightly tart. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Plenty of black cherry sweetness, acidity, barrel notes. A slighty steaminess to it, like wet oak. Mildly lactic. I’ve liked others from Westbrook more.
Steve_0 (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle at What the Funk!? 2014. Appearance is murky caramel with absolutely no head. Tannic, oak, vinous, peach skin, caramelly, toffee, and lemony aroma. Taste is pungent orange juice, citrus, light lactic, somewhat salty, vanilla, urine, and red wine vinegar with a huge sour finish. Slick mouthfeel soft carbonation. Alright.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Apple / apple brandy, wood, some vinegar, fruity and some caramel.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany hue, mostly translucent. Silky tan-red lace on the surface; zero head otherwise.
Way low carb :D. Soured grain & cherries bump up against the apple brandy barrel. Plenty of pucker; fortunately doesn't turn Tussin-y. Dat barrel = good stuff.
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is sour apple, oak, candy sugar, molasses, raisins, and booze. Appearance is very dark brown with almost no head. Taste is prunes, sour apple, molasses, figs, lactobacillius, candy sugar, and oak. Medium body with very low carbonation. Overall a very good beer with a lot of flavors that work together.