alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle shared by someone. Pours an extremely murky brown color with zero head. The aroma and flavor have a strange tart quality, sweet malts, caramel, lactic sour, wood. This was a bit of a mess.
Damico (2747) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
There was an actual light pop on this bottle, after having tried quite a few. The aroma brings musk and aged yeast, musty. The flavor has sugar malts, not quite Belgian candi or brown sugar, but kind of, with tobacco and leathery notes as well. The ending is quite tangy, and there is no carbonation at all as usual.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle. Rating #33. I have to say that this wasnít good. It was a complete sour bomb and it wasnít a good sour, as a matter of fact it was a drain pour. (2597)
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a cream head. Nose is booze, lightly tart, sweet, and alcohol. Very nice on the palate, light sourness, booze, chewy, caramel, nice finish.
italianjohn (2413) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewery only released beer .... Syrupy amber cloudy pour, no head and flat .... aroma is lightly sour and acidic with wood, soy sauce and leather .... taste of dry oak, leather, soy sauce, molasses, light sour brett, cherries and acidic .... finish is dry and tart ..... abv hidden well ... interesting beer people either loved it or hated it
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish color with a tan head. The aroma ha a ton of brown sugar and cherry notes, as well as a good dose of vinegar. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of acidic vinegar, as well as some toffee and sweetness from the brown sugar. I also get a little bit of cherry, plum and other dark fruit notes. There are also hints of sherry and leather in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a sucker for old ales and honestly I enjoyed this so F the score and I havenít read any other reviews. Body has a lather thickness with some raison notes up front with dark fruits, sweet malt content etc. the carbonation seems nonexistent for this. I did enjoy the oak tones I detected. Aroma could use a bit more but what should I expect from a barrel aged beer?
reggiedunlop (3340) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours an opaque caramel/amber with no head...lifeless and murky. aroma is soury with sweet malty and oaky undertones...muddled. flavor is a tart/sweet mess...some light vinegary sour notes. mouthfeel is full and stucky sweet/syrupy and lifeless with a slightly tart finish. horrible.
robertjm (781) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(trade w/LIVEFAST) 750ml bottle - Poured pretty much flat. Zero head. Body is absolutely murky brown. Aroma of boiled raisins. Flavors interesting. Muted tones from the Brett. Detect notes of boiled raisins and old leather. Sides of glass are coated with a bit of sediment as the beer level goes down. Reminds me of a murky dry sherry or oxidized port wine. Hard to believe this is 12% alcohol. Wish it wasnít so sludgy, and there were some bubbles in there.
hopdog (9421) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy brown color with almost no head. Flat body as the pour suggests. Woody, caramel, with some lighter funkiness. Some dark fruits in the tastes as well.