Mora2000 (6050) - 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 (3470) - 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 (798) - 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 (9940) - 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.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear caramel color with no head. Aroma is caramel and some vinegar. Tatse is sour and sweet. Thin and clearly infected. I was the only one who thought it was interesting.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown pour. Not much of a head. Sour maple aroma, rotten fruit, dumpster aromas. Flavor is rotten garbage, sour cabbage, yuck.
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, prune, raisin, brown sugar and light maple. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a tart finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, maple, brown sugar and fruittiness with a smooth tart lingering maple finish.
Errl (2170) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle) Pour is a honey color..Nose is bready, caramel, wood, vanilla, sherry..Taste is Sour, tart, Sherry, acidity, oak..Palate is dry and tart.
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleÖ Admittedly, I donít know what this beer is all about. Havenít read anything about it Ė including the label. Havenít even heard of it. This happens at tastings at dimly-lit beer bars. Hazy burnt-caramel ale with a red glimmer and negligible head. To me, this smells like a strong, American-style barleywine aged in a red wine barrel. Acidic, tannic notes. Medium to full-bodied and a bit chewy with almost no carbonation. The flavor is a mishmash of elements both sweet and sour Ė caramel and sour cherries mostly. Tart, Mojave-dry finish. I like this. Seems like Iím the only one at the table who does. OK, finally looking at all the ratings. I guess Dan and I are the only two people on the planet that like this beer. Well, so be it. Different strokes and all that.