nittanytide (264) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured opaque black, with a big, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is fruitcake and chocolate. Taste is berry, pineapple and dark chocolate. Fruit is front and center, but not overpowering.
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of yogurt, licorice, chocolate, tart cherry, grape, biscuit, caramel, maple syrup. Very complex. Black with a nice head. Roasty dry stout flavor with milk, coffee, chocolate, that then goes sour. Very interesting.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Deep bloody and funky sour nose, dark fruit with Brett. Very dark, near black, thin brown head. Sour cherries at first; mid goes deeper with earthy notes (someone mentioned root vegetables); smooth and complex finish. Thin-medium body, astringent. Stout-like sour. Very good and complex.
Beerman6686 (6241) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured alighter to medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light smoke, roasted malt, sour berries, and some spoiled milk. Flavor was a nuice blend of mild tartness, mainly berry fruitines with smoke and roast. I;m really starting to love these soured dark beers.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4737-20120818] Bottle. Mild roasted grains aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting tan head. Sour fruity roast grain flavour. Full body is sour. Really interesting. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a large, tan foam head. Good sourness on the nose, some ripe berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with dark malts, dirt and background roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate tartness at the end, light dirt, soft cocoa. Pretty nice, interesting.
johnnnniee (3734) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The cork seemed a bit too easy coming out and the pop seemed just a bit too loud. Ten minutes later I am finished cleaning the beer off my pants and desk. Open yours over the sink, you have been warned. Pours a solid dark brown/ black color with a huge beige head that takes a while to settle down. The aroma is quite tart with sour cherries and lemons atop a vinous dark fruity aroma as well as hints of caramel and chocolate. The flavor is mostly fruity and tart, if there was any roast or chocolate in there when fresh, that’s long gone. Brown sugary sweet with lemons and cherries and a hint of funk, vanilla, balsamic, and wood. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Not a bad beer, aside from the mess it made. Thanks to Alex M for hooking me up.
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the RB Pittsburgh December 2012 Post Apocalyptic Beer Tasting. Nice sweet aroma. First taste is very lovely, bubbly on my palate. Nice sour wild thing happening on a black beer. Could drink alot of this. Very nice beer e3xperience. Wy atoo easy. Goes down in a huff.
Koelschtrinker (16785) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Säuerlicher, wenig herber Beginn. Laff, geringe Intensität. Leicht röstig, weich. Stimmig aber zu mild. 10/10/9/9/8/9
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An black ale awkwardly blending vinegary sour dark fruits flavors and roasty flavors. Just ok.
How: Bottle shared by Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose awkwardly blends roast and sour dark fruits, smells like two distinct beers mixed together. Taste has a strong initial sweetness sensation (it’s Weyerbacher after all), sour dark fruits, burnt nuts, soy sauce, plenty of roast, light notes of cacao powder, some wood, a few drops of vinegar, a teaspoon of tar. I didn’t pick up much funky-brett here, even the barrels remained low-profile. A bit of a mix-bag here, a whole bunch of flavors that are not very harmonious. So overall I thought this beer was a bit of a mess but at least it was not very tasty, the high carbonation made it surf over my taste buds, so at the end it is just an ok mess, nothing very annoying. Another beer shared with friends at Camping Brewdown, the best thing about Camping Brewdown is we camping on the site, because cause I was way too drunk to drive and my wife was in no condition to drive safely either (she’s a woman).