madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th September 2012
The ChrisO small midweek tasting. Opaque dark brown beer. Light crisp palate. Barrel aged bourbon sweetness contrasts with a sour edge. A little brett. Crisp finish. All right.
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Night of the Funk 2012. Nice combination of roasty coffee grounds and soft sourness. It works.
Leighton (17761) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (16242) - 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
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso - 25/09/12.
Very dark brown in colouration with a good sized frothy tan head.
Tarte cherries on the nose allied to a little wood and sour dark berry fruits.
Taste follows, brett tones, more sour fruits and a pinch of spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this one.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Smells a bit like licorice with some balsamic vinegar sourness, oak, chalk, and wine. A fair amount of roast, some raisin, char, and burnt sugar. Strange flavor. Somewhat sweet with burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses sweetness. Balsamic vinegar sourness, a bit of wood, somewhat chalky, and a mild wine flavor. Some dark fruit notes of raisin, dates, and grape. The finish is very dry.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vinous, dark fruit, leather, roasted malt, earth, herbs, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, brett, caramel, balsamic, and minerals.
Scopey (11744) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bill at ChrisO. It pours very dark brown, with thin-medium full beige head. The nose is sour, light roasted malt, balsamic vinegar, toasted coconut, marzipan and some acidity. The taste is roasted malt, sour lemon, oak, vinous, faint caramel, grapefruit and subtle balsamic vinegar, with a lightly sour finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and soft mouth-feel. No real complexity. Fairly inoffensive stuff.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of grapes, roast, wood/oak, and some funkiness. Tastes of some funk, wood, grapes, chocolate, roast, and vinous. Light to medium sour finish.
Sammy (10748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The welcome sour. As if intentionally infected. White head on black body.A little cherry, a nice sour more or less.
Bottle from capone’s.