devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. pours dark pink with white head. Aroma is light tart and dark fruits. taste is one note light sour with dates, light tart and dry finish.
Johnsense (943) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour. Small head. Oak, red wine, dark fruit aroma and taste. Medium body. Well done
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle by a friend. poured the darkest deep red colour with a smaller white head. lot’s of red fruits up front, sour cherries, vinegar, oak, dates, bit of a caramel sweetness, figs. small tart hint, bit of a sour apple, oak, red wine, bit of a dry aftertaste. tasty beer
jrob21 (2846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the source. Pours a deep red. Looks great. Lots of berry fruit. Tangy light sour pungent. Aroma has a little wood and wild yeast. Finish is a little stinky cheese funk again and a little wine grape finish. Pretty diverse. The flavors come through but some clash too harshly. Mainly brett and wine barrels. Those two not so good here. The berry and fruit make this worth it still.
Homer321 (2543) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Keith. Nose is lightly Apple with some cherry. Lightly tart. Hazy light brown. Small white head. Taste is lightly tart. A nice refreshingly tartness though. Easy to drink.
jredmond (6043) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at GABf 2014. Pours a deep reddish amber with light white lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, woody oak and additional fruit. Mouthfeel is nicely tart and slightly puckering with lots of dark fruit, cherries, light vinegar (thankfully not overbearing), dusty oak and funk.
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep bright amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sour notes with some vinous notes and some light berry notes. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some vinous red wine notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very interesting beer with loads of complexity. Dates are noticeable but do not play a huge role in this beer.
woodychevy (589) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 Flight at Funkatorium on my bday. Loved it. Best of the bunch. Totally reminiscent of red wine. Earthy, sour, tart and sweet? with notes of dates and berries. Super interesting. Must drink more and get to the bottom of this one.
04/15 Bottle at home. Not as good. Sort of faded away. Seems to have more character/interest on tap. Still love it at Funkatorium. One of the best offerings they have.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle .Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft berries, toffee, acid. Medium bodied, tart and full of berries. Long tart acid, a touch of acetone.
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Great beer. As good as black Angel. Aroma for me is weak, not bad just lacking. Nondescript. Dark BlackBerry tones, dates, dark fruit. Lightens as it fades to cherry tones mixed with oak. Mildly tart.