jerd16 (212) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours maroon, with initial fluffy off-brown head. Quickly fades however. No lacing. Aroma is vinous: dark-red wine. Oak, some strawberry, cherries, raisins. There’s a little funk, but its fairly well hidden. Some toffee-malt and a bourbon-like alcohol warmth. Lots in it but needs extra thump. Dark fruits are present in flavor but are dull. Some oak. A little prickly farmhouse and bourbon flavor in finish. Needs bulking a little. Dry in finish and as such a little abrupt. Decent, but potential not fully realised.
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Deep, slightly murky brown with a thick creamy head. Funky wild yeast aroma with hints of redcurrant. In the mouth it’s exciting stuff. A nice frothy mouthfeel reveals chocolate, tobacco, blackcurrant, old wardrobes, a moderate sourness, some earth, a few flowers and a leathery dryness to finish. Some sweet vanilla lingers in the aftertaste. Yes, I like it. This. Is. Interesting.
daje (2602) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Grünerløkka Mat & Mikro festival 2014. Red tinted brown body with a lighter brown head. Aroma of red berries, leather, wine, vanilla oak. Taste is sweet with a faint sourness, oak, toasted malt, red wine and bourbon. Some vanilla towards the finish, warm vineous aftertaste.
jackafholmes (250) - - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, sheffield. A murky burgundy ale with creamy off white head speckled with yeast. Aroma is sweet/sour berrie and oak. Taste is predominantly sour, which I don’t usually like, but the flavours are complex and balance nicely. Medium bodied with slight carbonation.
williamstome (917) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep red-black pour, with a small offwhite head. Aroma is tart, of cherry and oak. Very oaky, fruity flavor, with notes of cherry and chocolate. A bit bitter, a little too sharp, quite carbonated. Quite nice.
Mr_Pink_152 (873) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Dark copper red pour, with fairly dense head. Aromas of very sour cherries. Taste is fruity and dour. Maybe an acquired taste.
tectactoe (2063) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Murky, lightly swampy brown & dank copper color with a beige-gray, foamy head that settles to a swampy skin quickly. Aroma is characteristic of a soured brown or Flanders red ale. Wet oak, cherry skins, soured lacto, hints of toasty malts, lemon flesh, a touch of acetic vinegar, & the smallest amount of vinous booziness in the back-end. Taste is less sour or tart than expected; VERY woody & dry. Red wine & vinous boozy notes sift through a scrapingly dry lathering of wood, oak, & moderate cotton. Hints of cherry skin, & some sharp yeast, but again - it never really gets sour. Finish of wood, dryness, & a hint of unsweet red grape vinousness... If that makes sense? Okay, but the aroma got my hopes up a little too high.
VictorSA (172) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ikke så godt skum, men greit til å være villgjæret. Fruktig aroma av røde stenfrukter, aprikos og rosin, med gjær og noe eik. Frisk syre, balansert med litt sødme. Litt tynn, men god konsentrasjon likevel. Spennende, komplekst, leskende og ikke alt for sær villøl. (Jomfruland, 18.08.14)
DanielBrown (3868) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Didn’t like the sound of this. DID like the taste of this. Great sour body, light on the tongue, but tasty and dngsgimg. Lovely cherry and raspberry notes. It’s a bit sour, a bit fruity, a lot tasty.
Beese (2015) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The White Horse, Parson’s Green on 24 Nov 2012. Poured a cloudy dark brown, with a small amount of off white head. Aroma of caramel, cooked berries and oak. Toffee sweetness in the flavour, with some earthy grain and light smokiness. Finish was burnt sugar, fruitloaf and slight hints of polish.