nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.1.2015. Aroma of sour cherries, berries, tannins. Flavour has still cherries, sour red wine, wood.
keanex (1575) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No bottling information.
Glass: Firestone Walker Reserve tulip.
Appearance: Hazy brownish red body with a short creamy tan head.
Aroma: Aroma is light sour cherries with sweet vanilla, caramel and light bubblegum. Very appealing aroma, mild and balanced.
Taste: Prominent sour cherry with oak tannins following, not overly sour but prominent. Underlying vanilla and caramel, nice beer.
Palate: Medium bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: Solid and unexpected beer. I like the complexity in the aroma even if it doesn’t fully transfer to the taste. Worth a buy!
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml dark bottle, unfiltered, from Southampton beer shop. £4.70. I can see the brewers have made something of an effort here, but the end result doesn’t seem to live up to the effort or the price. Body is rather thin, and I suspect that’s the result of using the wild yeast, which has consumed the sugars. The yeast has left a pleasant slightly tart, fruity/vinegary aroma, but that seems poor compensation for the loss of body and malt character. The aroma is pleasant, but it’s not wonderful. You can pick up the vanilla flavours from the oak soaking, but these flavours are more suited to red wine than malty ale, so I’m not finding the flavours and aroma present in this beer complement each other. My feeling is that I might have enjoyed the original 7% old ale rather more before the wild treatment. That’s not to say I don’t like this. I do. It’s a pleasant beer - relaxed and restrained in its flavours, which suits me. But I just feel that it could be something more, and I find that makes me slightly uncomfortable. Give me this beer blind, and I think I would enjoy it more. Load me up with expectations, and ask me to pay over £4 for 330ml, then I am going to want a little bit more.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opera da maestri, davvero. Uno dei picchi di questo stile, che sa coniugare tradizione e originalità. Profonde note acido-acetiche accompagnate da sfumature legnose, fruttate e leggermente vinose. Exellent!
suprchunk (2476) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Funky malt aroma. Taste is watered down malt with a slight trace of funk.
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complex beer on all fronts. The bourbon barrels come through on the nose, yet on the palate it shows more like a red wine. Little bit of cherry, but on the whole a great beer.
cnesmark (42) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl. Nice sour with aroma of wild berries. Taste is well balanced with aroma.
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Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark red with an off-white head. Aroma: cherry, plums, red wine, vinegar. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation.
bierkoning (10790) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Caramel, red fruit and confit cherry in the acidic citric aroma. Hints of oak and vanilla. Sour, vinous, oaky flavor with lemon, red berries, caramel. Low on carbon. Complex. Excellent!
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
US name for the MO...Cask at IMBC ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... light sourness to nose ... tart blackcurrant ... soft toffee malt ... juict malts and something odd. Ok but there somethign im not sure about ... reading description i see why... yeah not really me Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown.. Thin tan head.. Soft roast soft funk nose... Dark malts... Swweet fruit... Funk fruts... Not me at all.. Lihht fruits but mostly gunk 2.9
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2012 Total Score: 3
Cask at IMBC ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... ligth sourness to nose ... tart blackcurrant ... soft toffee malt ... juict malts and something odd. Ok but there somethign im not sure about ... reading description i see why... yeah not really me
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown.. Thin tan head.. Soft roast soft funk nose... Dark malts... Swweet fruit... Funk fruts... Not me at all.. Lihht fruits but mostly gunk 2.9