Scopey (5307) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Euston Tap. It pours deep brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is spice, oak, vanilla, vinous, earth, Dandelion & Burdock, blackcurrant ham and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is oak, spice, leather, red berry (particularly raspberry), brett, vinous, jam, port and vanilla, with a dry, jammy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great depth of flavour. Interesting and well balanced. Delicious.
Gription79 (2134) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a thin head. The aroma is vinous, sour cherries, hints of chocolate, toasted malts are low and in the background. The flavor is fairly delicate compared to the aroma, notes of dried cherries, chocolate, and oak. Very earthy. I found this to be a delicious complex beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry and oak, light brown sugar, honey and toast malt with earthy hops. Flavor is cherry and oak, sweet malt, light vanilla, faint hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Light to medium body and light carbonation.
nilsas (870) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syrlig duft av kirsebær. Brun farge, tynt lag skum, noe mer langs kant. Fin frisk smak av kirsebær med en syrlig ettersmak. Godt.
tony_gorilla (113) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from vinmonopolet enjoyed at home.
Mildly sour,oaky,berries Very enjoyable.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel mørk rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av druer, mørke bær og frukt. Smak av druer, mørke bær og frukt. Syrlig fruktvin. Vinmonopolet.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep golden/brown beer with a huge lasting beige head. Woody, oaky aroma, leather, barnyard, figs, raisins, berries, caramel, roasted, ash notes. Woody leather aroma, barnyard, vinous, raisins, floral notes, caramel
elbernays (298) - IRELAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours murky brown with a creamy head. Looks good. Earth, yeast, bread aroma. Sour and some dark fruits. It has a liquorice aroma as well. It’s quite complex aroma. Flavour is sticky fig, liquorice, sour, aniseed. A burn on the finish which is interesting. A different English ale which is an acquired taste.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body, and lacy. very woody taste, with some sourness and fruit. Smooth. On tap at Torst.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is red wine, malt and light bourbon.Maybe a touch of vinegar. Med body, more or less. Flavor is "red wine", light brett, light bourbon, and some mildly astringent oak. It is very light and refined. Extremely delicious. Tho, sad to say, it’s hardly a patch on Dissident. Yet, Dissident comparatively suffers given the interesting approach here. So many good beers to compare.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle acquired via trade as an extra. Opened at our Oscars Sour Lineup. Pours a dark ruby reddish hue, a good darker middle leans toward brown with a firm haze in the middle. The edges show some crimson hues and glow. A frothy tannish head quickly dissipates to a loose ring, laces scantly. Aromas throw a decent funkiness, sour cherry and firmer oak come into play, gentle funk, subtle balsamic as we work in. Red wine elements become more potent with some vinous dark fruit, touches of gentle caramel as the malt base peeks through the wild and oak elements. Initial is a bit different, showing a firmer body, carmelized and darker malts meet dark fruit, cherries, and red wine. Touches of balsamic elements, firm oak jumps out with smaller albeit sufficient tartness. Gentle carmelized and toasty element jabs at times. Lingering tart berries and dark fruit at times. The backend dries out a bit more, firmer oak elements take over here. A bit tannic, dry, tapering out with a better finish than the sweeter middle and base ended up. Quite a pleasant nose, the beer is solid as well. Oud Bruin, this is.