bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear deep cabernet purple, small light purple head, dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is quite vinous, red wine, grape juice, paint thinner, light tart lemon. Flavor starts sweet but dries out, quite acetic, finish is quite medicinal, a bit like grape cough syrup with a touch of sweat sock. Unique for sure. Medium body.
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap - dark purple pour - smells strongly of balsamic vinegar (acetic acid, oak, grape skin), mustiness - honestly smells more like salad dressing than a beer - flavor is a bit better, sort of - there is an initial kick of flavors that are much like the sweet/acidic one-two bunch of an aged balsamic - this is followed by some sweet grape juice, sour grape skins - finish is strong acetic acid - ick - I would rather pour this over bitter greens than drink it.
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Colorado Plus. Deep, dark red and clear with a pinkish white head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and tart with grape juice and light wine. Similar flavor, lightly sour with medium plus sweetness and minimal bitterness. The alcohol is hidden well, dangerously drinkable.
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Ritch aroma of wine and sweet Belgian yeast. Tastes is of a saison with a strong barnyard taste. Comes through with a nice oaky finish.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, hazy orange-reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big tart lemon, funky cheese, hints of basement, earth, slight biscuit, caramel, toffee notes, hints of earth, spice, sour fruits. Taste is a mix of sour fruit, lemon, hints of white fruit, toffee and caramel, spicy, finishing fairly funky, slightly tart, hints of sweetness coming through.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. The beer pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of cherries and malt. Full-bodied with a vinous character and notes of cherries, yeast and malt. The finish is oaky and fruity. Above average overall.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Cherry smoke like scents, drinks like a dark red wine, interesting.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really, really interesting beer. Lots of similarities with red wine from a flavor and aroma standpoint. Never had anything else like it. Served at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012.
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On hand at Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Semi hazy ruby brown in color with a off-pink head. Neat aroma of cranberry, raspberry, molasses, and dark chocolate. Taste is a much clearer blackberry flavor, with some fair booziness and some generic earthy malty sweetness. A bit brazen but fun tasting.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Pour has a deep ruby appearance, with a beautifully pink head. Aroma is very dry and very characteristic of a Cabernet wine with hints of red grapes, yeast, pepper, and slight alcohol. Taste is very much like a dry red with flavors of tannin, yeast, vanilla, oak, and a touch of funk ending medium sour. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. A very complex beer, with quite a bit going on. Well-done.