RobertDale (5689) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and wood. Taste is cherries, berries, funk, and oak. Very good.
Emeister84 (2205) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of lime, tangerine, floral, subtle oak, earthy, herbaceous. Cloudy light orange with a mostly lasting white head. Sour, tangy, lime, tangerine rind, some barnyard funk. Medium bodied.
Mr_Abner (344) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark orange with a white head. Aromas of yeast, light berries, caramel malt. Taste opens up once it has warmed up a bit; a light to moderate sweetness becomes more prominent. Light to moderately tart. Drying finish.
nickd717 (4290) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, maltage 2012. Hazy amber color with a small effervescent head. The aroma has lots of caramel, sugar plum, cherries, and funk. The flavor has a hint of sweetness that yields too funky tartness. Cidery, with some sherry. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.
GRM (3812) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2016 Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 11/8/2012, savoured on October 4 2016; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, minuscule half-ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: acidity, malt, fruity, cherry, caramel, slight musk, slight balsamic vinegar, slight fig; mouth: acidity, malt, fruity, light sourness, cherry, caramel, light musk, light balsamic vinegar, slight fig, finale in malt with presence of cherry, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, vinous and palateful texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 375 ml, embouteillée le 11/8/2012, échange avec Adam Conway, savourée le 4 octobre 2016; œil : cuivre, limpide, pas d’effervescence, minuscule demi-anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : acidité, malt, fruité, cerise, caramel, très léger musc, très léger vinaigre balsamique, très léger figue; bouche : acidité, malt, fruité, légère aigreur, cerise, caramel, léger musc, léger vinaigre balsamique, très léger figue, finale en malt avec présence de cerise, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture vineuse et moelleuse; en résumé : bien
ben4321 (5904) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from the brewery. Listed at 8.8% ABV, not 8.9% on my bottle. Pours a rusty copper color with a fizzy beige head. Tart, sour aroma of dark fruit, oak, vinegar, molasses, caramel, and wine. Taste is heavy sour/vinegar and vinous/oak as well. A hint of caramel and molasses sweetness come in too, but is muted in comparison. This is quite sour. Full bodied, fizzy mouthfeel. Long, tart close. Another good one from Allagash, and another one that wants me to have heartburn.
tmoreau (3848) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with soft white head foam that reduced to a thin ring & light film, and spotty lacing. The nose was funk and tartness, with notes of apple and citrus. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was dry, tart, cider-like, with some berry to accompany the citrus, followed by a bit of tannic astringency. Continued the pleasant dryness into the finish. Complexity+
kayres (837) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Very sharp tart aroma hints of berry. Fruity cherry flavors and tart with a dry finish. Medium bodied. bits of citrus in the finish.
malrubius (2655) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Copper orange with ring. Woody tart sour fruit floral vanilla aroma. Tart apricot peachy cherry grainy grassy sweetness with some toasty notes and spicy orangy woody dry finish. Medium body and very fine lively carb. A little more sour than I like these days, but very good. The texture really makes it beautiful.
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/21/2012, drunk 6/25/16.
Deep amber-maple with brighter orange and copper tints. Clear with an off-white head that steadily fades to a ring.
Light caramel mixes with plentiful, soft lactic acid. Some moderate oak character is a welcomed complexity and there’s a touch of black pepper phenol on the finish. Fruitiness steadily grows with warming and cherry and apple esters emerge victorious. Soft caramel and lactic acid continue to provide the background with light vanilla as well. Quite mild, in a word, with a bit of papery oxidation.
Very tired in the mouth, the carbonation is low and a bit loose, the oxidation creeping in. Earthy, musty and lightly lactic with caramel-honey-vanilla and tons of fruity esters, as seen in the nose. Oakiness is soft and well-done with a pleasantly nutty, dry, soft tannic quality to it. A bit of wateriness. I guess 3.5 years was just a bit too much, though there’s nothing bad about the beer still.