ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle in my living room all to my own. :) I have several others...but this one is all me!! HAHAHA! Anyway. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a thin lingering white foam. Aroma of cheese, yogurt, strawberries, and sour...makes your mouth water just smelling it! Super smooth on the palate, like liquid silk. Initial bite is sour, then as it goes down you’ve got a scotch/rum like flavor that hits on the back end. Feels light and fizzy, slightly puckering, but not even close to being really sour...just a taste of it. Another one of my favorites from these guys. Doing some AMAZING stuff now Allagash, I’m loving it. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draft @ EBF. Ruby pour, with pink head. Funky brett, grape, sour cherry notes. Not huge fan of Victor, ironically, but this was nicely funked out, tart and for 9 plus percent an easily drinkable sour. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Draft @ EBF. Pours a light red with a pink head. Aroma is largely cherry and brett, though I detected a little bacteria and some grape notes as well. Taste was funky cherry with bacteria, and brett notes, with a grape characteristic at the end. A wine slipperiness dominates the beer throughout, and the barrels added a nice mellowing characteristic to the beer. What a great experiment. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at EBF. Nice fruity tartness, toasty, nutty, and creamy. No head, mostly flat in the pour. Bright and acidic, with light malt. A bit undefined and lifeless for my tastes, without much in the way of complexity to make it interesting. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 In short: A strange ale with an original fruit flavor and a nice wild, dry and woody character. Very good stuff.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
How: Bottle, 375ml at Ebenezer, Lovell Maine. Consumed soon after bottling. Previous rating on tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2010
The look: Cloudy dark golden-pink body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: Strong nose of horse blanket, fruits (cranberries, grapes) and stinky feet. Taste starts with fruits on a slice of oily bread, then the wild yeast and barrels kick in and bring a dry cherry wood astringent finish with a light grapefruity tartness. I never liked the Victor, that mega-sweet scented grape juice has always been one of my least favourite Allagash. I did not recognize the Victor at all in this Frankenstein version. Totally different from the base beer. Very nice original offering. This Frankenstein was put together with quality material, quality barrels, quality wild yeast, no cheap stuff here. Just like the Frankenstein monster was put together with quality parts, strong legs, muscular arms, no asian penis.
Draft at EBF. Pours a rose peddle with a pink bubbly head. Flush cherries, brett and bacteria tones with a mild vinous grape tones. Light cheese and funky cherries that kick off a mild acidity and a tart finish. Awesome. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
EBF 2010 Session One: Hazy ruby pour with a wispy white head. Bretty, grapefruit aroma with a sharp clauseni brightness, sharp leather, cherry tartness and dry white oak. Great aroma. The body is crisp, dry and tart with a lactic/acetic flavor. Some grapefruit citric qualities along with a tart cherry/brett presence and mild leathery funk. Tart, funky, complex, vinous. Fantastic! j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy ruby, glowing, thin white head. Huge fruit, funk, sour acid. Nice vinegar and fruit notes, long tart acid and fruit.