rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Aroma of sour cherries, plums, caramel, oak and rotten citrus. Light acetone and strong lactic acid in flavor with dark fruits and oak. Pickering finish. Not bad.
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Muy buena combinación de lo ácido con el dulzor, notas lácticas frutos rojos y madera. Agradable postgusto en paladar muy bebible
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle pours reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet with the sour coming through. Taste is sweet fruit, sour with some oak undertones.
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__Rb81 (688) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home (batch 632). Pours very dark red brown with a small, fizzy, head that disappears quickly. Sweet, sour, aroma of dark fruits, wood, and sour red wine. Very sour taste with a fruity, sour, dry aftertaste. Also a bit of a nasty solvent, nail polish remover like, undertone. Perhaps unlucky with the bottle just starting to go bad. I think it can be very good. I really should give Freddy a second chance.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has a plum wine aroma where you can actually smell the sour, and a sweet long finish that reminds me of my favorite wine. Excellent, and easy on the palate. Has a fizzy head, and a dark red brown color.
Cunningham (7228) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Deep brownishred color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Acidic, oak, yeast and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate acidic and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Acidic and a balanced sweetness. Vinous, sour, oak and yeast.
Overall impression: A bit weird and complex. And supposed to be like this.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo Vika, Norway
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle thanks to derek. Pours out a brown with some ruby notes topped with a tan head. Nose is green strawberry sour and sweetness. Taste is pucker fruit sweetness berries pretty tasty.
Marduk (6595) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by Chris, thanks). Dark brown color. Blackcurrant jam, wine, chalk, metallic, wine in aroma. Quite rich aroma. Moldy, acidic, sulfur, sour taste. Very faint hazelnut in aftertaste.
FatPhil (14516) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 330ml bottle - Shared by Chris - thanks! (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Initially a nice wood glue aroma, nice dard treacly caramel aspects, some spiciness, almost clove, slightly christmassy. Clear, has some rubberiness. Sharp acidic retronasals. Even more acidic as you swallow. Clear, more rubbery. Cloudy, less so but more tart and sour. Middle glass had the best balance. Slight ashiness or ashtray aspects detract a little.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (7+:4:7:4:14=3.6+)
Beautiful sourish aroma, has a great balance. Even better than I remember it. Nice one. Don’t care if rerate, this is a beer I wanted again and it didn’t disappoint.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A very harsh, oaky-tannic, semi-sour and acetic fruity dark ale. Meh.
How: Bottle 330ml, age unknown, found in the cellar, certainly over one year of age.
The look: Very dark burgundy (near black) body topped by a small beige head leavin very little lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is moderately acetic acid, dark fruits, oak. Taste is blackberris, earthy grainy malts, tart dark grapes, past due-date cheap red-wine, blue cheese, oak tannins, moderate acetic acid presence, fruits seeds, astringent finish. Body has a rough texture (some sawdust sensation) with minimal carbonation. Sourness level is medium, acetic acid is bothersome but not overwhelming, oak tannins are very aggressive and create a rough finish. Overall a harsh beer that is not easy to drink. Meh. And whoever is making my voodoo doll type beer ratings every time it drinks a beer please stop it, it is disturbing and pathetic.