Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a jet black color with an off white to tan foamy head. Delicate foamy lace.
The aroma started off with some sweet dark and milk chocolate, dried dark fruits, balanced vinous quality, somewhat tart/sour.
The flavor blends the vinous sour to the chocolate sweetness. Some barrel dried woodiness and the dark fruits showing their tart qualities, almost more like blackberry if anything. Leans to the chocolate sweet side with the sour making a decent effort in the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sour vinous qualities seem to just balance and don’t really add any harshness or distract from the feel. Actually, because of that, it just seems to balance very appropriately.
Overall, very nice American wild ale with all of the dark components coming across super nice. Definitely worth coming back to in the colder months. thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours black into a tulip. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dusty chocolate and plum aromas. Medium bodied with dusty dark chocolate and tart cherry and plum upfront turning to bitter earth and oaked whiskey in the lasting finish. rxeight (3082) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Batch 3. 4/16. 750ml. Black with a think light khaki head. Aroma is rye spices, sweet, sour, light cherry, dark malts. Tastes is sour, smoke, barrel. DuffMan (10427) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle, shared with Grippitis. Dark brown, lively light brown head. Lots of brown bread with roasty and vinous notes, some subtle funk too. Dark cherry fruit lingers. Nice depth of complexity, really tasty. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is an odd mix of red wine, coffee, dark bread and light nail polish. Tastes like a mix of bread, red wine and mild coffee. Odd but still is solid. Not something I’d drink often though.
RobertDale (6474) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Sample at KC Beerfest 2016. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, berries, funk, and barrel. Very good. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has stale sour coffee, blood orange, light spice, some red grape, light port. Flavor has some tobacco leaf, some port, caramel, dark chocolate. Finishes mostly dry. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Sample at Crafted Drafts during the "Anchorage Sour Tasting" on 08/14/2016. The beer pours a clear dark brown color with a medium thick light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruit, oak and funky yeast. Medium body with flavors of brett yeast, oak, red fruits and malt. The finish is vinous oak and yeast. Pretty good all around. reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some lemon and red wine grapes with hints of whiskey and yeast. Taste is a light roasted grain and spicy hop bitterness with a lemon tartness and a fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable brew that is balanced and tasty. Recommended. obguthr (6349) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Char and currant aroma. Black, medium beige head. Charcoal and currant. Medium body, easy carbonation. Tasty, not as much complexity as I would have expected.