anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017 Concealer (1273) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomer, C&C. Hazy brown with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides but slowly dissipates. Aromas of sour plum and cherry, oak, funk, toasted malt, light vanilla, light caramel, cognac and vinegar. Flavor is sour cherries, plum, oak, funky yeast, toasted malt, light cognac and vanilla. Medium Bodied, acidic and dry. Lingering sour cherry/plum.
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody aroma with weak hints of cognac. Fruity sour tart woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody finish. JefVerstraete (3669) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2016
Botle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of red fruit, vinegar, wood, cognac. Tart with light sweet notes. Nice and balanced. hopscotch (11309) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle... Cloudy Longhorn-orange pour with no head. The aroma is stacked with yeast-driven spiciness, some maltiness and a decent element of stone-fruitiness. Full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is tart, malty and fruity, although there’s less fruitiness and sourness than I was hoping for. At least there is some slight cognac warmth. Finishes tart, raspy and dry. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler! DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky amber-brown. Sour aroma with caramel, fruits, balsamic vinegar, oak. Tart and slightly sweetish flavor with vinegar, oak, caramel, fruits. Medium-bodied. jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle share, again thanks to Matt. Murky brown color with a sandy head. Nose is fruity and sour, brett, and oak. A deep underlying wave of sweetness accented nicely by the sour notes. Oak, brett, vanilla, and something fruity like pie cherries. Soft. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Matt. Pours out hazy brown with a small head. nose is vinegar vanilla some fruit maybe strawberries and a bit of sweetness. Taste is more of the sour tart some berry sweetness and lots of barrel notes. stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share from Matt. Light, effervescent, sweet, all around great. A nice break from the crowd and palate cleanser. kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Murky brown pour with light white head. Aroma is strange, some sour funk mixed in with some dark fruit undertones, hard to describe but very different, could be th use of cognac barrels. Taste is light sourness, oak, black currants, with a semi dry finish. Very nice beer, don’t know that I’ve ever had a sour aged in cognac barrels, the result is pretty darn interesting. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ] cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Tiny-chestnut, thin white cream head. Muted sweet cherry acetic nose, some playdoh, lightly salty. Plum flavor sweet up front, heavy cherry acid mid with soft, waxy Brett saddle mid-late, some light stable and citrus throughout, fruit-acid-sugar three-way but all of it hot, not integration either.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
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02. Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
03. F&M Manu Negru
04. Tired Hands Guillemot Vanilla
05. Sante Farmhouse Noir
06. New Glarus Thumbprint Sour Wild
07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
08. Anchorage Between the staves
09. Block 15 Belmont Station 15 Anniversary
10. Night Shift Funk’d Porter
11. Block 15 Enchantment
12. OEC Malefactus Wine
13. De Garde Lee Kriek
14. De Garde Vin Lee
15. De Garde Loak
Pour is dark brown with off white head. Nose has an off plastic, burnt wood, booze, toasted grain, and sour cherry. Flavor is better, still overly sweet and singular. Sour cherries dominate, faint booziness, light wood, acetic acid. Soft feel, low carb, semi dry.