rxeight (3084) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2016 potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby Brown with little head fading to nothing. Aromas of musty, earthy, horse blanket funk. Like that destroyed, beer spilled, college couch, that’s aroma gained your respect and appreciation as the spills aged, or like that second whiff you take of dead deer after a first whiff leaves you appalled, this beer reminds us of our appreciation for funk. Then comes grape notes, bigger vanillas, sweetness and tart rhubarb, and cranberry juice with maybe a whiff of diacetyl--reinforced in the flavor--giving a somewhat palate expanding but understated presence. Peppery and tannic. Flavor starts like a grape soda, thin on the palate but blows up tannic, all red wine tongue and throat coating, leaving that leathery dry tongue feel I associate with reds. The almost buttery/honey sweet back note is played down by the lactic (and maybe acetic) acid presence, both which play up the beers Gamey meat pairings. Along with lactic textures and almost vinegary notes, earthy soil, a touch cheesy (running aged goat cheeses). Grapes play a big role in flavors initial pop, which includes a touch of acidity sourness upfront, but mellows into those mouth covering spicy, peppery, tannic redwine notes. Any talk of butyric acid playing a role in this beers I believe is mislead. If anything I believe the capric acid and maybe some lacto give a firm cream to it, gives a goat cheese, smelly work socks smell too it, but upon this second tasting (this tasting being my second opening of this brew), the goat cheese funk has become slightly more subtle and made room for the growing tartness and apparent acidity.
12 oz. jan 2012. Lots of red wine. Red grape. Lots of oak. Slight funk. Very little sour. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours a beautiful clear auburn with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is just like a Cabernet, with plenty of pyrazine, and very oaky with a bit of funk and malt. The flavor is almost like drinking an old world pyrizinic Cabernet, very funky and just a touch of malt, plenty of oak. The body is full and very tannic with a long fruity and funky Cabernet finish. BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sour grape smell. Nasty alcohol and red wine taste. I wasn’t a fan of this one at all. Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, a huge thanks, and a welcome change after a week in Germany. Hazy deep amber maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma has vinous vanilla, cherry, plum. Taste is fruity port wine, lots of barrel, vanilla, tannins. Really delicious. McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Rich bright vinious red, headless. Warming wine nose, juicy. Similarly excellent initial taste, soft and cherry plum tartness. Chummy mouthfeel, very easy going mouthfeel without being overly rich or tart. Finishes a soft tartness.
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Big funky aroma, berries, oak, wine. Taste of berries, funky, wine. Nicely sour. allmyvinyl (10629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy reef brown with no real head. Aromas of sherbety funk, red wine, barrels. Taste is red grape, musty, woody. Sweet sherbety finish. Odd, but good. Stuu666 (13435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy ruby, nose is red wine, berries, oaky, taste is light sournesss, fruity, bitter, grapes. cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. thin white lacing ... soft fruits ... massive red wine ... soft funk nose ... tart red wine fruits .. soft fruits ... too much red wine tanains for me. djd07 (14618) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, wood, and grape. Medium mouthfeel with nice tartness, oak, funk, dry finish. Very good.