Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 My 100th Avery rating!!! Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, horseblanket, vinous notes, oak, light carmel, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherries, vinous notes, horseblanket, light carmel, light oak and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky cherry finish. Another amazing Barrel Aged sour from Avery! slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is deeply sour with lots of fruit. Beautifully complex funk. Clear amber, no head and a slight oiliness on the surface. Amazingly flavorful. Super sour, but with loads of depth, ranging from caramel to peach to lemon. Good firm sourness, rich with a huge range of wild yeast characteristics. Yet still in total balance with the fruit and barrel notes. A truly beautiful beer. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle shared with my buddy Blake and his wife Gina. Dark color, slightly brownish, very little carbonation. The aroma was pretty heavy on the funky side mixed with cabernet and sourness. Flavor is a little musty with slight seed mustard seed thing happening. Overall its a killer sour! Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle at N00bru2. Pours reddish brown with almost no foam. Smells very sour with hints of cherries, currents and oak. Tastes sour with hints of lemon and cherry. Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12 ox bottle split with joshclauss (thanks Josh!) - Reddish brown color, decent off white head. Aromas of tart cherries and lemon zest. Slight hints of wood and burnt sugar. Taste is light bodied, nicely balanced with a great mixture of tartness and fruit. Good carbonation. Funky woodiness and a sweet finish that leaves you wanting more. What a nice beer. Loved Margarete and what Adam and the crew did here. More barrel aged cherry brews please....
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Red pour. Great tart cherry, light caramel, vinegar and woody aromas. Superb mix of sour, light sweetness, wood and fruit. Outstanding!! Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Reddish brown color, decent off white head. Nose was tart fruit, barnyard notes, light biscuit and straw malt with dank cellar notes.Taste was of sour cherries, vinous notes, horseblanket, light carmel, light oak and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky cherry finish. Another great beer in the Avery barrel aged series. 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 very bright, clear burnt orange with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin collar. The nose is super funky and very sour, some animal sanguine aroma, sour cherry, and vinous oak. The flavor is more fruity and vinous, the ferrous, sanguine note more subdued, still nicely sour with the cherry and some oak. The body is full and tannic sticky with average carbonation and a long sour and vinous finish. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
(En dégustation au Stone Sour Fest 2015): Un aspect ferreux, sanguin se mêle aux tannins vineux et aux cerises bien acide. Une autre preuve du bon vieillissement de la série. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Bottle @ home. Dull orange purple appearance with a bubbly reddish cream head that dissipates quickly. Sour cherry aroma was obvious upon first opening the bottle. Quite red vinous, sour cherry, slightly musty, mildly funky aroma with a hint of strawberries and oak. Fairly puckering, sour cherry/strawberry/cranberry, dark grape, vinous, moderately funky, light vanilla, woody, acidic flavor. Moderately to highly dry finish. Tart, dry, sour, cherry aftertaste. Maybe my favorite sour offering by Avery.