Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2008
On tap @ Avery tasting room poured a hazy dark copper with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of citrus, carmel, barnyard and light leather. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, carmel, barnyard, light leather and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lightly tart finish. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 2008 GABF week @ Avery. Unfiltered brown body with a medium sized dark tan head. Forward nose full of woody, crusty toasted bread, some spicy balsamic notes that mimic Flanders red fairly well, and some dark candied fruit, vanilla, and roast as well. Vibrant and fresh on the tongue, rich and lush cookies, vinegar, dry/tannic wood, some charred berries... impressively good stuff all around. Thick and viscous, and while the alcohol is a little too high, it really only overwhelms in the long finish. Prickly acidity up front, smooth and thick in the back. Impressive stuff. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Draft. Dark brown beer with reddish highlights and a big dark-cream colored head. Light boozy, fruity aroma. Fruity, light shiskey flavor with wine, fruit, and caramel malt. Medium bodied. Easy drinking - the alcohol is well hidden. Great complexity. Fruit lingers with malt, light whiskey, and wine. Wine adds more than the whiskey. MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
On tap at CityBeer. This is an interesting sour with a whole of lot flavors. Pours cloudy sequoia red. The aroma is primarily oak sour. The first taste is oak and brett which switches into a lingering sour cherry with a bourbon finish. As it warms, the oak subsides and more bourbon flavors surface. Lots of flavors roll around the tongue - hard to pinpoint anything that really stands out. Avery did a great job blending these beers to create the Platypus. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Draft at City Beer. Dark caramel in appearance with some dark beige head. Aroma is sour esthers, sugar, yeast and a little whiskey. Flavor is sugary and tart like a peachy berliner weiss, oaky, some of the wine comes in also. The yeast stands out also in this beer with a very active palate, which goes from being somewhat astringent to a soft residual sweetness and finally to a tart finish.