stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
Deep brown pour. Aroma is not crazy - mild oak. Taste is rich oak, mild vinegar but not very sour. Overall good and subtle bruin but not memorable or great. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2015
Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasty, nuts, vanilla and sour. Taste is medium sour. Pretty good. Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Pretty interesting stuff. Really sour with lots of biscuit and berry flavours. Not too heavy on barrel flavours. Compared to the Sorrenberg version this one is slightly more in your face with the sourness. Worth getting a bottle of both versions and drinking them side by side. Muggus69 (2845) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel.
Having just tried the Sorrenberg version, it’s all about comparisons & differences here...
Deep bronze with haze, holds a perhaps smaller off-white head, good lace.
Aroma perhaps a bit more subtle, but no less complex - burnt caramel and roast nutty malts again, toasty oak, vanilla, less funky this time around, still some lees character in there, lifted coffee/cocoa notes, sultana & dried fruits.
Palate is smooth, low creamy carbonation, some acidity livens things up.
Where the Sorrenberg was a touch more balsamic-like & funky/yeasty, this is a smoother ride, more fruity, more malt accentuated - cocoa, charred oak, spicy peppery yeast, sultana & raisin, walnut, Brandy vanilla undertones. Lingering red fruits linger, touch of warmth.
Beautifully complex, lots going on, really interesting. Davros (3363) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours vibrantly clear brown with a large off-white head.
Nose shows funky wild yeast, bready malt, biscuity malt, soft musty notes and sweet caramel.
Lots of funk evident in the way of flavours too, some soft berry and red grapenotes along with a hint of booze and some acidity.
hawthorne00 (4272) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2015
Giaconda yeast version. Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a coat of beige head. Aroma of cherries, brown sugar, herbs, wine vinegar, pasture, the hint of Cognac is probably suggestion. Not much sweetness, some berries and caramel. Sour, herbal and twiggy. Dry at the end with no bitterness. No sign of the alcohol, no separate Cognac notes. Interesting but didn’t really grab me. gam (4193) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Small beige head misty dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas brown sugar vinegar vinous note the flavours wild yeast brown sugar caramel doughy note the yeast is wild not a flavour enriching the power of the taste of the alcohol to me the best tastes malts yeasts okay a good ale but to me wild is not the best Capa (3748) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Melt d caramel I color with a tan head. Vinous, malty, a bit sweet and dry, acidic wine in the finish. Interesting and enjoyable. jbeatty (1267) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Draft at Hashigo Zake, 11/03/2014. Was told this was aged in cognac barrels. Pours dark brown color, creamy wisps of head on the surface, small ring of lacing. Aroma is cognac, grapes, caramel, touch of chocolate, quad-like character with light sour, balsamic notes. Taste is chocolate, roast bitterness with meaty balsamic overtones, earthy, lingering wood. Medium body. Interesting, worth a try. mkel07 (6603) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique Armekeggon 2014. Pretty decent brown ale with long malty finish.