AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Dark brown to black. Red edges. Smells really good. Dark fruit, prunes, figs and pepper. Taste. Whoa. Oxidized, sherry and port with loads of dark fruit, wine barrel. Malt backbone is huge. Really lovely. Finish is like a very old port Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Says retired but i had on tap at the source today. Dark fruits, raisin, slight roasted malts, bit of sour funk. Very complex layered flavors. Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark pour. Rice, syrup, sherry. Dried fruits. Dessert wine like. Interesting Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Wow what a nice surprise to find. Brewed again for their 25th anniversary. Dark brown pour with a reddish hue and almost no head. Nose is huge raisin with a hint of lactic tartness. Taste is wonderfully complex with lots of things happening, yet working together so very well. Raisin, oak, tawny port, awesomeness. dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Barley heavy aroma with woody-nutty aroma. Deep brown, almost black in color. Very sweet with sour edges and a nutty-woody finish. A bit like a wild barleywine.
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Strongest brew at the whole fest. However no alcohol apparent. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Surprisingly not that full-bodied. The barrel adds some cool character to the brew. Some woodiness and nice tart flavors. One of my favorites of the fest. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a hazy dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of leather, horseblanket, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of leather, cocoa, fruittiness, barnyard and light spice with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering funky finish. BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours hazy brown with an average, fizzy off-white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), light hop (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (dough, earth) with notes of cherry, wine, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
On tap at GABF 2009. Another great and really interesting beer from Cambridge. Pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, spices, oak, and orange peel. Flavor is sweet malt, spices, cherries, dates, orange, honey, candi sugar, red wine, and a little alcohol. Also a little oaky tartness to it that really adds to the complexity. Palate is medium-full with soft carbonation and very well-hidden ABV. This is a well-done beer overall. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
(Draught) Pours a murky dark reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, vinous, honey, and cherry. Flavor of raisins, dates, cherries, candi sugar, light funkiness, vinous, caramel, light honey, and some vanilla. Nice complexity in this high abv Belgian Strong.