SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
listed @ 20%abv on the 24th anniversary party CBC menu. sure didn’t seem like 20 percent. booze pretty well hidden. complex, but somewhat muddled combo of berries, plums, red grapes, old wet oak. some bonus berries and fruit rollup. maybe a 3 or 4 on the old sour scale. but the wild yeast seemed to dry this out nicely. weird beer. lot going on. but maybe too much going on at once. Marheb (5900) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Ressemble à un gâteau aux fruits, pas beaucoup de complexité pour sa charge structurelle. nimbleprop (8591) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a translucent garnet amber with some frothy, beige head. Nose of chocolate, toast, brown sugar. Flavors of sour cherries, red licorice, some wood, toast, grape jelly. Full, slight hot finish. A little messy. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Very dark brown
Cedar and raisins. Some spices and a lot of funk
Sweet and bitter. Dark fruits very strong. Oaky and intimidating. I’d say dominant fruit is raisin gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Black color, brown head. Sweet, vinous, alcohol, lactic scent. Sweet, sour, roasted, lactic scent. Sweet, sour, roasted, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Flavor explosion with tart berries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate all fighting to stand out but somehow it works. I cant really explain why it works but it does. Tasty stuff. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
on tap at armsby abbey, wow this is awesome, great bourbon flavors matched with a very light sweet tartness and coffee. Home run! arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2012, dark brownish pour with thin to no head, expected for such a high ABV beer. Aroma had notes of sour cherry, dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, hints of cocoa, nuts, some slight lemon and slight vinegar, hints of toffee, rich caramel and burnt toast as well, slight hint of booze but not bad. Taste is pretty nice and comes together, starts with some slightly sweet dark fruits and berries going into some slightly tart and acetic notes, hints of toffee and caramel come through to a toasted bread and slight booze, finishing fairly sweet with some nuts and a hint of cocoa powder. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, berries, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, toasted wheat bread, toffee, vinous, chocolate, and fruity black cherry sourness with a dry finish. j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big booze on the nose, but that’s to be expected I’d guess at 15%. Wood, chocolate, roast, coffee. Chocolate, coffee, light sake notes (and given that this is Cambridge I’d not be surprised if there’s some sake yeast involved, and I think that’s a great thing), rice, warm yeast and alcohol. Chocolate, spicy and zesty. Tons of stuff going on in this. Long and tart, chocolate, cocoa, chewy warm yeast, light acid. Very complex. More chocolate, lingering acid, deep fruit notes. Bright and sticky. Cocoa and roast.