tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 29/VI/2012 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - 2009 vintage (2012-666) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Little cloudy brown beer, no head. Aroma: very pungent sourness, earthy, tobacco, red wine vinegar, bread dough (yeast), sour cherries, red currants, alcohol, little cheesy, spices, pepper, gingerbread, chillies. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet sugary caramel in the start. soft tartness, very fruity, cherries, strawberries, red currants, tannins, lemony acidic. Aftertaste: little sweet, earthy bitterness, tobacco, some alcohol, tart red berries, overripe plums, wine must.
Poured by DrBill at his tasting, poured dark reddish brown with off white head, aroma brought notes of some dark fruit, red grapes, hints of chocolate, coffee, with some nice lactic lemon tartness in there as well, hints of funky horseblanket as well. Taste is a nice combination of grape and dark fruit that has some slight lactic notes mixing with the bourbon, vanilla and oak, which helped dry out the brew with a nice tart, sweet, and dry finish. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Sticker on the cap indicates "2010". Shared with local raters. Mostly hazy dark brown / red color. Thin khaki head. Couple loose dots of lace. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit aroma. Moderate sweet, and tart taste. Some chocolate aroma. Awesome, big bourbon barrel sour ale, very well-done. Hint of coffee, tannins. Awesome stuff. Alcohol very well-hidden. jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 5, 2017
Sample at Borefts 2016. Poured a medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich alcohol bourbon. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich sweet malt oily molasses alcoholic palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving tasting. Pours brown with a beige head. Funky and sweet aroma with some bourbon like sweetness. The flavor has funky oak, some weird spicy notes, bourbon, and light roasted notes. A little bit messy, but somehow this worked for me.
douglas88 (9195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle shared by Jordan at the Holiday tasting, my favorite of the night! Pours a murky dark brown color with a medium fluffy white head. The aroma is deep sour fruits, funk, light vanilla. A rich flavor of berries and fruit, lacto, funky, vanilla and light bourbon, very sour but not acidic. Woody. Very nice. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Sour woody aroma. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol fruity and sour with a cherry flavour. Warming whisky malt finish. czar (9094) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks dude. pours unclear brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. cacao and cherries, roasted spicy chocolate, unmistakable bourbon - loads of it, even tannic, grass, pepper, other spices. surprisingly not too boozy with a moderate sweetness. light to medium acidity - few balsamic notes and an overall nice acidity complexity. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-spicy astringent finish. just a tad roastiness missing for it to taste more like a porter in my sense, but eh, it’s a quite nice offering! b3shine (8878) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with beige lacing. Smells solid; tart with notes of cherry, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer. bytemesis (8451) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 2011 project. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roast, lemon, cherry. Flavor is, whoah, some sweetness, light tart, light funk, cherries, Manhattan, vanilla, toffee. Whoah. Medium body. Me likes.