arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2013 arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crooked Stave, this was described to me as similar to a flemish red and I could sort of see the similarities. Reddish brown color, so-so head. Aroma is wood, specifically sticks and branches (yes, I smell them often), hints of sourness to come. Flavor was smooth with a bit of sour accents and I swear a mild brown sugar flavor, quite smooth and very easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
Pour on tap at the brewery, pour was dark reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of oak, red wine, some ripe fruits, touch of earth, must notes in there with hints of grape, the pomegranate comes through as a berry note. Taste is a mix of red fruits, berries with pomegranate slightly coming through going into some oak, slight acetic, hints of grape, going into an earthy, funky finish, fairly tart. Not bad. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap at the barrel cellar - turbid ruby, frothy lace -nose is moderately oaky, mild aceto and lacto notes, touches of red wine tannic character, some earthy fruit notes (raspberry, but likely just the pomegranate) -flavor is quite oaky, very dry, moderate acidity -very mild funk -earthy, musty basement notes - oaky finish -a.bit oud bruin like -quite good. jackl (8417) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Tap @ Crooked Stave. The pour’s a hazy medium brown color with a small off-white head. The nose is mild balsamic vinegar, red fruits, rust, ketchup and general umami flavors. The taste is much the same - funky, salty umami and red fruits dominate. Earthy, rustic flavors. A hint of fruit juice and orange on the finish. Medium body, smooth. Overall, pretty decent. Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On tap at Crooked Stave poured a cloudy brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of tobacco, sour citrus, earthiness, light poegranate, light horseblanket and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of tobacco, toffee, light pomegranate, light citrus and light oak with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering fruity tobacco finish.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Tap @ Crooked Stave. Pours a hazy, purplish brown appearance with a very small head. Grape, pomegranate, mild vinegar, tangy aroma. Somewhat tart, grape, tannic, light vanilla, a touch funky, vinegar flavor. Kind of interesting but not my favorite from them. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 On Tap at the barrel room. Pour is murky brown with a small white head. Funk, fruit, dark berries, light phenols, tannin, and dark grapes in the aroma. Taste is citric acid, oak, grapes, raspberries, cranberry juice, a touch if vinegar, and light spice with a medium sour finish. Medium body with low carbonation and a long lasting aftertaste. Definitely one of the better blends I have at the barrel cellar.