markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from Mr. B’s in downtown Denver. Pours a dark red-brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet malt, some funk, some tart fruit, some cocoa, some cognac and vinous character, and some other tartness amongst the sweet qualities of the quad. Flavor begins with some quad sweetness but quickly moves to cognac, tart fruit, some wood, mild heat, and some vinous grapes. Medium in body and very complex overall. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is brown sugar, yeast, and cognac. Thin mouthfeel with light sourness and sweet malt. Hides alcohol extremely well, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours cloudy deep orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is overripe fruity, plums and wineous. Thick, fruity and mild acetic. Lingering overripe fruity. Tart and dry fruity finish. j12601 (11010) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a clear brown amber with no head. Sour acid, caramel, soft fruit. Soft cocoa, hints of chocolate, big acid. Oxidization, tart and chewy, tangy acid on the finish. back (2126) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Mørkerød skum hvid lidt kort
Alc eddike grape tømmer
Bitter meget sur meget
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Mørk brun rød, ingen skum, træ kasse, peber, alkohol , sur , tør, grapefrugt , blød, kraftig med medium fylde.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
375 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cognac, plum, raisin, dried cherry, cocoa and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cognac, grapes, oak, toffee and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering grape finish. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
Tasted on 4/13/14 from a capped 375mL bottle from the first year of the Cellar Reserve, big thanks to Aaron Nielsen for muling for me. Pours nearly opaque dark burnt amber with a thin bubbly head coaxed out of a vigorous that actually sticks around for some time. The nose is lemon sour with some dark, candi-style malt, brown sugar, and a nice vanilla cognac oak aroma. The flavor is a the same, delicate, but complex with the same lemon sour, hint of candi and brown sugar, faint touch of vanilla oak, and even some herbal white peppercorn. The body is nearly full with nearly no carbonation, light tannin, and a long sour and herbal white peppercorn finish. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Dark brown pour, no head. Pretty flat. Sour up front, some wild grapes, dark dried fruit, oak, some cognac. Flavor is sour, fruity, grapes, dark dried fruit, oak. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
375 ml bottle from my Crooked Stave Membership. Pours a richer brownish pour, well hazed with frothy tannish head atop. Laces small, rings well. Aromas are gentle grape, spirit, and oak. Raisin, toasty, and carmelized. Some lactic elements, brett, fruit. Initial is gentle sourness, a bit lactic up front, lemon and a touch metallic. Some grape, lemon, and oak. Touches of spirit, oak, and vanilla. Firm sourness, dark fruit, and Cognac flavors. A touchof heat into the backend, but not offensive. Richer oak, dried darker fruits, and toffee. Sharper sour twang at times, citrus and grapes, lemon and wine elements. Backend shows some lingering lactic qualities, sour, dry and oaky. Firm tannins, with sweeter grapes at times in the middle, more dry into the finish with tart and tannic elements, funky dry brett and grape must. Cognac, a bit sticky aftertaste but firmly sour elements, grapes, and darker malts. Oak. Solid offering, Cognac flavors and barrel really give it some interesting feel.