GenDV138 (7697) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
375 ml bottle shared by a friend, thanks Tyler! Dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of Brett, oak, dark fruit. Tastes of big oak, Brett, dark fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Not great. IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2017
375 ml bottle from Tavour. Bottled on Tax Day 2016. Nose is light brett, tart cherries, hints of chocolate and bourbon, and woody oak. Murky amber brown with a small lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly tart and funky with dark fruits and bourbon in the background. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and mahogany with no head. The aroma features oak, red wine, sour cherries and a low level of funk, accompanied by notes of dark raisins and prunes. Medium to full-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, moderately boozy, lightly tart and mildly sweet. Nicely balanced and super complex. A touch dry in the finish. This is a real go-getter. Bottle courtesy of growler! doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Aroma: Sweet and malty with some brandy coming through
Appearance: Well its an old bruin so take a guess.
Taste: Classic oud bruin flavor with complex finish of raisins, caramel, and subtle oakiness
Overview: Make sure to not overchill this. Full flavor doesnt shine through until it warms up explosivedog (1609) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at the Lumsden. Aroma is big sweet cherries. Flavour is big and boozy. A little sour, a little bread, and a whole host of fruit. Raisins, cherries, figs and all doused in spiced brandy. Warming.
stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Great example of the style, sweet aroma, dark brown pour, slightly sour but balanced with a heady fruit and strong fig note, buttery finish dfearnley (2312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft to taster
Consummation: Sticky toffee, toasted malt, bourbon
Adjunct: Vinous aroma, with toffee, and voodoo doughnut!, deep red with no head; tasty, but fucking strong jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Draft @ Growler Guys. Muddy reddish brown pour. Nose is sweet, vanilla and cherries. A bit vinous and sour oak notes. Tastes full of sour and sweet, lots of oak and vinous bits with some more vanilla and fruit. Really nice sour red. Bule (2254) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
375ml bottle pours a dark reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild sourness with good amount of fruit. Nice balance and goes down easy.
Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle - while listening to Beatsteaks Hail to the Freaks. Seemed appropriate.
A: Such dark blood red that it’s nearly black. Cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Vinous grape, oak, leather, overripe cherry, enormous balsamic vinegar, hazelnut, prune, fig, acetone, sweet tarts. Sour mash bourbon with some caramel and vanilla.
T: Bitingly sour and bracingly sweet.
M: Huge alcohol burn, medium body drying the palate, prickly carbonation.
O: There’s a lot of flavor going on here, and that’s good. Pity there is so much damn alcohol and so much residual malt. I’m not sure why they didn’t attempt to get this closer to Rodenbach and not the obvious choice of The Dissident. Not sure if it’s better than the latter, either.