stchloe (1138) - 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 (2411) - 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 (4035) - 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 (2314) - 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 (2469) - 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.
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Nice brown red with malty yet sour taste and aroma. Rich, not thin. Sample at Bens.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone onceblind (11123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
Deep clear Amber with a thin light tan head. Amazing aroma like boozy fruitcake and some bourbon and brown sugar, lots of oak, and some raisin. Amazing flavor with loads of raisin and bourbon, fruitcake, cherry, oak, and brown sugar. Mezmirising. slowrunner77 (13397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Dark red/brown pour w good head.
Only fault is you can tell the abv is up there. Strong wine and lesser oak/bourbon notes in the aroma and flavor, with cherries and lots of dark fruit, tannic, funky and moderately sour. Heavyish feel. Very good, but with a price to match, though not excessive for the style.
Upon reflection I can’t tell if this is bourbon or brandy do to the fruitiness of the beer. Unique take on the style for sure. gyllenbock (10245) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar SF. Brown with a small head. Aroma of dried fruit, malt and light funk. Similar taste. A pleasant one. SirLimpsalot (4885) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
@ Mikkeller SF: Trevlig vinös med toner av lakrits och tobak. Fin hetta i eftersmaken.