sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2016
375ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into tulip. Beer is clear dark amber with a tall khaki head that quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is citrus, oak, spice, dried fruit, and brett funk. Taste is tart/sweet citrus and dried fruit, woody/nutty bitterness, and just a touch of bourbon heat. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long drying, warming finish.
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 (1099) - 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 (1017) - 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 (2067) - 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 (3592) - 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 (2136) - 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 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle - while listening to Beatsteaks Hail to the Freaks. Seemed appropriate.
A: Such dark blood red that itís 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: Thereís a lot of flavor going on here, and thatís good. Pity there is so much damn alcohol and so much residual malt. Iím not sure why they didnít attempt to get this closer to Rodenbach and not the obvious choice of The Dissident. Not sure if itís better than the latter, either. Arayaga2 (2188) - 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 (9399) - 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.