FlyingMaroon (9) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count Zymurgeist2 (2243) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Harry’s Hoffbrau in Redwood City. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Brown head. Sweet malt aroma delicately balanced by the sour. This beer is amazingly complex and well balanced, and is a very carbonated, spritzy beer. Lots of mellow cherry on the flavor and sweet cracker marrying well with the sourness.
This is my first time trying a dark sour and it is not a disappointment! Almost black in color this beer has a nose for the sour. A dark beer for sure but the aging of three years in cab barrels turns this dark beer into a great sour full of flavors from coffee to wine and in between!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Dark fruit and a hint of oak on the nose. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Big barrel character in the taste and nose. Sour, but a soft finish - a little plastic / bandaid on ththe finish (very subtle). Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a thin head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is lots of fruit and the inside of a wine barrel.
The taste is tart cherry with a little chocolate, yet wine-like throughout.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Interesting and not bad. baraciisch (3234) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Clear dark brown in color... Aroma of cherries, chocolate, Cabernet barrel, tartness, light hints of vinegar... Flavor is very subdued, chocolate is very prominent, light berries, tartness on palate... A beginner sour, decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark reddish brown with a medium dark tan head. Mild sour cherry nose. Smooth taste mild fruit.
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap. Dark red/brown pour, with a small off white head. Tart dark fruit, vinegar, cherry, notes of chocolate, leather, very mild butteriness, and oak. Tasty beer. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with khaki head. Nose of roasted malt, balsamic vinegar, leather, and plums. A touch of cherry, grass, and oak. Pretty moderate tartness. Quite dry. Lots of wood, leather, and fruit skins. Tart plum, cherry, and balsamic vinegar. Well done. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2013
Tap at Kamikaze. Black with a pretty, fine head. Nose of light vinegar, cream, vanilla, cherries. Rather faint. Sweet chocolate flavor, creamy, cherry, canilla, yogurt. Not all that sour, but well balanced and tasty.
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the local taphouse. Pours a black with a tanned head. Nice lacing. Nose is cherry, dark fruits and roast malt. Heaps of funk on the nose almost like a war head. Taste is dark fruits - plums, cherry and roasted chocolate. Really smooth palate - coated with milk chocolate and war heads. This is fucking awesome.
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On tap at the brewery tap room
Dark brown with a medium sized creamy beige head with lots of lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavors of sour dark fruit, cherries and woody
Very good, tasty