slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014 hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$3 bomber from bevmo consumed 9/5/11.
clear. auburn color with a pale khaki head.
the nose is really full of cherry fruit and cherry skin...followed by dust, cola, CO2, oxidized graininess, light vanilla and freshly pulled carrot earthy sweetness.
the flavor has some vanilla, sherry, lactic and fruity tartness but nothing i could call ’sour’...also, it gets a little metallic as it warms...notes of bitter grain edges, tannic cherry skins on the finish and lingering black cherry aftertaste. it is quite malty with a fruity side note...more tart than sour and really, neither of each.
body has some oomph to it but finishes clean and crisp.
for $3 i really can’t complain..i guess it might be a good intro beer....weird but not absolutely terrible...yet it is all over the place and lacks dimension and nuance. 5/3/5/3/10
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 "a little sweet and definitely spiced. there’s two trains of thought here...one being that this wasn’t really meant to be a sour. that it was a mistake they botted, and i can see where one might think that. maaaybe a touch funky, but not really sour at all. if it didn’t say sour on the label i’d have thought i was drinking a weird mediocre spiced ale. really not much to go back for, at any price point. not a horrible beer, but definitely a joke of a sour ale." Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle..pour is amber with a cream head..Nose is toffee, leather, dirt, lacto, cherries..Taste is spice, leather, cherries, funk, oak, dry, odd, lacto.. alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle; Poured a dark amber/brown with a small tan head. Aroma: Funk. Flavor: High malt, overwhelming sour taste. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle; color was a dark reddish brown color. Aroma was very malty, caramel and dark fruit. Taste was like a cruddy barley wine. A bit acidic, not much sour, lot of caramel and rotten fruit. Not good on most levels Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee with some grape and cherry notes. The flavor has some slightly tart grape notes as well as some cherries and sweet toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Oly (67) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Thanks to StFun for including this in a trade. The flavor is all old prune. It’s like homebrew that turned into funk. Yuck. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Murky brown color with no head. Over ripe prune, prune juice aromas. Medium body with little co2. Watered down prune juice flavors with dark pit fruits, wet cardboard--very nasty bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, fruit, and leather. Flavor of caramel, earth, grass, grapes, some butter, and minerals. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, orange to golden color with sweet cola aroma and sour maple syrup flavor, some tropical fruit as well thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich copper, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sweet/sour caramel, lightly tart, chewable vitamins, somewhat like a quad. Taste has some off flavors, weird infection, caramel, metallic. Mossy linger.