alobar (3756) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Dark cola brown pour with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, and booze. Heavy bourbon influence with vanilla and dark fruit flavor. Thin body, but booziness warms you despite the moderate ABV. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
my bottle from brewery. thin and dry now although still looks good. drain poured. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750 bottle-thin tan-dk brown. A-dk malt with some earthy/must character, some dk fruit, bourbon. T-follows.
dmac (6202) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750ml bottle from Maple Shade shared at rb day at the track. Poured a dark blackish brown medium density with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of light bourbon, some sour notes, medicinal, wet burnt toast, tar, asphalt and wet charcoal. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a chalky finish. Flavor isnt quite as complex as the aroma, sourness, bourbon, wet burnt toast with light chocolate and some sour black cherry. Good but not great. j12601 (10920) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Dave at the Racetrack Gathering. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Soft acid, wood, bourbon, vanilla, roast and toast. Sweet acid, sour with warm roast. Acid, wood, cocoa, tasty.
jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle shared by jesterdeal at tasting at my house. Pours very dark brown. Almost no head. Nose and taste of chocolate vinegar, cocoa, oak, diluted bourbon and dark cherries covered in chocolate. Lighter medium body. Very little acidity. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma of chocolate cherry cordials, slight sap, and red wine. Pours deep Brown with sloppy film. Taste is sweet with brett yeast, cherry, oak and roast chocolate. Could be funkier but very pleasant. Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Newark. Extremely dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate covered raisins. Taste is softly sour prunes, plums, subtle coffee, subtle vanilla. Understated and subtle, a huge improvement over other sours from Iron Hill (Kreik et al). Very drinkable. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
750 cc from P-ville location. I did not see a # on this, but was told there were only 20 of each. Shared with neighborhood friends on New Year’s Eve. Poured thick hazy black with fizzy khaki head that went away quickly. Nose was roasty rauchy dark malt, tart cherry, bourbon. Tasted of oaky bourbon, vanilla, a lot of tart cherries. This one, compared to the other versions, had more bourbon and woody smoky notes to me, with the overall tart cherry background being kicked up a seeming notch also. randomjuice290 (7) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
Ive had the original in Ithaca and loved it and I loved this beer too. It seems like it’s going to be a lot more complex then you think. Theres just a hint of bourbon and tart in the nose and the mouth is light with the same notes. It’s not overwhelming which isnt a bad thing. The barrel aging gives it an edge and the tart comes through more and more as it warms. All in all a great experience but at 30 bucks a bottle you may second guess yourself. I am sitting on a rum barrel version which I’m more excited for.