redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy burnt sienna with mainly lacing. Aroma and taste is mainly of bourbon, including the alcohol burn. It is OK but with most of these barrel aged beers it turns one dimensional for me very quickly and loses the beer qualities of the original.
Dogbrick (12248) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is vinous with a somewhat woody character. Medium body with flavors of vanilla, oak and dry white wine. The finish is tart grapes with a bit of malt left over. I would have lost money guessing which beer was the foundation of this one. Decent overall, but not something I would get again.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight out of the barrel. Thanks fo r the hospitality as well as the cellar tour to try some of these bad boys out... From a personal perspective, i think this one is coming to it’s own as an extremely drinkable sour brown slash Flemish sour brew.... Poured dark caramel, slightly transparent with not too much of any head... Cherry vinegar nose, softer barrel notes... Really drinkable sour brown with lighter acidic cherry notes. Soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable and at 8%, quite unnoticeable.
steelhead3686 (263) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown to almost black with a caramel head. Porter like aroma of nuts and coffee. Medium bitterness. Medium to full body. Sticky texture with a bitter finish that hangs around. Not bad but they definitely have better beers.
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter on release day. Dark brown pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of honey, unexpected grape tartness and dark malt with hints of bourbon. Bourbon and vanilla hit the tongue first, then the grape tartness, followed by honey and nuts before a slightly bitter finish. Wish I had been able to try regular Chomo previously so I could compare.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample during Jackie O’s 4th Anniversary Extravaganza. Aroma like honey nut cheerios. Flavor was grapes and vanilla. Brown sugar and sweet tarts.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma rich sweet malts bourbon and vanilla but not over powering. Flavor, surprisingly thin and tart sweet sugary notes, caramel. Interesting mix of flavors, good but a bit unexpected.