BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle number 56/72 from the 12/5/2009 batch thanks to bu11zeye. Pour with minimal head over a brownish-red body. Aroma is vinous with chocolate, dusty, earthy, grapes, caramel, burnt notes, mint, leather and dark fruits. Taste is sour, caramel, chocolate, vinous, toffee, fudge, and earth. Light bubbles. Dry mouthfeel. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2009 Bottle # 37/72 - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a clear cola brown with a small off-white head...aroma is chocolate and cherries, lightly tart, dk fruity malts...flavour is kinda disappointing, thin and bitter sour cocoa, dk fruit, light acid, resiny bitter barrel on the finish, and the odd astringent bitterness lingers... pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Chungas old bruin... Pours a dark cola brown with reddish brown edges
and a thin light beige head... Aroma of muted medicinal sour brown and
vinegar with somewhat of a malt backbone... Flavors are toned down
sour brown with an earthy dark fruit essence. Not as clean and refined
but there’s def some quality there.
7/4/7/3/15 SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle shared by kan. thanks pal. Pours a purple brown with ruby red highlights. medicinal, grape, green apple notes. light cherry dirty chocolate sourness. rough around the edges. Nothing blows you away. Neat to try though. Thanks kan. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Bottle #41 of 72 (dregs)… Murky brown ale with very little head. The nose is of praline, caramel, dark cherries and wood. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and practically no carbonation. Moderately bitter with medium acidity. Fruity and caramelly. Nickel bitterness and a touch of acidity lingers.
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. Bottle 41/72
brown pour with no head.
starts with plenty of tartness followed by caramel malts, tart cherries mouthfeel with hints of oak, yeasty. Pretty solid brew, though the sourness remains subtle and well balanced with the malty character of the palate. Toward the finish, the whole cherry tartness lingers and compliments the generous oak mouthfeel. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Medium brown, small bit of a head. Smells like an average bruin, some fruit characteristics with a touch of sour. Very simple overall with just a bit of sour, some fruit again and an odd finish. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
[Bottle] shared by hellomynameis. Pours dark caramelly with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is pear, apple, caramel, blue cheese. Flavor is lightly sour, lightly sweet, a touch of chalky caramel, a light acetic character, slight astringency on the finish. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Big, Oud-Bruiny-y nose. Sweet, dark, soured fruits. Mashed dark berries mixed with sweeter red wine? Fungus, and mushrooms. Flat. Dead, lifeless violet/brown. Dry, slightly tart and plenty metallic on the finish. Light, dark fruit. Meh… Spritzy carbonation. Creamy texture with a short, slightly watery finish. Not much to say. Thanks Zac!
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Tried at paytoplay’s house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks Shane! Lightly sour. Brown amber color. Mellowed from age. Some oxidation. Pretty decent. Easy to drink.