madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
19th September 2011jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, little tan head. Light sourness on the nose. Light crisp palate. Pleasant sourness, not too sharp. Brett. Seltzer minerals. There is a sharp fruitiness but not something readily identifiable as quince. Mild dark malt background. Finishes semi dry. Nice dark sour.
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose of tart pear, chocolate malt, wine barrel, fig, toffee and caramel. Taste of tart pear fruit, dried fig, caramel, wine barrel and chocolate. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a tall off-white head.
S: Really a weird nose. Pretty heavy on the malts, especially toffee and toast. There is a mild tartness to it (quince?), and some light fruit notes. Quite a bit of barrel, especially char.
T: The flavor isn’t really any better. Roast and charred oak with some tartness and dark fruits. There is a bit of sweetness and toffee. Heavy wine flavor and tannins are really overpowering.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: This was not enjoyable. All the wrong flavors were intense/dominant. Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Hand bottled bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer. Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale/ Stout and Big Beer Fest on 02/05/2011. Pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Tart fruity aroma with notes of malt. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of tart apple, caramel malt and figs. The finish is moderately sour fruit with a lingering tart aftertaste. Above average overall.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, caramel, banana, pear, vanilla, and citrus. Flavor of peat/smoke, pear, stone fruit, and brown sugar. j12601 (13097) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin white head. Sweet and spicy with toast and roast on the nose. Lightly sour with a big quince tang. Tangy and sweet, with lots of roast. Lingering sour and tartness. deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brad shared with others at the post EBF tasting. Poured slightly hazy brown with an amber hue with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart pear with sweet dark grains and a hint of caramel. Flavor had the same nice tart pear note with some underlying dry red fruits and just a bit of sweet dark grains. Really liked the pear note. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Brownish pour, small light head. Odd aroma, wine, funk, tart fruit, apples, pears, apricots. Flavor is fruity, tart, yeasty, a bit funky, some wine notes, apples. Interesting brew. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes caramel, chocolate, oak and red wine – more acidic than expected. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor provides loads of caramel up front; sour cherries and yeasty bitterness on the backside. Finishes crisp, tart and quite dry. Kudos to darkguardian for sharing this world class Scotch ale treatment!