Dogbrick (12480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This brew is a murky ruddy brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak and berries plus atouch of vanilla. Rich and velvety mouthfeel with flavors of dark malt, bourbon, vanilla and raspberry. Some light yeast notes as well. The finish is oaky and boozy with a dark berry aftertaste. Good beer all around.
hopscotch (10951) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… Pours dark brown with no head. The aroma is an intermingling of oak and black tea with a splash of raspberry essence. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Tart and bretty with a kiss of chocolate and a moderately bitter, tannic nuance. Crisp, tangy, dry finish. Growler courtesy of darkguardian!
deyholla (10926) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler and the Grand Tasting of the RBSG ’10. I believe this was thanks to someone in the Columbus crew. Poured a very murky muddy dark brown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had an underlying dark grain note with plenty of tart raspberries on top. Flavor had some dark grains at the start with dark sour raspberries that lead to a very sour almost acetate finish.
alexsdad06 (9828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from growler shared by the Cbus crew. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small wispy beige head. The aroma has tart raspberry puree, mild bourbon notes, oak and a hint of the sweetness to come. The flavor opens with tartness bordering on sour, but becomes increasingly sweet toward the finish. Raspberries and dark fruits, bourbon, oak, dark malts combine for another interesting Jackie O’s beer. Finish is a bit soft and gives hints of booze.
after4ever (7887) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks brandon. Pours a cloudy dark ebony with no head or lace. Big tart razpberry nose. Roast and caramel too. Creamy medium body. Acidic raspberry, caramel, and toast mid palate. Long rasp berry finish.
JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during One Funky Afternoon on 4/2/11. Cloudy dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of raspberries, slight vanilla, booze, funk and dark malts. Sour raspberry puree flavor with vanilla, oak, brett and a bit of alcohol.
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a murky brown water, opaque and dark, a small offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are sour raspberries, a touch of rust. light vinegar. Pretty aromatic, wet oak and raspberry tannins. Initial lighter bodied, not as sour as anticipated, with decent acidity, raspberry fruit, a decent vinegar. Lighter, biscuity malts touch a of vinegar and leather, wet oak. Not bad, mellow with a bit too much sweetness. A bit of nothingness. The raspberries are mellow, could be more tart overall, a touch medicinal. The sourness grows on my, but I’m not totally convinced with this one.
Beerman6686 (6573) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a murky reddish brown color with a pinkish off white head. Aroma was of lots of brett, light funk and mild raspberries. Flavor was very tart and bretty upfront with a noticable vanilla raspberry swallow.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlogged rating from Growler @ RBSG 2010, thanks Kan for bringing this: Deep brown with ruby highlights topped by a small frothy head. The aroma has notes of sour cherries and raspberries, chocolate, vanilla bean, roast and toast, woody and slightly earthy. The taste starts with twangy sour fruit, sweet brown and pale malts, some D1 Belgian Candi Sugar, bourbon oak barrel with the expected vanilla and a hint of herbal hops. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and even a tad oily. The alcohol is noticed but not interfering. Well done but I would have liked to see a bit less BB influence.
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of dark raspberries on the nose, sour barrel notes, light alcohol. A good deal of fresh raspberry. Pours dark hazy brown ring. Barrely, lots of raspberry, poopy funky, medium tart, light alcohol heat. Light carbonation, nice funky. A nice strong sour!