thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine during their sour ale tasting. Easily my favorite of the night. From what I remember, poured a dark red color (like a more transparent wine). Scent was unmemorable, but the taste was incredible. Very complex, with none of the overt-bitterness that turns me off of some sours. bgburdman9 (866) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
I believe this was #4. On draft at buckeye beer engine. Aroma had a lot of funk and sour to it but was very complex. Maybe a little smoke and roast to it. Also some fruit notes to it. Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 at Hellbilly’s tasting. Aroma of wet leather and tobacco. Dark brown body with no head. Flavor had a sweetness to it with a creamy body texture to it. Smooth and sweetness lingered on the palate. Good stuff! hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
thanks to eric for allowing us to share this!...
dark root beer color with no head.
crazy nose... molasses, tobacco, malt, the usual jp stink, cocoa, slate and red wine.
tastes a lot like tobacco juice... along with molasses, dark raisins, tannic dryness, charred barrel and some weird bretty funkiness.
it is medium bodied with nice carbonation... prickly and unique though it feels like it is missing something?... 8/5/8/3/17/4.1 drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
12oz bottle. big thanks kan! pours dark reddish brown with tan head. nose is vanilla, sour cherry, grape, slight smoke and scotch thing going on. nice full and smooth body. very nice!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
12oz bottle. major thanks to jeremy for sending this in our direction.....pours a dark stoutish pour with a thin light tan head with decent legs.... aroma of tart vinegar, subtle cocoa and chocolate with light cherry notes.....flavors of sour tart vinegar, roastiness with nice oak and cherry accents. sour with a bit of substance to it moreso than P3 or the rosso had just before this. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s Holiday Tasting. Wow, was I surprised by the appearance of this one!!! Cabernet pour with absolutely no head. Aroma is of Welch’s Grape Juice, oak, balsamic and smoke. Flavor is vinegar, charred wood, and tart cherry skins. Medium mouthfeel...loved the uniqueness. THANKS ERIC!!! SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Deep brown pour with nearly no head. Aroma of wood, fruit, vanilla, and that awesome JP yeast. Fruity flavor featuring sour cherries. Nice roastiness throughout. Very nice. Thanks Eric! Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of Fiver29 and shared with the Phoenix crew at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Pours dark reddish brown with zero head sans for a few large bubbles. Nose is oak, vanilla and vinegar. The taste is vanilla, roasty oak, unripe grapes, black cherry skin and vinegar. Medium prickly body. Good stuff – thanks John awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
From a 12oz Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Mostly transparent, dark ruddy brown color with a finger of fizzy tan foam. Aromas of cherry skin tannins, vinegar, and cocoa. Pleasant blend of leather, cherry fruits, and chocolate notes without any dimension being overwhelming. The acetone, nail polish notes of acetic acid are clearly present, but don’t interfere obnoxiously with the other aromatic dimensions and even help enhance the "sourness" of the nose in some ways. Light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a dry texture and moderate acidity. Flavors of leather, cocoa, and cherry fruits, along with a funky, oaky tartness. Some sour, woody notes are present, as well as some tannic brett and some pedio-esque bleu cheese notes. The cherry and cocoa flavors tend to dominate most prolifically, through, with the acetone and brett funk playing more of a supportive role. Pretty well balanced, complex, and drinkable. As much as I want to complain about the acetic qualities of the beer, it doesn’t detract much from the overall enjoyment; at the same time, while I dig it, I’m not totally enamored, and I’m not really sure why this is as I can’t point to anything that’s specifically wrong. Very solid, overall. Thanks, Tom!