AirForceHops (7820) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016 fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric. You rock Sparky! Pours murky dark brown color with thick tan head. Wow. An actual head! Aroma is raisin, fig, along with a touch of funk. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose exactly and has a nice meld of the dark fruit flavors along with the funk. A touch of wood finishes this fine brew.
375 ml shared by Willrunforbeer, cellar clean out!! At least 22 -24 months of age on this bottle. No date coding marked on the bottle. Amber / red color, no carbonation. Aroma is sulfur, large oak, red grape, hint of vinegar. WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Flavor shows me sharp oak, big vinegar, light acidic qualities. Grape is hidden under the tannic oak. Mouthfeel is damn near flat. Body is medium and has a long lasting sharp tannic aftertaste. Not my thing.
375ml bottle from a trip to Redstone maybe 2-3 years ago. Pours mahogany with no visible head. Aroma is oak, cherry, raspberry, acetic. Flavor is tart cherry, vanilla, acetic, oak. No carbonation left at all. The flavor of this is decent, but requires a bit of carbonation which is lacking. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown red and no head. The aroma is strong funk, cherry skin, oak. Thin mouth, oak, cherry, vinous, boozy finish, good. RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
375 ml. shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, wine, and wood. Taste is tart cherry, apple, berries, vinegar, and wood. JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a ring of off white head. Aroma is tart with dark fruits. Taste of tart, dark fruits, wood, and just a subtle hint of alcohol.
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"murky brown pour with minimal head and lacing. no hint of what this beer used to be, which is both good and bad. it was a nice abey dubbel, and you can’t tell. but that said, this was a good sour fruity funky strong ale, for sure. aroma sweet and sour. you can definitely tell these were red wine barrels in the flavor and aroma, but we weren’t expecting this level of sourness. very oaky, acidic, and vinous, with a sweeter lasting finish that’s sour again going down the throat. i dig it! 2 bottles left, though, from the club...it’s not quite great enough to seek out at $15 a pop in the future."
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle thanks to bull11zeye, 2012 vintage. Pours cloudy auburn, small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a touch of lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, vinous, oaky, smells a bit like supplication. Flavor dissapoints, apple, vinegar and sulphur notes are present and almost overpower the primary flavors. Not bad as it breathes, but it still feels like some bad bacteria got in there with the good ones. Lingering hard-boiled egg flavors not really helping any. Medium tart, minimal sweetness, dry finish. Little bitterness, some astringence. Medium body, LA-flat as expected. Meh. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Drewbeerme. Thanks! Pours a deep reddish brown with an off-tan colored head that falls away. Still carrying carbonation. Nose is a bit funky and winey, some light cardboard. Wine is probably the most apt descriptor here. Oak and dark fruit. A bit on the downslope but still impressive. On tasting, moderate tart notes, some brett funk and earthiness. Some paper comes through but it has help up very well. Light acidity and a winey finish. Really cool stuff. jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a deep murky brown with no head. Aroma of red wine, currants and subtle vinegar. Taste follows, sour yet not overpowering. Complex, with a balance of wine, berries, vinegar and sour funk. Low carbonation but still delicious. Great sour!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
A ’07-’08 bottle at Capones after the Lost Abbey dinner, courtesy of Vincent. Nose of tart and sweet fruits. Fairly tart, with notes of cherries, plums, grapes, oak and a little vanilla. Very tasty