BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2015 fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks! Pours clear dark reddish brown almost black color with no head. Aroma at first pour was intense nail polish and alcohol. I thought holy shit. This is going to be a alcohol bomb! Not the case. Light carbonation leads to some sour and funky taste, along with an angels share component, only a touch of nail polish and alcohol, and as it opened up a meld of woody smells shone through. A great beer.
Alcohol and malt smell. Taste is mildly sour malt. Medium body, low sharp carbonation, and no foam. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"definitely a future entry into the american wild ale catergory. wasn’t sure what to expect, but was thinking more along the lines of sweet than sour. well...it was both. dark brown opaque body. little carbonation (on purpose :)) which fot with the flavor profile. aroma is crazy complex, like one of the last couple firestone anniversary beers. sour cherries, plum/dark fruit, roasted malt, alcohol. Lots going on with the flavor. bourbon in there somewhere too, but i’d be hard pressed to say exactly what went into this. definitely a multi beer multi barrel blend. sweet and sour finish gets you a little in the back of the throt making you forget the carbonation is low. ever so slightly my favorite beer of Superbowl Sunday 2011." tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Ruddy copper body, muddled. Absolutely no head or sign of carbonation at all. Nary a bubble. Huge brandy in the aroma. Sweet red apples, red wine, a touch of must. Lots of acetone, big vinegar quality with a slightly fusel, nail polish remover scent towards the back-end. The taste caught me off guard... Insanely tart. Granny Smith apple skin, sour grapes & Lemon Warheads. Sour as fuck. Apple cider vinegar, acetone, brandy, light wood, mild white wine essence. Puckering, mild woody tannins in the finish. Smooth & oily body. This beer is fucking weird but strangely enough, I enjoyed the mouth ripping sour flavor. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Courtesy of rayl101Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists caramel, apple, brandy, vinous, lemon, and a hint of acetone. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to almost nothing. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, light fruit, and a touch of apple. The finish has moderate sour apple, vinous notes, and a hint of vinegar. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Murky brown color. I don’t need to mention the head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar. Taste is similar. Nearly undrinkable.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is dark ruby red, slightly hazed, and virtually no head. Nose is heavy dark malt, cardboard and soy sauce with a light bit of cherry. Taste is brutal, slightly sour and tons of soy sauce and oxidation. The complete lack of carbonation makes the finish brutal with a fair bit of tart cherry. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of oak, brandy, wet leather, grape skin, caramel, cherry vinegar, lemon juice, acid and earth. Mouth-puckering tartness. Full bodied. A bit harsh. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Looks like a cherry wine. Still completely flat
Totally acetic vinegar nose. Lots of cherries.
Very sour. Some vinegar and grape skins. There’s a lot of soy sauce? NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a deep brown, pushing black. It’s flat. Nose is heavy barrel. Angel’s share is the driving force here, falling into some cherries and tartness. Fruity. On tasting, it is huge. Big and boozy, like Angel’s share blended with a sour ale (duh.) Super interesting in small quantities, it gets to be far too much after a while. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2010 bottle. Pours a clear medium brown, like light syrup. Complex aroma of sweet bourbon, fig, plum, and maple syrup. Taste of hot sour cherries with a light but lingering vinegar finish. Light body. A strange but awesome brew.