Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle at local gathering. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood and dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met by a complex good beer.
MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
A: Pours a deep shade of brown with a small tan head. No retention or lace noted.
S: Aromas of dark fruit, sour cherries, booze, and light yeast.
T: Lots of dark fruit, mild sourness from the cherries, yeast, and molasses. Hints of booze and vanilla.
M: On the fuller side of body, mild booze in finish.
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with some nice ruby highlights and a tan head.
S: Tons of vanilla and chocolate fill the nose right off the bat. The cherries are there but come through a bit later on. The bourbon notes are certainly there as well.
T: Things move on to the tongue quite seamlessly. The vanilla and chocolatey notes are robust, and the oak is more noticeable here too. A nice sweet black cherry flavor throughout with a subtle tartness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a low level of carbonation. Quite smooth and creamy on the tongue.
D: I was expecting a bit more of the wild character to come out with this, but was certainly not disappointed when it wasn’t there. Really nice flavors with just a hint of oxidation. craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to CaptainCougar!! Dark brown pour. Nose of vanilla wood, light oxidation, cherry and sherry, fig, and raisin. The flavor isn’t necessarily sour from the Brett, but tasty. Lactic, roasty bitterness, and nice dark fruit. Good stuff. Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2015 Draft: Poured mahogany with a tan head. Aroma cherries oak and dark stone fruit. Taste nice balance of oak fruit and molasses. Brett died off over time brewed in 2007. Great beer.
Sammy (12623) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Coffee with Brett, oak, like a Russian River.Cherries in bourbon. Strong, rich fruit. A good one. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a hazy brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, roast, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty, bourbon, vanilla, spicy hops, and a slight alcohol finish. hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2007 Bottle during the BC trip with J. Big thanks brosef for letting me sample this rarity with you. Rare? Yes. Intriguing? Most definitely. Bomb? Well I guess that depends on your perspective; or at least an aged sample or bottle variations. Definitely a strange beverage. Deep burgundy color with lighter edges and some brown bubbles and lace, more appetizing upon swirling. The aroma is vanilla, light cocoa, smoke, red wine and a light funk that I can only relate as musty cellar. The barrel only makes a quick statement in the flavor, with a strong brown ale start with smoke and caramel. Dark fruits are present, with an intermediate sourness....and then there’s the finish; where it appears something went wrong. The cherry influence results in a nutty tang that leans to a strange vegetable taste. Medium bodied that leans dry on the palate, but where’s the brettanomyces? It has its pleasant aspects, but the beer doesn’t follow through overall. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a very dark cola color; fluffy, light-tan head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; excellent pour. Lots of tart cherries, sweet bourbon (toasty vanilla and wooden notes), some butter and slightly sour brettiness in the aroma; nice, complex nose with a young brett character. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: surprising levels of chocolate and esters; lively carbonation; chewy, toasty and vanilla-laden bourbon (nothing rough, but not exceedingly chewy or clear); fair amount of warming alcohol coming through at mid-palate; slightly rough overall, but the components seem like they would come together with a bit more age behind it. Very interesting beer. Lengthy finish, showing toasty / buttery bourbon, chewy malts, and a bit of soft brown sugar. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Courtesy of Stine. Hazy dark amber body with a small light tan head. Caramel covered raisin nose with bourbon, cherries and toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with toffee, raisins, plums skins, bourbon, cherries and some chocolate. Full body is very soft with light carbonation.