djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2011 bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hand Bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, vinous, brett, dried strawberries, leather, and citrus. Flavor of cherry, caramel, brett, earth, citrus, yogurt, and oak.
Bottle from MaltOMeal shared at May tasting. Pours a dark ruby with a small off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is tart and cherry. Thin mouthfeel with the wine upfront and nice dry finish. Very good, really enjoyed this one. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Handbottle, thanks TomDecapolis, RBSG bus. Lightly hazed dark amber body, minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett/cherry, some orange. Medium body, light stickiness. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Hand bottle on rbsg bus. TICK! Tepid nut appearance. Bit of oxidized, vinous chocolate, brett, light oat, heavy cherry, thin and lightly sour but more liquor quality than well-carbonated sour. Closer to KRE than a wild ale, I’ll wait to try it on draft. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from MaltOMeal. Thanks!
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Pours a thick amber with a nose of sweet raisin-oak, plumb sugar, and cherry-raisin biscuit. Flavor is medicinal cherry and light cedar. Thick on the tongue. A wonderful brew from the Last Frontier.
Handbottle at RBSG 2011. The pour is a hazy brown. Pretty muddy and flat. Nose is buttery caramel, chocolate, citrus, tart cherry, chocolate orange, meaty richness and soft impending acetic like in the best oud bruins. Pretty amazing nose. Taste is cinnamon ganache, milk chocolate, spicy apple butter, spicy acetic with heavy stout flavors. Similar to Struise Earthmonk. Soft, rich, tangy, like melted chocolate cake with sour cherries and caramel layered on top. Yummy yum yum. Must have more. yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge off-white head. Cherry and almondish aroma. Fruity, almondish and slight citric. Smooth fruity into a lingering finish. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
On the RBSG bus trip. Pours cloudy brown with a beige head. Funky aroma with tart cherries and a hint of chocolate. The flavor has tart cherry, bretty funk, and chocolate. Nice. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Hand bottle thanks to maltomeal at the Houston May 2011 tasting. Purple (!!) color, clear with no head. Nose of prunes and sweetness-very aromatic. Lots of body and huge tart, dry, and winey flavors. Sad thing is that it dies quickly and suddenly on the end and has a very thin body. High marks early then goes downhill. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
hand-bottle thanks to brewboone. Pours a dark brown with off-white bubbles. Nose is perfumy, fruit syrup. Taste is like sweet, concentrated fruit puree’. Thought this was supposed to be a sour/wild ale, but it doesn’t come off like that to me. Mouthfeel is medium-thin.