gnoff (10506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Kerbside, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
States 6.1% ABV on the bottle.
As "Black wild ale with cherry plums".
Black color, small tan head. Acidic, tart, green currants, dry taste. Tart aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sweet, tart scent.
Bottle purchased at 7- Eleven, Kitter, ME. Flat black in color, low carbonation, no head or lace but a little oily films after the sip. Aroma is musty oak, blackberry jam, and acetone.Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2016
The one problem I have with any sour/ wild ale is vinegar. This has a mild vinegar undertone that really downgrades my enjoyment. The other flavors of sour Cherry, blackberry, and funky oak are ok. The carbonation is very low (nearly flat) with a oily slick feel. Not really my thing.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a black color with a quickly dissipating white to off white foamy head quickly dissipating into barely anything.
The smell starts off with a sweet to sour cherries, subtle plums and then some dried milk chocolate.
The flavor brings all previously mentioned flavors together with a sweet dry sour aftertaste and smooth sour finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sticky sour to sweet feel hitting my tongue.
Overall, different for an American Wild ale with the chocolate in it. I think I could come back to this. mkel07 (5995) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
330ml bottle. The more sour ales I try the more I like them and this one was no exception. Red coppery colour with tart bitter aroams jumping from the glass. The first sip had that mouth twisting flavour that lets you know you are alive and sends the tastebuds into overdrive. The flavour is tart and vinergary but is more subdued as the glass empties. Maybe that is just the tastebuds getting used to the flavour. hawthorne00 (3955) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Murky reddish brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of tart plums, apples, brett, brown sugar. Slightly slippery mouthfeel. Lowish carbonation. Taste has plums and apples, a hint of chocolate, quite a lot of tartness that’s mellow until a bretty zing right at the end. Some salt there too. Quite complex and very refreshing.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours ruby purple with a tall oxidised off white head. Nose is tart with heavy plum sauce and sour cherry. Quite boozy. Taste is only mildly sour and tarty with a fair bit of funk and a domination of heavy plum notes. Not bad but not my kind of thing. Disappointing to get one thats a touch oxidised Davros (3187) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 Pours black with an almost non-existent head.
Nose shows tart plums, soft funk, musty oak, brown sugar, cherries and a bold wild yeast sour character.
Flavours include more oak, lacto acidity, roasted malt. The roasted malt jars a little with the plum and acidity.
Carbonation is a little over the top. ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
Darkest brown, lifeless and oily looking with good legs. A lot of cherry, candied plum and blackberry, demerara sugar and hazelnut floats atop a smidgeon of hairy Brettanomyces and oak on the nose. Sour, tart and acidic on the palate; those little micro-organisms have gone to town on this one to differ from the aroma. Ultra-featherweight in body with a residual spritz to hasten its presence even further. That strange note of hazelnut is here also but more liqueurish without the viscous mouthfeel. Oaken, weedy linger with just a touch of berry flavoured, sour Warheads™ that seem to rid it of any comparable length . Whilst the Brett has worked wonders it just doesn’t pull off the complex nuances seen in the classics of the style, but then I can’t figure out the style it represents. Touch too much metallic oxidation flourishes also. I don’t know - I just didn’t enjoy drinking this one. A re-rate maybe, but then there is so much else out there!!! (33cL, 6.1% ABV, Cellarbrations Carlisle) Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
330mL bottle from Slowbeer.
Very deep slightly ruby coloured thing, off-white ring persists.
Vinous nose - black fruits - blackcurrant, black plum skin, prune, blueberry; somewhat Malbec-like. Touch of funky yoghurt & horse as it warms.
Dry sort of a body, once again vinous, mild acidity, slightly acetic, slightly tannic, slightly ropey, slightly carbonated.
A curious amalgam of flavours on the body - black plum skin, charred wood, black pepper, natural yoghurt, balsamic, horse blanket, nuts & toast, blackberry, leafy ropey Pedio character lingers with some coarse tannin.
Was actually expecting something a bit more sour - considering its constituents - but it’s quite well balanced yet funky as hell. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Very different, with a great taste. Aromas of apple, caramel, and berries. Taste is sweet and sour, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a thin head.