TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, gentle copper orange edges on the edges and bottom. Nice darker middle, frothy tannish head atop stays and laces ok. Aromas are cocoa and carmelized, firm toasty element, nice oak and mellow tartness. Initial is more tart, lactic and lemony is decent, touches of straw, cherry, mellow toast. A bit warm and oaky as we hit the middle. Mellow brettt, a bit underdeveloped, the tartness and sour element, a bit dry and tannic picks up some life. Odd. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Tap at fobab. Old musty dough. Somewhat vinous. Big old dough with a earthy plum twang. Earthy. Muddled. beastiefan2k (4111) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
Parkville Fest 2013. Pours brown with red tints. Aroma is vegetal, earthy, leafy malts. Flavor is light cherry fruitiness with the faintest vinegar. Its sour but barely. More of an earthy beer with sour touches. vyvvy (6733) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Sampled at UCBC Wolpertinger 2013 - Pour mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has cherry, vanilla, oak, dark malt, caramel and licorice. It has a medium / full slick body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste is woody and grainy with vanilla, toasted malt, light cherry and sourness. The finish is sour with lemon, oaky vanilla and dark cherries. Interesting beer. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) light brown. Tart aroma. Flavor is oak, dark cherry, sour malt.
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Sample at the Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger. I had the regular Lactovision last weekend at the brewpub. This beer had oak and that was definitely tasted. It added richness and smoothness that only oak can. It made a really good beer even better. All of the cherry and sourness, etc. with oak is a real winner.