anders37 (28526) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly tart malty aroma with some toasted hints and hints of caramel. Fruity malty and slightyly tart flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty tart finish. brokensail (16695) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A: Good thing I wasn’t pointing the bottle at anyone as the cork exploded out of the bottle as soon as I took the cage off. Pours a dark amber color with a couple finger’s of khaki head.
S: An interesting aroma to this beer. Quite a strong vinegar presence along with a lot of oak which gives the beer a strong vanilla note. Some chocolate, strangely, and a bit of dark fruits. Some alcohol notes as well.
T: Dark fruits such as cherries and currants are prominent on the flavor and are really accentuated by the balsamic and red wine vinegar notes. A bit of a grape juice flavor and plenty of oak and vanilla. There is a minerally character to the beer, too.
M: Medium in body with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: This beer was really strange/interesting. I liked it for the most part, but it did have some slight harshness at points, particularly the alcohol on the nose. djd07 (16675) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Big thanks to Tom to bringing this to The Sour Share. Pours an amber with small creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is funk, cherry skin, and caramel. Medium mouth tart cherry, light funk, oak, very complex, really enjoyed this one. Tmoney99 (15411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Corked bottle from Brewpub.. Poured dark brown color with a large fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet citrus earthy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet malty flavor with a moderate sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a beer that may need some age to blend and balance. argo0 (14128) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks ryan) Fluffy large beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, some wood, light butterscotch. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, caramel, and light wood that gets stronger in the aftertaste. Effervescent medium body.
j12601 (13659) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
BCTC. Pours a ruby brown with a touch of haze and a thin white head. Oak, vanilla, and toast on the nose. Spicy and zesty with a touch of sweetness. Finishes oaky and very dry.
bu11zeye (13289) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Northernbrews) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, cherry, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, moderately sour cherry, oak, and some sourdough bread, deyholla (12944) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Sampled this over the RBSG weekend, I believe Jeff cracked this. Poured a hazy dark brown with a huge light brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a dark with grains and some dark tart fruits. Flavor began with a bit of sweet dark grains but tart fruits quickly took over leading to quite a tart finish. alexsdad06 (11751) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark hazy reddish brown color with a large fizzy beige head. The aroma is acidic, sour cherries, berries, brown sugar, citrus and a little yeast funk. The flavor is not so much sour as acidic and tart. Cherry and lemon citrus, caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol. This has strong carbonation and medium mouthfeel. A strange brew indeed. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
This is past its prime. I wonder if it was ever really good to start with. Brown pour. Aroma is yeasty, old cherries and wet wood. Flavor is watery and barely even there. Tastes like a flavorless cherry. Not so good.