mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016 doradobotella (242) - Madrid, - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apariencia: De color marron oscuro con poca de espuma.
Aroma: Frutal, similar al de una sidra o un vino espumoso.
Sabor: Complejo, con marcado regusto a vino y moderada acidez.
Bottle. Pours dark brown, a bit hazy with almost no head. Aroma of toasted malt, wine, oak and some funk. In taste the beer is chocolate, vanilla, sour wine notes. Medium body, high carbonated, dry and vinous finish. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, horse blanket, cherry, and vinous. Flavor of oak, roasted grain, earthiness, light cherry, and brett with a dry finish. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is roast, funk, dry, roast, oak, chocolate, roast, ..Taste is roast, spice, dry, chocolate, coffee, oak.. MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Pours dark brown, very hazy, half a finger tan coloured head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla. Taste of initial chocolate, then some vanilla, the sourness of course works throughout, then some coffee too. Nice. Stuu666 (14841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, not too sour, winey taste, bit bitter, woody, vanilla.
berntholer (1619) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
beige head leaves structured lacing. dark brown red colour. aroma is yoghurt, lactic acid, lactobacillus in the house, vanilla, red fruit. *up to this moment i was expecting a great oud bruin-like*. taste is extremely wry, unpleasant, grape-pits, some glue and vinous, medium body and carbonation. too bad thre wryness really spoils everything. there really is potential here, hope other batches turn out better. gorgeous bottle btw. bottle 75cl jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of oak, grape, merlot, sour dark fruit, sour earth and lightly charred cocoa. Medium body. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Nice tart fruit aromas. Vinegars, tart dark fruit flavors, earth and spice undertones. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Un chocolat canneberge qui patauge dans une boue acétique et tannique. Des houblons verts s’invitent aussi à la fête dans un liquide original qui ressemble à une rouge des Flandres. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Dried cranberries, peppery brettanomyces and chocolate manage to coalesce before earthy hop bitterness seals the deal.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the mahogany.
-This brew has a touch of Flemish Red within.
-The important bitterness is not necessary, to my tastes. I would have preferred more tartness.