BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Travir. Pours clear black with an average, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and tar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, and peach. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strange aroma, peaches and chocolate, some roasted coffee, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, some peach, some chocolate, some roast. Strange brew... just doesn’t work.
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some peach, coffee, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, peach, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light alcohol. Medium body. Interesting idea, but it should have been a stillborn.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Princeton’s. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Sour peach aroma, flavor is a nice tart peach with the roastiness of a porter. Strange combination but it really works. Odell scores again.
Strykzone (6941) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting at Bigelo’s. What an interesting beer. It offers old world authenticity with some funky peach. Dark with lots of red and a decent tan head. Peach and roasted notes in the aroma. Those translate to the flavor. This beer is on the sour side and the peaches add a bit of funk. Tasty, smooth, and interesting.
tennisjoel (1401) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown opaque body with a tan head. Can detect the peach, along with other citrus fruits, and caramel notes. I like the aroma. Quite unique. Flavor is somewhat a hybrid belgian and porter. Carbonation level is fairly high. Tangy flavor with muted porter beneath. Decent.
topherh (1925) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with as creamy beige head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, light peach, and coffee. Flavor is lightly tart, sweet, light coffee, brown sugar, and chocolate. Finishes with light peach and some earthy tobacco notes.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Carla and Nathan. Pours a dark brown with very little light brown foam. Smells earthy, with hints of coffee, vanilla. Tastes lightly sour with hints of peach, vanilla, coffee, and bittering hops.
RSRIZZO (1972) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a Snifter at 42°. Color is a deep dark brown with good carbonation and a very thick tall head. Aroma of bret and sour fruit. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor comes in with a bitter sweet feel, a touch of oak that seems somewhat fruity, some coffee, a hint of chocolate. This is topped off with the peach blending with the bret to give a bold tartness. After taste is dry as the tart peaks and lingers on a bit. Overall this is a very complex, bold and yet drinkable brew. The peach doesn’t come out as a flavor but it gives a nice dry tart feel. This is a very good and interesting take on a Porter, but if your looking for a fruity peach brew this is not it.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a deep brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt and light esters. The peach is hard to detect in the aroma. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt, herbal hops, and esters. Medium body. I thought there would be more peach in this one. A decent beer.