BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Batch #10 bottle #370 2008 thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a large, off-white head over a hazy amber body. Aroma is musty, acidic, attic, wood, alcohol, wine and brandy barrels. A bit of sourdough bread and raw pasta as it warms. Taste is not super sour. Some metallic notes. Light acid. Not nearly as elegant or acidic as the regular Barriquee in my opinion. Kind of faded and mellow. Light to medium carbonation. ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 The cognac barrel aging really fills out the moderate sour character as this warms up. Bottle pours light, rapidly fading bubbles over a dirty red - brown body. Aromas of barnyard funk, oak, and cherry. Earthy taste that picks up the oak and cognac over layers of sourness. Dry finish. HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Batch #10 Riserva 2008. 750ml bottle. Bottle conditioned. Served in the second gen. Boulevard Chalice. Poured a dark reddish brown with little head. There was very little carbonation to this. Fruity aroma with some cherry. Slightly tart cherry flavor, some sweetness. Light bodied. Bit of oak in the finish. Also a little sharpness in the finish. Flavor improved as it opened up a bit, but I was a little disappointed with this. JAXSON (611) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
’RISERVA’ version - aged 15 months in Bordeaux casks instead of 3, or something. Pours a fairly clear deep brownish read with a nice soapy beige head. Nose is lovely - cherries, brett, wet wood, just a rich, lovely nose. Much softer and more delicate in the mouth than its younger counterpart. Very well integrated mouth of brett, wood, and wine, with a dose of mildly sour cherries and a tiny bit of aged balsamic. Soft carbonation, lush mouthfeel. Way better than the regular Panil which this entry also entails.