evanrail (61) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan. Cloudy deep amber-brown. Aroma of barnyard, hay (Nina: hay, leather). Flavors include nutty tobacco. Slightly sour but balanced with light orange and citrus overtones. For 8%, no discernible alcoholic heat. Beautiful Belgian lace on the glass; a lasting and dry finish, astringent & clear. Final observation: it burps weird.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75cl - Aroma is really sour with som fruity notes. Flavor is sour with som earthy notes and with a dry and tart finish. Thought this one wasn’t as good as I expected.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08
Cloudy mid brown with a good off white head and plenty of lace. Adorable sandalwood aroma with slight sour notes. Doesn’t smell like beer really but it’s certainly gorgeous. Flavour is very similar but just not quite so good. Lovely fruity notes and a pleasing dryness and more strong sandalwood. Just not enough character or sourness compared to the aroma.
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy copper-brown with lots of floaties and a spare diminishing tan head. Mild aroma with a light tartness, malt, yeast, burnt sugar and alcohol. Flavour’s also mild, not much flavour there. There’s light tart fruit, lightly toasted sweet malt and some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied. Nothing bad about this, it’s just pretty dull, I wouldn’t bother buying it.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leftovers of Harry’s bottle. Rusty brown, small white head. Mild malt aroma. Good taste - malty brown ale, some really nice sweetness, some spices, and a hint of tartness. Alcohol creeps in at then end. I love the sour as a world class beer but on its own this is prettty good.
GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle tolerated with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Hazy brown-red with some little floaties and a small head. Aroma is quite malty, a faint tartness, and a dry edge. Medium body. Flavour of mild, sweet malt with a bit of roast, and a quick, vaguely herbal finish. Simple stuff, not bad, but the soured version is so much better.
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (375ml - green). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, my bottle via boutip. Murky brick red/brown pour, small frothy off-white head. The aroma is dry caramel malt, a bit leafy and a hint of lemon sourness - somewhat herbal. Taste - like a Belgian ale crossed with a brown ale - herbal, dry, slightly strong alcohol, somewhat roasty, hints of dry cocoa powder. Sugary mouthfeel, fairly flat, quick finish - a bit of a dry aftertaste. Interesting.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 750 ml bottle. A cloudy dark brown beer with a very nice beige head. Woody sourish nose with notes of fruits(cherries, strawberry) and yeast. The flavour has a light sourness with acetic, oaky and fruity notes, mainly cherry. Medium body, quite soft mouthfeel, acidic woody finish that is quite long and dry. Overall well balanced. I expected more, but this is an enjoyable beer.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate fudge, tootsie rolls, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor of tootsie roll, toasted malt, dark fruit, and light sourness in the finish.
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Cloudy burnt caramel ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Small, creamy, white retention. The aroma is a black bread, Tootsie Roll®, toffee blend with a hint of sassafras or sarsaparilla. Sweet, chocolate flavor with more sassafras or sarsaparilla. Low bitterness. No apparent alcohol. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Mid-length, astringent, dry finish. Thanks to boboski for sharing this one!