djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015 jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of grape skin, red currants, whiskey, caramel, vanilla, oak and moderately tart fruit. Moderate acidity. Good balance despite the disparate flavors. Medium body.
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is grape, currants, vanilla. Medium mouth with tart grape, vanilla, bourbon, light sour finish, very good nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
750ml bottle pours a murky, deep amber with a ring of white head. Nose has an interesting mix of muddled berry, mild whiskey, booze, caramel, a bit jammy, malt base, mild malt vinegar, some lime juice. Flavor has a neat blend of grapes, jammy berries, mild vinegar, a little booze, some wood notes, some cooked greens. Full bodied, tart finish. Interesting. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle after the RBWG Grand Tasting at the Downtown Inn tasting. Pours clear dark caramel brown with a thin, spotty beige head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is sour and fruity with plenty of maple and caramel bourbon. The flavor is sour and fruity up front, moving to the sweeter bourbon and malt notes on the back. The body is medium with just lower than average carbonation and a long sour and bourbon finish. Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy golden yellow color, whitebhead. Aroma of dusty straw, hay, cotrus. Taste is tart pineapple, lemon. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Brown pour with a small head. Red berry coulis and a bit of lemon funk. I have the taste listed as ‘panties’ in my notes (it had been a long day). Interesting. Some more red berry. Simple, but not unenjoyable.
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Nimbleprop! Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. An intriguing combination of sweet caramel and tart grapes with some oak and vanilla poking through. Tart finish. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Hazy brown pour. Sour brown sugar aroma. Sweet/sour brown sugar ending. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice. deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of tart grapes with sweet grains and bourbon coming through. Flavor is similar with tart grapes and sweet grain as well as a touch of bourbon in the finish. Sledutah (7837) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG after the GT Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors of chocolate and toasted malts
RBWG14 Trip Rating #166. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grapes, mild whiskey and roast. The taste is tart fruits, raisin, citrus, grapes, tart finish. Medium bodied.