RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep reddish brown without much head, just a bit of a tan cream halo. Aroma is slightly funky with hints of vanilla, fruit (apple) and oak. Taste is not too sour, but big hits of oak and malt with a bit of tart fruit. Best part is that this is flavorful without coming anywhere near vinegary. Not the greatest example of a sour, but certainly not bad one. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma of tart cherry, figs, and some funk. Pours deep iced tea with a big head. Taste is tart but not overly dry with nice sourdough, brown sugar and fresh cherry notes. Very approachable and super yummy. JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, tartness, oak and caramel. Malty and oaky flavor with a tart fruit finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
750, custom capsule, corked, baled, with a little brochure. Pours a murky dark brown with ruddy edges. Dense creamy tan head. Drippy lace. Balsamic and strawberries on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Balsamic, strawberries, nice tangy mid palate. Creamy berry-ish finish. Nice effort. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, lively apple butter brown with a nose of pleasant fig, sour brown sugar, earthy wood, and spiced red wine. Flavor is tart and assertive dark berry mashed in wet wooden barrels and left outside to collect leaves. Dank and musty finish of wood, earth, and plumb. Lingers on the tongue. Good beer but too malty for me.
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml grenade shaped bottle. Pours a dark copper with a thin, but long lasting off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly sour, vinegar, sour candy. Flavor is similar with some nice sour notes akin to sweet and sour candy, rather than a vinegar-like sourness. I often wonder if the gene that controls my "sour" taster isn’t working as I can never describe a sour beer accurately, A sour beer fest would be a waste of time for me! Sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a deep brown, little head. Nose of tart fruit, cherries, raisins, some chocolate and caramel. Very rich in body, tart cherries are dominant. The barrel is just a hint in the flavor profile, but noticeable. This really reminded me of Russian River’s Concecration. Wish I had another bottle! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a small, fast fizzling light brown head. Smells fruity, oaky, and a tiny bit sour. Taste is sour, fruity, and a bit of oak. Light-to-medium bodied with a lightly prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red finishes with some light sourness. WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 1, 2012
Good for what it is, but it really isn’t a beer and if you’re looking for a good full bodied beer like you might be when picking up a sammy...put this one back. It’s more like a wine or sparkling wine. In my opinion, disgusting. And I have a very wide taste in beers. RedSox2004 (1928) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Deep red/brown with a generous tan head and nice lace. Big dark fruit aromas, dominated by black cheery, plum and fig. Flavor profile is all about tartness, almost sour, with cherries, caramel and red grapes leading the way. Almost like drinking a port. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering sweetness in the finish. Nice dessert treat.