Ratman197 (14234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, tobacco, vanilla, toffee, light roastiness and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, tobaccvo, fruittiness, oak and light vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering tobacco finish.
ClarkVV (6301) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I believe probably late 2014, drunk 1/25/17.
Huge amounts of maize-hued head show strong retention atop a dark, mahogany-chocolate body. High clarity.
Fairly aggressively sour in the nose, with salinity, chocolatey roast, treacle and very light caramel. Dark cherry, lemon and strong lactic notes seem to be the dominant notes here and there isn’t a ton of depth, though the dark malts could be hiding a lot of the yeast/bacterial expression. No alcohol or flaw.
Very, very sour in the flavor with dark cherry, hard lactic and moderate acetic notes. Plum, prune, raisin and strong roast adding bitterness and dark fruit character. The body is malty, though at this point, quite highly attenuated and even though it provides a soft, malty texture, the sourness seems to have really come out strongly as the beer has aged. Clean, with a touch of sharp alcohol and other strong esters. Just a bit too sour at this point, but a nice beer nonetheless.
djd07 (13517) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at WTF 3. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is oak, roast, dark fruit. Thin body, nice roast, funk, leather, very sour, really enjoyed this.
BuckeyeBoy (7052) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a amber brown color topped with a sand head. Nose is berries some chocolate sweetness and sour. Taste is more of the nice berries tartness a little chocolate rich malts.
jandd1983 (4098) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts and tobacco. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco and some tartness. Tasty.
vyvvy (6247) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a small head. The aroma had dark roasty malt, berries, sourness and mild funk. It has a pretty light body with semi sharp carbonation. The taste has spice, sourness, berries, chocolate, vinegar and a bite on the finish.
Strykzone (7117) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Gregwilsonstl’s tasting. Dark brown with amber highlights. A beige layer of foam. I get dark fruit in the nose with tobacco. Funk, too. Funk and a little vinegar. Some chocolate and a little roast. Interesting variation. Much better than the mix sounds like it would be.
gregwilsonstl (2343) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark blac. Tasted at my "Variants 2.0" bottle share. Thx Cleg. Sour. Chocolate covered cherries. Dry, Sour, and tobacco at the end.
jbruner (4453) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan head. Aroma of big lactic acidity and dark fruit notes with a hint of must. Taste is more funky, but still really acidic, nice fruitiness behind. A really nice American sour.
Bule (2058) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at Funkendank. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Medium sourness. Some dark stone fruit.
koleminer20 (3226) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. This was enjoyed at Jolly Pumpkin on October 1 for Zwanze Day 2016! The pour is a medium to dark brown with a light khaki head that fades off pretty quickly. This looks horrible for a sour. The aroma is really interesting. There is a roasted malt, a light chocolate, a bitter tobacco leaf, and then a light funkiness tries to creep in before it tarts up. This is all over the place, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. The flavor is a tart porter with a little spiciness to it, but then it adds in some dried leaves, and a bit of barrel. It’s really interesting, but messy. The mouth feel is thicker and brightly carbonated with a strange tobacco and tart chocolate on the finish. This one confuses me.