oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
[email protected]laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
VIII. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is tart wood, some herbs and wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, tart wood, some liquorice and quite big on the sourness. Interesting attempt, but a bit too strange for me.
50 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 2016tiong (7313) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Aroma has sour berry notes, some oak and bilberries. Flavour has cherries, some bilberries and woodyu notes. Also some ashy notes at the end of the glass. A battle of stout and oud bruin. And unfortunately the last one is winning.
500ml bottle @ PBF 2013olio (10291) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of vinous notes, wood, roasty malts, hints of tart berries and sourness. Taste is sweet, vinous, tartish and roasty with hints of wood, sour berries and red wine. Finish is vinous and tartish with hints of berries and wood. Okay, but a bit onedimensional.
50 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.omhper (25167) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Pours deep dark ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour fruits, dark berries, some wood and hops. Flavor of sour dark berries, faint malts, and some bilberries. Sour and somewhat one-dimensional but excels at that.
Bottled at PBF. Near black, small beige head. Tart vinous nose qwith some slight licorice shining through. Medium-full bodied with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Intense vinous woosy flavours. Lightly acetic with notwe of coffee. Dominated by the barrel flavours.
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
My Bottom Line:Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
Vocal brettanomyces is met by black grapes and green wood leading to a tart and vinous finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the pure darkness.
-Some earthiness appears in the aftertaste alongside the prevalent wood and wild yeast.
-The flavor profile, although satisfying for wild ale lovers, gets linear quickly.
-This is intense yet the dryness and prickly carbonation make everything almost easygoing.
-In the same ’powerful, dark and wild’ category, I have to say I prefer Jester King’s Funk Metal so far... This Gypsy Tears lacks refinement compared to the JK brew.
Brown colour, firm beige head. Aroma of brett, caramel, berries, roasted malts and a hint of liquorice. Light sweet, light sour flavour, red berries and cocoa. Light sour finish, malts, cacao, bret and red wine.
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
(From 50cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, Countbeer!)
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, bb 2016ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
Black color with small beige creamy head. Nice aroma, roasted malt, vinous; but also some chemicals, glue, cardboard; very light vanilla. Good body structure; the mouthfeel is lean and quite dry; roasted malt flavor, with a bit too much acidity, wine character, some astringency, tannins, and correct bitterness.
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Slightly sweet, oaky red wine dominates the aroma, with some faint roasty malt playing a minor supporting role. Mild spicy hops up front lead into fruity and slightly tannic red wine. This blends with mild cocoa and coffee in the mid-palate, with an oaky red wine finish. This is far too dominated by the red wine, which is the main feature of both the aroma and the flavour, leaving very little space for the beer itself. Tone down the wine a little and it would probably be quite enjoyable, but as it is it doesn’t grab me. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle at bateau de nuit. Opaque black pour with thin whitish head. Aroma os really winey, intense vanilla notes, french oak, very nice. Taste is winey, some chocolate notes, roasted malt, toasty. Palate is dry, of anything slightly tannic. Delicious.