fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Draught at St. Augustine’s, as Storm James’ Insane 12 Year Old LambicOakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
Dark amber color, almost hazy; creamy head. Sour aroma, some acetone, glue, malt, earthy, aggressive. But nothing compared to the aggressiveness of the flavor, sharply acidic, full of acetone, too chemical. Sharp but short final, a bit astringent. Nice try, not bad, but excessive to me.
Cloudy, slighlty purplish brown colour. Aroma is fruity, with cobweb mustiness and some slightly plasticy notes - a byproduct of the fruit probably. Strong acid flavour - mainly lactic but a fair bit of acetic, too, accented by fruit, leather and wood. Puckering finish. It doesn’t have the smoothness nor cleanliness of a world class lambic but is quite tasty and would be good for blending. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
A: The beer pours a rather hazy amber color with almost no head.
S: Just smells like vinegar. To make things better, tons of acetone. This is just flat out not very good. On top of that, for a black currant lambic, not much fruit.
T: The flavor is at least mildly fruity, but it is also marred by the same acetone and vinegar characteristics that the nose was. Just an awful, harsh flavor.
M: Medium in body with low carbonation.
O: This was an atrocity. Not sure why I even ordered this. Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft - A few years ago when I met James I convinced him to pour me a few ounces of this now long gone beer. Lots of balsamic, cherry and acidic notes. Flavors were pretty much vinegar. The smell was awesome, the actual fruit was gone and unfortunately so was the taste. But great of him to share at the time. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 2nd annual Vancouver Caskival. Deep hazy red-purple beer. Low carbonation. Nice tart aroma. Fairly acetic but still has a crisp lactic character as well. A touch of funk, but barnyard character is still a bit restrained. Light sweet cassis fruitiness. Flavour is tart and crisp. Nice and refreshing.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
On tap at Churchills. I am sure this needs to be merged with the Cassis Lambic (Cassis=Black Currant, and from reading the other ratings, this sounds like the same beer). Oh, and it is Black Currant, not "Current". Pours with a hazy amber-bronze with an off-white head. Aroma is strongly acetic, vanilla, woody, woodsie, musty, mead, currant, and very complex. Taste is HUGELY ACETIC, sour, aggressive, throat rape, vinegar, berries, acid burn. This is probably the most acidic beer that I have ever had! Dry, burn, light bubbles. Intense! tiong (7194) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Draught @ St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, BCMesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Tap list says Storm Insane 12 Year Black Currant Lambic - Pours orange with a small head. Aroma has hints of sour fruits and maple. Taste is quite sour and a bit sweet with notes of fruits. Sticky, sour finish. Surprisingly good, actually tastes somewhat like a real lambic, although a bit sweeter.
A Sim rate (tap at Churchills): Aww...44 percentile. Must be hard in the category "lambic - fruit". But it’s a good beer. Sweet and sour. Bitter in the finish. Really, would expect more from something aged for 12 years labelled as lambic. Metallic, but sourness kicks it through. OK, but would take a gueuze any day. JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Cask at Churchill’s. Murky reddish brown pour, light tan head. Vinegar, very sour, acidic, some currant and cherry. It really bites the palate. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 I must disagree with the others.This was horrible.Visually unappealing.Slightly sour, but overpoweringly acetic, to the point of ordering fries to pour it on.
A very poor offering
Many years later, this is even worse