madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
18th October 2014 brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Murky deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and crispy. Wow! Wasn’t expecting this beer to be so sourish! After the initial shock there is Flemish Red sourness and fruits, Bourbon fruits and tang. A nice sweet cooconut and a smooth bourbon finish. Unusual and when the palate gets over the initial shock, quite drinkable. Hides the huge abv quite well.
On tap @ The Bruery. $7.50 for 5 oz...you jokin? Murky copper pour with no head. Smells like bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut. Caramel, brown sugar, and dak fruits. Certainly some booze. Flavor is very sweet. Bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Somewhat boozy, coconut, and chocolate. djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange brown with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cocoa nibs and white oak sap. Medium mouthfeel with strong cocoa nib and the odd tart flavor of 2013. Damnit I wanted a good bottle of this! Ratman197 (15474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
750 ml bottle Courtesy of BMan1113VR (Thanks Andrew) poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, oak, coconut and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, coconut, caramel, light fruitiness and light oak with a smooth lingering cocoa/coconut finish.. slowrunner77 (13006) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Man, this was close to being a world beater...and I trhink it would have been if it were not one of the "bad" ones. The Bruery did a press release about some bottles of this and one other beer possibly being infected. This was. It did not explode, and did not smell off, but damn there was a highly acidic sourness in the flavor that I really don’t think was supposed to be there. The funny thing is even their mistakes are good. It still worked to an extent, but the funk not present in the aroma told us how awesome this COULD have been, and the extreme swings from sweet decadence to sour were battling for your attention, not really complimenting each other. The nose was like macaroons and bourbon, friggin awesome. The beer itself was a bit on the ugly side. Quite a bit of sediment on the first pour as opposed to the bottom (weird). Muddy brown. The palate is nice, though the flavor ends up having too many things going on for it’s own good. Still enjoyed it. If thesweetness were tempered, it’d be a great sour...but alas, they weren’t trying to make a sour here. I’d LOVE to get to try this either draft or a different batch. It coulda been a contender..."
Sammy (12858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 At the Tasting room. Chocolate nibs, dates, spice worked for taste, and it has a Moroccan spice nose. Good drinkability. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark amber pour, cream colored head. When I had this beer it was freshly bottled. I tasted the mounds candy bar underneath. It sadly some sour messy notes too. Not so good. marcus (10760) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours murky amber with a tiny beige head and a sourish bourbon and fruit aroma. There is a sour oak and dark malt flavor with some fermented coconut and a warm alcohol trail. cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a murky dark orangish appearance with a cream colored head. Twangy, caramel, red fruity, nutty, vanilla nose. Chewy wood. Acetic, berry flavor. Coconut and vanilla. Actually, quite sour. No. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Tap at The Bruery thanks to t0rin0! Pours a full haze, deep red with minimal foam. Nose is sticky toffee, vanilla, sweet cherry, brandy, rum. Pretty nice, decadent. Taste is big black cherry acid, mildly tart, big booze, toasted coconut comes through. Sour finish. Sticky twizzlers detract. Slightly papery finish with odd acid that works but probably unintended.