brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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. wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Pours a hazy orange brown with a small white head. Nose is booze, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is pretty sweet with low carbonation; cacao, coconut, bourbon, oak and some sour citrus notes in there. Unique. GT (10001) - 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. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Courtesy of tectactoeBacterial (3080) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, and light sour cherry. It pours a murky brownish-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a very thin ring. The flavor starts with a super quick dose of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Those flavors are quickly dominated by sour cherry and vinegar. There is some light vanilla and toasted coconut in the finish. There’s absolutely no sign of 15.6%. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, while it’s infected, it accidentally works...so hedonistically it’s pretty good. A rating based on what the Bruery’s intention was would be significantly lower.
Light brown pour at the tasting room. Nice bourbon nose with a hint of chocolate. I can’t really find the coconut in here - its nice but if you want coconut to explode your face, this is not the beer you should be drinking.
slowrunner77 (13368) - 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..." Haslinger (1000) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
750mL waxed bottle from The Bruery. Thanks kegbear for sharing this one. Interesting bourbony boozey aroma with some coconut. Taste is a bit more fruity than expected especially in the finish. Solid beer but not my favorite Sammy (13121) - 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. mar (5468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is coco, chocolate, wood, sweet and sticky. Alcohol, sticky malts, coconut, vanilla, alcohol, nice finish. Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle via booooost. Lots of cocoa and pineapple in the nose and flavor. A touch of alcohol burn. Not great. Not bad. Just good.