beerplace (2410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2018
750ml bottle at Alex's. Pours a cloudy copper with a beige head. Aroma is a bit vinegary, oak, some berries. Similar taste with moderate to high acidity. I would prefer it to be less ascorbic and vinegary. mcberko (20442) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2018
Bottled 2011. 750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out balsamic, brown sugar, dark fruits, and oak. Flavour is along the same lines, with tart dark fruits, balsamic vinegar, light Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of oak. Vinegary, but in a tasteful way. Time has been kind to this beer. Good stuff. Oakes (19681) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2018
Cloudy, light brown. Not much head. Tart on the nose, with a hint of vinegar. On the palate, fairly light, with a decent tartness. Might get some dates out of this - richer dark sugars, anyway. The finish has nice tartness, with some sugars. Not all that complex, but decent. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Mostly clear reddish-brown pour with no head. Aromas are cherry skins, light funk, and light cheese. Tastes like a cherry flavored liqueur with a light sour funkiness and light barnyard. Dry finish. Interesting but not great. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Woody, mahogany color, semi-clear with some haze to it. Ecru cap fades in a couple seconds to a quick collar. Aroma of semi-vinous grape, cherry skins, prunes, moderately acidic lemon, light bourbon soaked woodiness, tannic oak, & some very faint perfume. Flavor has some more red wine-esque vinous notes with lots of boozy soaked oak, cherry, lemon, mild vanilla, & a touch of cola. Hints of oak, prunes, raisins, toasted malt, red grapes, & some mild bourbon-ish hints towards the finish. Not getting guava but it’s got a strong fruity essence throughout. Finishes pretty acidic, gurgling in my belly. Hint of cotton. Mouth feel is oily yet dry. Not bad, the 9% ABV definitely comes through.
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
From (very old) notes. Tasted on 8/24/11 from a capped 750mL bottle , big thanks to Kan for sharing. Pours a slightly hazy deep red with a very thin pink tinted tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace with a decent collar that sticks around. The nose is lightly sour with some barnyard earthy funk, oaky vanilla and cinnamon notes, along with some prune, molasses, brown sugar, and a bit of red wine vinegar. The flavor is tart with red wine vinegar and sour cherry, dark date, raisin, molasses, with the barnyard funk and light notes of oak underlying. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long tart red wine vinegar and tannic finish. mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5706-20130817] Bottle. Toasted yeasty malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour yeasty malt flavour has a long fruity aftertaste. Medium body is fairly sour. Good. (7+/3/8-/3/15) 3.6
Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Ruby color and no head. Big fruity citrus. Low carbonation nice fruity flavor. Full body, nice beer. johnnnniee (4484) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from the brewery.
I’ve been sitting on this one for a little while and since company came over I thought this would be the perfect beer to shock some people! I guess the first shocker was the self pouring bottle. She opens with a huge hiss and foams violently for a few seconds until the pressures equalize. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a huge bubbly tan head that piles it high but recedes almost instantly. Initially I got lots of banana and tropical fruit but that seemed to quickly give way to more of a lemon and tart cherry thing on the nose. Earthy funk with a touch of yeastiness and wood round out the nose. The flavor still holds a bit of sweet brown sugary malt which is a bit surprising! The funky earthiness is more prevalent in the flavor and mixes well with the dates which add a bit of sweetness. Light tart tropical fruit with just a touch of wood and alcohol round everything out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart lightly tongue pricking mouthfeel. Hugely interesting beer, that most of my guests couldn’t stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer. knickskicks (1168) - - APR 13, 2014
Red pour. Nose is typical lactic Bruery nose, some sour cherries, guava. Taste is sour cherries, guava, actually do get some dates, a touch of bitterness to offset the sweet and sour.