nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Brad. Oaky dry aroma. Thick brown amber body. Soured out bourbon tones. Has some of that dry, mineral Bruery house flavor, but still rather delicious. Puckering sour tones, muted brown malt. Big new school US sour. Quality. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. Not sure why I took so long to drink this one. Reddish amber pour with a thin head. Slight nail polish note in the nose along with some balsamic vinegar. Vinegar tartness up front followed by cherry skins, oak, and leather. Very long finish. Should have opened this sooner. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
750 ml bottle
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Rating #2600 - I have been trying to clear out my collection of Bruery beers for a while now. Now seemed like a good time to see how the collaboration with Cigar City panned out. Picked up a long time ago at Lizardville this was no letdown. A spendy special release turned out to be worth the expense.
Aroma / Appearance - A ruby red base shimmers heavily in the glass. Vanilla head and icy legs accompany the tart cherries, vinegar, and a sour feel that is right in line for the style without being overly acidic.
Flavor / Palate - Vinegar, cherries, black raspberries, ad more dark fruits coat the tongue with a pleasant sourness. After the first few sips the alcohol emerges. Radiating warmth over the palate it brings waves of enjoyable tartness. Malt driven and bold this beer is the hallmark of an American sour.
The beer poured great with a solid dark amber, brownish hue that passes through almost no light, a nice off brown head and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a sour note of dark fruit and some oak barrel aging on the back end. The beer tastes outstanding (better than oude tart) with a definite oak barrel aged sour fruity flavor. The mouthfeel is decent with a definite dry and bitterness to it and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, better than Oude Tart but a solid a sour ale...recommedned. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Bomber at WTWBA. Brownish pour. Some vinegar and leather in this. I didn’t particularly like this one - just okay for me.
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
750 mL bottle. Nice reddish brown body with thin white head and lacing. The aroma is earthy, with cranberries and sour, woody notes. Taste is soft but still tart - with some minerality and faded pineapple (likely due to the age) This one is still has some sour cherry and cranberries throughout and ample amounts of oak and leather on the long, drying finish. Nicely done for this collab....quite enjoyable. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Reddish brown. no head. pretty acetic with vinegar on the nose. a touch of raisins. Taste is oaky, sweet and tart. Vinegar is pretty apprent. Taste like a soured porter in some ways with roasted qualities. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle @ The Bruery. Pours thin dark brown with a reddish tint and thin creamy head. Aroma is light fruity sourness with a bit of caramel malt. Taste is mild dry caramel malt, big pucker on the finish. Leathery, earthy finish. Much drier and less fruity than the ISO:FT. a bit more barrel aged notes, but on balance I liked it better. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is vinegar and oak with cherries. Pretty sweet. Taste is the same, with lots of cherry, bold malt, balsamic vinegar, and an oaky finish. Bubbly and thinnish and much too vinegary. Kind of a mess. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle for a big rate. Pours out a dark ruby tinged brownish color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is of cherries, wood, comples tart sourness, light vinegar and some earthy leather. Taste is complex, sour cherries, oak barrel, tart funk, horse blanket, burnt roast, light molasses, leather and not much of a tell of the alcohol. Damn expensive bottle, but totally worth it.