pineypower (3344) - 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. HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
By far the best sour thing that CCB has ever had a hand in, with ample notes of fruit and a rich oud bruin malty character. My one gripe is that there’s a LOT of acetic acid, and I’m not the type for Tums-endorsed beers. dmac (6341) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by J. Poured a ugly muddy brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma was acidic with notes of old balsamic vinegar, used band aids, sourness, old cherry, stale bread and wet leather. Medium bodied with loads of acidity and a long lingering burn from the sourness remains long after you swallow. Flavor is strong sour notes lots of earth, wet wood funk wet bread, medicinal cherry flavor, sour rotting lemon. Time definitely brought out a ton of sour and funk on this one. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small lingering head that left nice lacing. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, oak and some funk. Flavor was sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, funk, oak tannins, and had a dry tart finish. Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
dark brown. Big oak sour nose. Nice, manageable sour up front, that gives way to oak tannin and some dark malt. Truly fantastic.
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2013
750mL from Sparky. Thanks!
A: Very dark red with a lack of head. Solid looking with good carbonation.
N: Acetone, glue, bleu cheese. Sour cherries, a touch of ginger. Some leather, tannins, and oak.
T: More of the cherry mixed with acetone. Tannins and sour on a moderate-high level. Some harsh solvents.
M: Decent amount of carbonation and medium body.
O: Don’t know why they chose an imperial oud bruin when the normal version is so hard to get right. Would be a lot better if they’d gone that route. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at home, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man!! Pour is murky burnt caramel with little to no head; decent lacing. Big sour cherries, vinegar, wood, light caramel, brown sugar, red grapes, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is medium sour, cherry pit, vinegar, light acetone, plums, and dark grapes with a medium sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Not a bad sour brown. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured very deep amber with a short-lived garnet-tinted beige head. The aroma picked up sour cranberries, vinegar, oak, and vinous notes over a sweet, quasi-fruity base.. this came across a touch warm and assertive for my liking, but it was still interesting. The flavor found sour berries, oak, and metallic notes on the tip of the tongue, with dark fruit skins, tannins, and Balsamic vinegar following.. deeper down was some caramel and nutty sweetness.. lots more sourness on the finish, with cranberries, red wine, and oak leading.. really dry back there too. Medium-bodied with odd pockets of carbonation on the palate.. sour-er and more compelling than I expected.. overall a very good beer, but a little more subtlety would’ve gone a very long way. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from womencan’tsail.BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a rich, deep amber with a nose of funky grapes and cranberry leather. Flavor is cherry blanket leather left in a barn. Lingering mouthfeel. Great beer.
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Forgot to put this up here. Hunahpu’s Day pour split with beastmaster. Deep red with a bit of head that dissipates quickly. Very tart vinegar and cherry aroma, and the flavor follows exactly. Pretty dry flavor from the oak aging, perhaps a bit of raspberry. One of the more tart sours I have had. Very nice and refreshing after a bunch of stouts on the day.