corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a deep dark copper color that’s opaque with a two finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing.
Musty, funky aroma with lots of authentic barnyard/horsey notes. Hints of barn, cobweb, cheese and old oak along with sweet, vinous fruit. Musty, funky brett character as well with some faint acetone.
Extremely tart and puckering with lots of lactic funky and dry musty brett. Strong lactic cheese presence which is countered by vinous red wine notes before a strong acetic finish. Hints of grape and other dark berries but acetone/solvent presence is really strong and overpowering in the finish. Pretty harsh and difficult to finish. j12601 (11923) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a deep brown with a medium to large tanned beige head. Coffee, warm roast, cocoa, wood and funk. Sweet then funky, roast. Light cocoa, sweet lactic acid, interesting stuff. Lots going on here. Lingering acid. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at The Festival in Worcester, session 1. Big caramel, toffee, red grape acetic acid, raspberry seed, and huge dark fruit finish with a medium body and sour finish. jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Draft poured at THE FESTIVAL, MA. Pours a dark, wine red body with some light lacing. Aroma is intense red wine, sweet booze grape, tart dark cherries. Mouthfeel is acidic with notes of dark, sour fruits, tart cherry spread, oak and red wine. Another stellar brew from Terry. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap thanks to Terry. Small carbonation atop clear deep ruby to near black. Excellent Flemish red all around with half and half mild acetic red wine barrel and sweet cherry juice and chocolate. Long, quenching tangy finish. No butteriness, no vinegar twang. One of my favorite from Cabinet so far and has a lot of potential. Hopefully this will continue to age in barrels and keep evolving.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
On tap at Farmer’s Cabinet. Pours a fairly-dark reddish-deep brown with an off-white head. The nose is quite intense with heavy notes of red wine, roasted malt, and heavy lactic acidity. Flavor brings through dark fruits and notes of cherry along with red grapes and accompanying red wine. Touch of oak along with a pretty-heavy sourness, mostly all lactic. Really, really intense. I enjoyed this one quite a bit for a few ounces, though I’m not sure this is something I could drink more than a half pint of. Still, quite tasty.