DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle shared with Parksy and Doug. Dark brown with amber highlights and a bubbly beige head. Prominent lactic sourness plays with red wine and brown bread traits. Interesting in a good way-- this should translate as a Flemish sour brown, but there is something just a bit different here, tilted somehow. Interesting, I wish I had more time to figure it out. ineedbeer (2230) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Poured from a 2013 vintage 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is malty with some toasted bread, caramel and toffee. A light nuttiness as well. Some moderate fruit notes with raisin, prune, cherry and berry. Light spciy phenolic notes with some coriander and pepper.
Pours a fairly dark brown with a medium large, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is fairly acidic and somewhat sharp with some light sweetness. Some caramel, toasted bread, toffee and nut notes from the malt with toasted bread leading the way. Moderately strong fruit notes with lots of raisin, prune, cherry and berry notes. Some medium light mustard seed notes with some light coriander and pepper.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer. The malt and fruit don’t really clash, but the acidity is too sharp. The mustard seed is odd as well. Fruit notes are a bit too strong. mansquito (6788) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottleshare: pours murky brown with a white head. Aroma is mostly roasty bit with hints of sour funk. Super sour in the taste... way more than the aroma would let you suppose. Darkness not present. Only in small notes. Cool. Gerbeer (3894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red/brown with light head of big bubbles. Aromas of green blackberries, vinous wood, and balsamic vinegar. Initial flavors of meaty balsamic vinegar and unripened grapes yield to metallic dark fruit, olives, and meaty roasted malts. Unique and interesting. A complex sour. reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
375ml bottle pours a deep amber brown color with a finger and a half of tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is red wine grapes with the raisin and hints of yeast. Taste is red wine grapes and a malty sweetness with the raisin and a dry finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well done brew. Recommended.
Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours reddish brown with a fine foamy head. Very tart, with some berries, acetic burn, leather, vinegar. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with bracing acetic bite, and more tangy, aged berries. Not bad overall, though a bit sturdy. jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice acidic sour notes and a hint of fruit and roast. Taste follows, interesting, great funky notes. Awesome. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle : Yes - the worst wax job I’ve seen. Whatever. Pour is cola brown, with a modest off white head into this glass. It quickly shifts to a feint ring around the glass. It’s one of the more unappealing presentations from bottle to pour, lets face it. Anyway. The nose is minerals, cocoa, with vinous notes and dark fruit presence. I never in a million years would have guessed the "3 special ingredients" in this one - but once you know what they did - your mind / palate remains confused by whats going on. This one does start fairly nicely - there’s a decent dark sour base here. There’s some malty heft, with earthen vinous barrel notes moving things along. What it then does it take a right hand turn at mustard seed and swirl around the golden raisin in an odd way. There’s an odd bittering high note and then a dry, ashy finish line. Yeah. BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle picked up in Portland. Pours out a cherry cola color topped with a small head. nose is pit fruit some red grapes and cherries. Taste is more of the pit fruit some sweetness and a tart pucker with a little vinegar. alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2016
12.7 oz bottle from Cappy’s. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, tart dark fruit, raisins, honey, mild spices, doesn’t really get beyond a mild tart character, so sour is a stretch in my opinion, a mild vinegar quality, plums, nothing bad going on.