RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Crisp, vinous aroma with a dose of light spiciness. Flavor is fairly acidic and reminds me quite a bit of Consecration only not as good. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Sour malt and vanilla aroma. Nutmeg is the only difference in the aroma and taste. A bit thin and watery. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle 750 mlDavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Aroma soft aromatic feel, phenols, cherry pit, cask, ripe dark fruit. Refined.8-
Appearance dark brown with medium beige top. Some rings noted on my glass. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Frontal sourness followed by ripe fruits, sweet sugars with side tartness. Low carbonation. Hint of vanilla on top. Good. 13+/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to piclee for this.
4.0 A: Hazed deep amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head with good retention and some lacing.
4.0 S: Quite interesting. The barrel comes through very strongly with this one. Lots of oak, lots of Pinot with an acid-like twang, and some tannins. Some peppery spiciness, but only a touch with a small amount of herbalness as well. The barrel components cover up a lot of the subtleties.
3.5 T: First sip was mighty puckering, but mainly due to shock. Lightly sour, but astringently so. Earthy overall and reasonably spicy with pepper on the forefront. Wood, Pinot, lemon, and light funkiness. Not bad, but it’s missing depth at the malt level.
3.0 M: Light body. Carbonation seems to dissipate quickly with this one. I know it poured with plenty of carbonation, but by the end of the glass, I wish it had more. This could really use a bit more body. It would cut the sourness a bit, but it would improve overall.
2.5 D: Mouthfeel and lack of malt depth make this one not too drinkable. Indeed, the 750 of this was way more than I wanted. The barrel aging in this case seemed to be fine, but the base beer could use some work.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-19-2010 23:37:04 manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
750ml bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a red tinged amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is certainly sour, acidic, with a candied-sweet note. Flavour is certainly tart with some subdued, aged fruitiness. The yeast notes played nicely with malts with an added oak quality before the nice tart, dry finish. Decent but sours are still not my preference.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
[3568-20110128] 750mL bottle. Fragrant sweet floral spice aroma has a hint of toilet cleaner. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Anise-like thyme spice continues in the flavour. Medium body. Nice zippy tang to it, good. (7-/3/7/3+/15) 3.5
jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
2011-01-28. Lightly hazy dark brown body with a modest foamy tan head fades. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly fruity, lightly tannic, light acidity grows as it warms up, light woody dryness in the finish. 7+ Aroma is lightly woody, vinous fruity character. 7+ Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated and has a wine like mouthfeel. 3+ Enjoyable. Bottle at Volo, Toronto JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sample from bottle. Hazy orange pour. Dry bready malts, cherry, acidic sourness, berries, and a bit of citrus. A decent sour ale. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Aroma is very sour, not much else. flavor is pretty weak- slight acidity, not much body either. This beer is too subtle. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
750ml bottle a tasting shared by me and provided by H1N1.
Appearance : Clear shiny mahogany.
Aroma : Fruity and cherry-ish. Light notes of tea. Quite sweet.
Taste : Cherry-ish with a light sourness. Light cough syrup. Not much hops.
Overall : Not a bad beer. Quite light overall. Sourness is very light. Still quite enjoyable and tasty.