AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
adamjackson (826) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – NOV 27, 2012
S – Tart Cherries and Cider Vinegar on the nose. This is followed by malty oaky sweetness.
T – Okay. this is very interesting. Tart for just a moment…ripened cherries and peaches but this is immediately followed with a strong tawny porto taste and charred oak, heavy on the cherries, raspberries and grapes. Musky and big burnt brown sugar sweetness and a banana thrown in. Lots of flavors at once but the tawny porto dominates the taste.
M – Medium body, light carbonation and a huge boozy alcohol burn in my chest as I drink.
O – I should have read the description before reviewing this beer. I expected a sour. What I got was a weird combo of all kinds of barrels. What an interesting beer with tons of depth and complexity.