jake65 (2678) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via JohnGalt1, thanks man! Pours a chestnut brown color with about a finger of fizzy beige head. Lots of bubbles. Nose is vinous, oak, and vanilla. The vanilla is speaking to me… a marvelous aroma. I’m picking up the cherries at first sip, along with light vinous notes and oak. A little on the acidic side and dry. Has some cider qualities. Overall it drinks well, but that nose is insane. Pretty stoked for the chance to try this, thanks again Toby.
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Cherry, white pepper, light spice, raspberry.
Flavor: Cherry, like nose, turns sour and shows light notes of black coffee.
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bob’s.
Dark pour, red highlights. Nose of cherry and a whiff of chocolate. Flavor is only gently sour; easy drinking (but not in a sessionable sense) with chocolate truffle atop cherry and strawberry notes. Good but not outstanding.
ericdevin (827) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours a cloudy reddish amber, hint of off white head. Aroma slight fruit, floor malt. Body very citric, tang, but in a more rounded way than one might expect. Nice and right for the price but not up o the level of 10B’s best.
Syndicate (89) - Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a deep amber with almost small off white head. Nose is sour cherries. Sour cherries remain light in the flavor with some light bready malts on the backend. I think this was a little better fresh at the brewery but still nice.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of cherry roasted notes funky sour a little metallic. Muddy auburn brown pour thin off white ring if foam. Flavors of moderately tart brune notes soft vinegar tart cherry kind of chewy. Soft metal notes. Thin bodied somewhat flabby carb. Meh.
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a ruddy brown color with a small white head. A light yeasty cherry nose. The flavor is cherries, toffee, light chocolate, sawdust. A tad bit thin.
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber bought from Fred Meyer in S.Salem $4.49
Darker garnet accented brown beer with a nice sized frothy thick light tan head.
Aroma of ripened berries and a touch of acetic acid.
very vinegary like taste. Even verging on malt vinegar, maybe a little malt in the back .Not a very fruity example.
The mouth feel is thin and very drying of course.
I guess I can handle this but not a favorite!
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown in color. Super sour cherry flavor and aroma. Nice beer good sour brown and nice malt backing.
Bacterial (1628) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brownish red pour with a slight tan head. Dark fruit, cherry and some wood in the nose. Taste is interesting, somewhat sour but certainly not a ton of sourness. Fruity and oaky. Nice.