17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
O lordy. Booze and ester city. Cold Spring strikes again. Some cherry flavor, tannic like bitterness, Belgian malt liquor. This is somewhat insulting haha and probably one of the worst ’Belgian’ beers I’ve ever had. doh.
mkgrenwel (555) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark muddy reddish brown with a ring of tan head. Inviting aroma of fruit, bread, spice. Flavor is cherry, cocoa, cinnamon and rye bread. Sweet with a bit of sharp esters in the back. Palate is creamy but a little thin in body at the end. Alcohol is a little hot. Almost reminds me of a nitro beer in the way it shows lots of great flavors, but still feels a little watery and washed out.
jdb288 (341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is lemon, cherry. Taste is sweet cherries - big and bold. This was a welcome addition. Classic belgian notes - fruity/spicy, some funky/yeast notes. Easy drinker.
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with a reddish hue. Sugary malt, light vanilla in the nose. Nutty taste, oak, lightly roasted, dry alcohol, bread. Hmm, even a little corn syrup like an American lager. Flavors are ok (except the corn syrup) but it lacks body, it feels weak. And the best parts disappear quickly after drinking anyway, leaving only the corn syrup and alcohol aftertaste. The overall impression is vaguely unpleasant without being obviously terrible.
Aarond (141) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Aroma is molasses, vanilla, raisins, and figs. Appearance is dark amber with ruby hues. Think white head. Good lacing. Taste is sweet cherries, fig, vanilla, caramel, and just a hint of cinnamon. Medium full body and moderately low carbonation. Overall a rich and complex version of the style. Worth the price.
JHeath99 (483) - - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark reddish amber with a thick ring of off white head. Aroma of raisins and cherries. Taste of alcohol with a more pronounced cherryishness mixed in with the burn.
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with thick brown head and carbonation. Aroma is similar to a lager with heavy malts, grains, and yeast. Taste is really unique with cherry (but not too sweet), liquorish, dark fruits, malts, wheat and yeast. A malty aftertaste.
njnut (151) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into tulip a nice deep reddy brown with a white head and lace. Head receded to sides of glass fairly quick. Aroma was complex, I was expecting yeast but I got Roasted malts, soy sauce, alcohol and nuts. Taste was malty and nutty with a cherry and brandy background. A thicker body but slick. Not what I was expecting. The aroma off put me but the taste was enjoyable.
ESPh (48) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip it has a nice head and good lacing. Nice fruity aroma but not sweet. Smooth and fruity flavor without being sweet. Nice full body. Very good beer.
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NikkTwist (1383) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Mostly clear dark scarlet pour with some nice thick beige foam that left only spotty lace. Some ascetic notes in the nose. Thin malty dark red fruit (though not fruity at all) with some juicy blackness. Figs. Burnt celery hearts. Chocolate liquorice. Balsamic vinegar. Plum pudding. Dried blackberries. Pumpernickel. Shoo Fly pie. Smoked peppers. Black cherry pits. Freon. Leatherette. Clove cigarettes. Artichokes. Elephant ear mushrooms. Worth sipping. Lots going on here.
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is something funky in the aroma, funky in a bad way for me, but it’s immediately relieved when drinking the stuff, which is pretty darn good considering it just came out of that can. The flavors lack a little bit of integration but there are plenty of good things going on here with bready malt, lots of rasins and dates, a bit of sour cherry. My new canned beer for NASCAR races :)