Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, scant head. Aroma of slightly sour prunes and raisins. Taste is softly sour dark fruit. Tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Maxís Taphouse. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutty and chocolate malt with earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt forward with light sour dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Sour red cherry and chocolate malt aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet-tart cherry and mild caramel-chocolate malt flavor. Nice easy drinking beer.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a musty deep amber with a light brown heasd that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has some sweet chocolate and sourness with a bit of dark grains. Flavor has more roasted malts with sour cherries and a hint of chocolate. Didnít come together for me.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer brownish deep hazed hue, darker body, frothy offwhite head laces ok. Aromas are coffee, brown malts, gentle cherries, lactic acidity. Coffee, oak. Initial is a bit tart, coffee, oak, lactic acid and yogurt in mellow qualities. Some cherry. Middle is coffee, brown malts, gentle sourness. Backend and finish is coffee toast, and gentle oak. Lots of brown malts, pretty young wild influence. Ok.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Blue Monk, dark pour, small head. roasted malts, chocolate notes. Very tart cherry that hits you right in the jaw joints. chocolate stands out. dark dried fruits, tartness. interesting somewhat effective
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at FoBAB. Pours a hazy brown with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild lactic sour character, some coffee, tart cherry, additional mildly sweet malts and some wood. Not my favorite from these guys.
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Sour brown/red with some vinegar. Big acidic taste to it countered by the fruity brown taste. Nice.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Reading the description on the board I was excited to try this beer thinking it might be in the vein of a Flemish sour. Instead it is a bland and not very sour brown ale that feels rushed. Maybe it was a bad batch (or the fact the bar has been set pretty high by previous experiences) but this one should be passed.
Flavor / Palate - The velvety red base looks like a liquid cupcake. A thin mocha head sits deftly on top. Almonds, bittersweet chocolate, and mild cherry touches hint of depth but donít quite get there.
Flavor / Palate - The acidity I was expecting seldom materializes in the sips I took. A coffee driven malt bomb lets the cherries show up from time to time. Otherwise though this is a stronger brown ale that would have been good on its own merits. Maybe it was just trying to do too much that pushed it towards mediocrity.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery, Tart cherry, caramel malt, and light yeasty aroma., Chestnut with a small beige head. Tart cherry, roasty/toasty malt flavor., Medium body.