tcane7 (1362) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Pours a deep brown with thin than head. Nose of sour cherries, light roast and chocolate. Fairly tart with a medium body. Taste of cherry, notes of raspberry, red wine, vanilla, mild chocolate malt.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Beer Run. The pourís dark brown with a small head. The nose is somewhat buttery. Croissant. Tart red fruit compote. Wood, general bugginess. The taste is quite tart indeed. Robitussin, pennies. cherry. Acidic dark fruit skins. Medium body, fine carbonation.
nearbeer (3288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz on tap at Monks Cafe. Opaque mahogany with no head. Nose is sour cherry, blackberry and hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sour dark cherry, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, blackberry. Chocolate, merlot and touches of pepper and toasted walnut in the long finish. Medium body has low smooth carbonation, a nice acidic tingle and a definite sour bias.
bmerz (593) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Breukele Bier Merchants. Pours near near opaque red brown. Aroma is really nice vanilla, caramel, cherries, and so awesome. The flavor is rich sweet balsamic, vanilla, cherries, sour, dense, yeast, funk. Feel is slick and thick for a sour. Really love this!
nealblind (379) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brouwers zwanze day í13. Mahogany pour some tan head. Aroma of raisins, cherry leather nutty. Tastes oaky cherry. First wave of flavor is intense sour cherry, tapers off into caramel creamy woody flavors. Reminiscent of chinese black vinegar. Of the beers at the sour fest this was one of the best I tried.
keanex (1143) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks Cafe.
Appearance: Deep and clear garnet body with a short and short lasting tan head.
Aroma: Bright cherry and red wine vinegar with light cocoa.
Taste: Vinegar hits quick and builds to a strong finish that lingers. Light chocolate underlies it with hints of sour cherry and a lighter roasted presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Wow! This is excellent. I love the vinegar flavors that dominate without being overbearing. I would love to drink this again.
Smurf2055 (1066) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby with a light tan minimal head.
Smell is funky grassy and vegetal, light lactic tartness.
Taste is citrusy lactic, bile, and a bit smokey.
NikkTwist (1254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Nearly opaque pour that shows as a hazy dark red under bright light. Tan fizzy ring at the top. Strong sour dark ale. Raisins in vinegar. Chocolate nibs. Black vinyl. Cherry cordial. Had during it?s release in February and has gotten smoother (and more sour) since then.
PhillyCraft (2593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Monks, pours purple-brown with small to medium beige head. Notes are relatively acidic with dark fruit, vinegar, chocolate roast and sour wine barrel. Medium to heavy carbonation with a medium body. Interesting beer, just didnít compete with the likes of Cantillon on draught.