fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, much thanks to andersand. Aroma of yogurty cultures, tart-yogurt cherries, cherry pits, lots of oak/wood, lots of leather. Flavor has lots of tart cherry skins, and some sweeter cherry notes, sort of like a chocolate cherry dessert, decadent but not sugary. Other fruits creep in as well, peach, grape. Big leather/earthy notes as well, and some signs of malt, with a return to a yogurt-cherry finish. Mildly acidic. A touch of warmth on the finish. I really feel that each element of the beer is clearly defined yet meshes seamlessly with the others in a complex array of goodness.
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty red with no real head. Aroma of sweet cherries, oak, vanilla. Flavor of sweet tart candies, wood, and cherry juice. Perhaps some alcohol notes--the palate is a little harsh. You probably couldn’t guess this was 11% but it is strong. Smells better than it tastes. It was just alright for me.
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin og Tobak, Vejle.
Pours muddy, dark brown. There is no head to speak of. Great and complex aroma. Lots of wood, some vanilla, tart fruits, plums, cherries and grapes. Light vinious with some liqourice notes. Low carbonation, rather fat mouthfeel. Flavour begins a tad medicinic, then turns wonderfully dry and tart. Lots of oak and cherries mix with some caramel, overripe plums, viniousness and liqourice. Looks terrible, but is a really solid attempt at a high alcohol sour.
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown with no head. Sweet and sour. Aromas of fruits and red wine with hints of vinegar. Some residual sugars. Medium to full body with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Tart and somewhat dry finish with some dried fruit aromas.
hirigalzkar (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Look: Deep dark red. Short lasting head. Smell: Vinous. Cherry candy. Small touch of vineager. Taste: Red wine! Dark fruits. Strawberries. Wood (slightly smokey). Earthy. Tart. Overall: Medium bodied. Overall: Smell and taste has vinous character. I’m not a big fan of wine, but I still like this brew. Surprisingly easy to drink.
hallinghansen (1852) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 25 cl. bottle. Hazy deep red body, with a very small off-white head. Aroma is sour, cherry, liquorice, wood. Flavor is sour, cherry, vinegar, dark fruits. Alcohol finish. This a fantastic beer.
MiP (13477) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11%. Very nice fat cherry aroma with a distinct acidity. Smells quite sweet, has a lot of oak to it, too. Muddy, very dark red and grey colour. Fizzy, very unstable head. The flavour is nicely sweet, cherryish and acidic. The bitterness in the finish seems to come from the cherries, perhaps the pits, and is a bit rough, tannic. Smells very good, and a very good effort.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Engelsmann
Dark amber color. It has a clear cherry character, in the aroma and flavor, with a nice wood touch; and that’s pretty all, even if the beer is quite pleasant.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours and deep amber with a reddish hew and a small collapsing white head. Nose is fantastic. Sour and sweet. Cherries, almond and wood. Palate is soft and medium full. Low carbonation. Nice vinousness and overall very well balanced. Tart, cherries, hints of vinegar, wood, almonds and caramel. Super nice!
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Plan B. Hazy and deep red in colour with no head. Really well balanced with notes of cherries, almonds,citrus, barnyard and a slight hint of caramel. Really nice.