RussianDragon (468) - - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared by unknown. Whoever you were, thank you! Pours a hazy translucent brown/blood orange with a lasting sticky off-white head. Aroma is sour cherries, vinegar, oak complexity and fruit sweetness. Flavor is funky and complex: sour cherries, dark fruits, vinegar and oak. Medium bodied, active carbonation.Dry, sour finish. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)
BVery (6294) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Brownish red pour with a frothy head. Tart apple and cherry, not bad, but a bit too much vinegar for me.
jkwalking05 (3758) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of funk, tart cherries and pie crust. Taste is of hay, funk, tart, dirt and light orange.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured medium garnety brown with a well-retained, sticky beige head.. a bit of a gusher too. The aroma picked up lots of strong sour cherries, oak, and vinegar with soft fruit and biscuit undertones.. aggressive, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found fruity notes, pale malts, and a touch of sourdough at the core, wits sour cherry-infused vinegar, oak, and a little funk around.. very sour and very dry on the long finish. Medium-bodied with more carbonation than expected on the palate.. super dry and very engaging.. this was really good!
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a gushing 22 ounce bomber. Tart cherries, vinegar, chocolate, fruity. Dry finish. The vinegar character is to much for me to really get into this beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Nice pour, a translucent ruby with fairly minimal carbonation. Pretty nice nose, slight cereal grains but mostly muted cherry, wet wood, and acetic notes. Mouthfeel is medium, not too puckering. Taste is often understated, plenty of wood and cherry along with traces of chocolate, popcorn, and brine.
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Despite the warnings, I still managed to forget that some of these were a gusher. Lost only a couple of ounces though. Pours a cloudy reddish with medium head. Aroma has nice tart notes of sour apple and grapes and cherries. Flavor has a nice combination of tart fruits including apple, grapes and cherries. The overall tartness was medium in strength. This was good, but nothing too memorable.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tasting on 3/15/12. ruby pour with a big 3+ finger off white head - foamed out of the bottle upon opening. off nose with light sour notes and light fruit notes - not the true flanders red aroma I’m looking for. med soft body with light sourness, grape skins and an astringent finish with light band-aid and light tartness... not the best example.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for this one, Steve. The pour is red in color with a fizzy off-white head. A nice aroma to this one. I get some hints of cherry as well as mild vinegar to with some slight funk of straw, grass, and oak. A touch of fruit, too. The flavor has a little raspberry and strawberry along with some sweet malt. A moderate tartness with only a touch of vinegar. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as a trade bonus, thanks! Brownish red pour, with off white head. Fruit, biscuit, cherry, acidic, & vinegar. Pretty nice actually, but not knock your socks off.