Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Beautiful pour, orange-ish pink with a small off pink head. Nice nose of semi tart cherries, and some Belgian yeast. Nice sweet and semi tart cherry flavors with some faint citrus. Medium dense on the palate, damn tasty!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy copper color with an almost white head. Tart cherry aroma with some sweetness. Tart and sweet fruity flavor. Nothing too complex but not bad.
travita (4335) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnacy. The loook is clear, light reddish color, with a light fizzy white head. The smell is sour, tart, cherry, acidic, nail polish. The taste is spurish, cherry, missing some complexity.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2420-20090802] Tap. Heavy boozy cherry aroma. Clear, medium orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. More sour cherries in the flavour with a boozy finish and cardboard-like aftertaste. Full body is very sour. Interesting with it’s nice fruit characteristics but would not want a pint.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on-tap at Cole’s. Some cherry aroma. Good cherry flavour, maled down.Balanced,decent sour. Pinkish colour, spider lace webs. Full mouthfeel.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-08-02. Headless. First sip is quite sour, cherry is prominent, touches of cherry liqueur like notes, alternative waters of sour with sweeter fruit, light alcohol in the finish. (7+) Aroma of sour funk, mild, woody cherries. Brief notes of sweeter fruity malt. (6+) Average palate is lightly carbonated and just a touch thin for the beer. Interesting. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmm. Bourbon. While it may be more personal preference than to style and balance, but when it comes to beers aged in bourbon barrels, the more bourbon the better. Bourbon is beautiful on its own. Beer is beautiful on its own. Take the two and marry them in the magical vessel known as an oak barrel, and something wondrous and magical happens. As the drinker, I am the lucky recipient of what is to eventually emerge from the barrel, and in this instance it is a Sour Cherry Tripel aged in bourbon barrels from Big Rock Chop House & Brewery based in Birmingham, Michigan.
She is a Sour Cherry Tripel so I am not surprised that she pours a light, clear pink with a slight artificial hue from her glass vessel into mine. A faint pinkish head of foam is pockmarked with big bubbles. Rushing out to greet me in advance is a voluminous nose replete with bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherry, bourbon, tart cherry punch, crunchy cherry candies, bourbon, vanilla cream, wood, and more bourbon. Yummy! A couple dabs on my neck and I am ready for my hot date with this luscious beauty. My first quaff is creamy and soft with hints of vanilla and cream that coats both my mouth and tongue. Mixed in with the cream are tart sour cherries with a leather and wet oak finish. Cotton candy, more vanilla and cream, yet now she rests on my tastebuds with a lighter body than my first impressions. This is a sour cherry tripel, so her tart citric acidity tingles and teases the upper roof of my mouth along with the left and right sides. My only regret is having tasted a small part of her; I had to pass the bottle on to share with my fellow beer aficionados when all I really wanted to do was selfishly enjoy her all by myself.
With my sour tooth once more satisfied, I sigh in bliss and revel in the moment. This is my first Sour Cherry Tripel aged in Bourbon Barrels. Thank you, Big Rock Chop House & Brewery for bringing this new light of life into mine. I am certainly better for it. If not, you could always send me another bottle just so I can make sure.
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Coles in Buffalo NY. Pours orange amber with a thin head. Funky tart and woody aroma with notes of cherry and rhubarb. The flavor starts with sour and tart notes, with some dry oaky notes as well, before yielding to some tart/sweet cherry in the finish. Really good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to dmschefke. poured a hazy amber/red with a white head. aroma of tart cherry, cinnamon, and fingernail polish. flavor was cherry, cinnamon, fingernail polish, some funk, and wet blanket. light body. pretty good and the best from them i have tried.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Cole’s. Copper body, thin white head. Nose is a mix of balsamic & red wine vinegars, lemon, light munich malts. Flavor is balsamic, raisiny malt, lemon, bitter orange/grapefruit. Acidic w. raising in the finish. Very American in it’s sourness.