beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from hoppymeal, thanks a lot Derek. Pours with a glowing orange color and a small head. Looks filtered. Aroma is thin aceto, a bit of sour cherry, and a green apple acetone. All the aspects are there just seem a bit stripped down. Taste is even more stripped down with more aceto and acetone. I like the beer but I need something more behind that... well sometimes anyway. Its one dimensional but its a good dimension.
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear purple orange with a brief white head that settles to a thin coating. Nose is sour cherry, yeast, candi and pepper. Nostril stinging tartness. Prickly carb with a smooth medium body. Taste is cherry, lemonade and yeast. Dry finish with cranberry and dough. I loved the idea of this brew and it came through admirably even if a little pop-py.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CPLYFO 09. Bottle thanks to Northernbrews! Pours a pinkish violet body with a frothy head but fizzes down quite a bit to a film. Aroma is dark skinned tart cherries- almonds, cyanide, cherry wood mulch, more woody oak, light funk earth and dirt with Belgian yeasty phenolics- slight plastic but nice. Funky and horsey in the flavor slight cheese, lots of nice tart cherries, almond paste, slight salty bretty oxidation, Belgian yeast, doughy, phenolic and some olive brine mixing with a tart astringent sour cherry pit and a tart refreshing finish. Quite unique in a good way. Nice.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Cloudy, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Earthy, fruity aromatics of wood, bourbon and cherries. Medium to full-bodied with a bit of an abrasive mouthfeel. Sour, woodsy essences of fruit, cherries and cedar, not oak (for me). Lightly bitter, moderately tart, dry finish. Bottle provided by northernbrews! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles courtesy northernbrews. Pours a mostly clear dark rose color. A minimal, foamy white head leaves micro-spot lacing behind. Aromas include a somehwat candyish malt base with a big bourbon presence, along with a hefty amount of sour cherry and acidic citrus notes. Traces of mild brett funkiness are in there for good measure. The flavor follows suit, with sharp, tart cherry and citric lemon essence showing plenty of sourness, all working surprisingly nicely with the funky oak and vanilla laden bourbon. That candy tripel malt profile seems to have been eaten up by the wild yeast, as there’s really not much sweetness to be found (which is a good thing). Medium-bodied, semi-dry and tart, the palate shows just a touch overly hot, but is otherwise agreeable. This is a damn solid brew. These Big Rock guys make some nice stuff.
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
FRO Throwdown: Copper color, light carbonation. Bourbon and oak, funky and not sure if I can get any cherries on the nose. Oak is nicely presented. Sour and oaky with a kiss of bourbon at the finish and some weird unique barrel funk that I found hard to describe.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. clear reddish orange pour wtih a white head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, yeast, and tart cherries. Sour flavor with sour cherries, bourbon hints, funk and an acid finish. This was sour, but the true flavors of the beer came through and was enjoyable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the mighty hoppymeal - thanks, Derek! Dusky red/brown pour with a modest amount of prickly carbonation here. Nose is fairly soft skins/pits of dark cherries, tart but balanced out by the wood. Taste is very funky and astringent, more like Red Poppy than a tripel. Very tasty though!
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by puzzl via Eyedrinkale. Pours a reddish orange with a pinkish white head. Very cheesy aroma-some cheese rind, earthy barnyard, oak and a touch of subtle cherry skin tartness. Creamy on the palate. Starts with a lightly sweet vanilla-like oak note that mingles with lightly earthy brett. Some cheesy notes come through. The cherry is subtle but detectable and is more tart than sweet. Pretty tasty and interesting. Well done.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy northernbrews. Pours a clear light caramel orange colr, with a tiny white head. Smells of a nice blend of cherry, caramel cream, bourbon, and light tartness. the flavor is pretty tart up front, the cherry is evident as well, but the bourbon notes I got int he aroma, were nonexistent in the flavor. pretty solid brew overall.