craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. I was lucky enough to get a bottle of this from my father who was traveling through Missoula, MT. This is an excellent cherry strong ale... Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Aromas of honey and cherries... nice medium body and very smooth over the palate. Thick cherry flavors dominate the palate... but not overly so. Pleasant aftertaste lingers. Overall, a very good beer that is not easily obtainable - so if you see it - grab one.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle this pours dark red/copper with a soft white head. Belgian dubbelesk, spicy, with a dark cherry sweetness to the finish. Roasted pecans and brown sugar in the flavor. The cherry flavor isn’t overwhelming, and the spiciness of the yeast esters compliments it well. A bit more sourness or acidity would give this more of a lambic edge and really improve it in my opinion. But on its own this is a solid beer.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer is murky medium brown-orange colored with a large, frothy, white head that diminishes.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, moderate caramel, toasted nuts; Hoppy with light notes of lemon zest and tea; Yeasty with light note of dough; Miscellaneous note of trace vinous sour cherry.<P>
The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with an average-length, lightly sweet finish. Honey rets.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish amber with a minimal light pink head. Aromas of light cherry, carmel and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, light cherry and a hint of wood with a dry finish.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. pours reddish, with cherries and honey in the nose and flavor. a pretty decent beer.