yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry wooden and slight caramelish. Roasted malty and caramelish. Lingering dark roasted caramel. Dry caramelish and wooden vanilla like finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy pink/-amber body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, wood, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, some cough syrup, alcohol, and some earthiness with a dry finish.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle, thanks acrdz) Hazy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some caramel. Taste is sweet, cherry, alcohol. Medium-full body, some effervescence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: July 11, 2009
Appearance: hazy red, creamy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet cherry aroma, a littly musty and moldy but not in a bad way, light tartness
Flavor: dry cherry flavor, light sweetness balanced by light tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Aroma of slightly sour cherry over roasted malt. White head that doesn’t last long. A cherry amber or copper color. Smooth, fairly full bodied, with creamy carbonation. There’s a note like a bit of Brett. Or wood. Or cherry pits. It’s got an underlying sweetness after the initial unsweetness. Sweet brown fruits come up. Not at all sticky sweet, just not entirely unsweet. Finally finishes cherry/woody. Leaves a woody bitter ending. It’s pretty dry en fin.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours hazy amber-red with a moderate, off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with maltiness. Sweet flavor, with some cherry, wood, some caramel. Medium body with light warmth. Some earthy bitterness in the finish with sweet, caramel malts. Not bad.
Ratman197 (9034) - 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.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mahagony pour. Odd cherry syrup or preserve flavor mixed with a typical beer. Flavor is cherry. Not overly sweet and pretty boring to speak of.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. 2008 vintage, bottle 580. Pours murky amber with a large pillowy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big toffee malts, faint cherries and other fruits. The taste is cherries, earthy notes and a tart finish. Good beer. 4600th rating!
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a lightly hazy red/orange with a short-lived white head. Fruity artificial cherry flavoring and harsh, boozy grain alcohol in the nose. Boozy, sweet, alcoholic mess of a flavor: twangy, syrupy, fuesal, on top of some stale cherry flavoring, ugh… just not that good at all.