pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 On draught at Bailey’s 11/12/2012. One of the best krieks that I have had. Sweet cherry flavor offset by a pleasing sourness. On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary 9/6/14. 2012 vintage. Still amazing. The sourness has plum and chocolate undertones that work with the cherries.
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle. Deep amber. A bit of reddish flecks. Deep caramel aroma. Deep cherry. Oak. Taste is strong oak and bitterness. Tart cherry. Bitter. Caramel malt. Medium body. Low carbonation. Heavy malt, oak, and a deep cherry flavor. I expected something fresher, I guess.
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Tart cherry, touch of vanilla and dark malts with a woody note. Deep brown with no head. Tart, soured malts and some cherry notes. Lots of soured malts and a touch of the bourbon barrel.
emacgee (4486) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt copper with some ruby tones and one finger of tan head. Great nose, dense cherries and wood, dutch cocoa, acidic and some cherry pits. Woody in the flavor with cherry and fruit. Nice balanced acidity with a slight vanilla note. Moderate carbonation and acidity.
neepsntatties (1578) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...cloudy amber brown with no head. Nose...fruity with "a nutty Edam cheese"--Miles from "Sideways". Palate...tart, tangy, sappy and brisk with loads of cherry and yeasty fruits. The tanginess lingers and carries through the tart finish.
andrewje41 (2038) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Brouwers Cafe as part of their sour fest. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a short fizz head. Sour dark fruit and cherry aroma. Flavor is cherry, oak, raisin, and a little cinnamon. Has its hints of sweetness, but finishes on a big tart note. Very nice kriek. Awesome beer.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, oak, cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with strong cherry skin, oak, funk, light sourness and dry finish.
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. The aroma has dark cherries, richness, wild bugginess, vinegar and pithiness. It has a medium crisp body that is a bit rich and has semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with rich cherries, chocolate and oaky barrel traits. The finish has the tartness and fruity aspect still, but there is a bit of malt there balancing. Great beer.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bobby at Monday Night Tasting. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose/taste of dark cherry, oak, caramel, sour funk and light vinegar. Medium body. Smooth.
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby pour with tan head. Nice tart cherry aroma. Dark full cherry, touch of balsamic flavors.
GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby brown with an off-white head. Aroma is cherry, marzipan, dates, brown sugar, sour candy, hint of bourbon. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet and thick on the palate with a balancing fruity sourness. Taste is black cherries, dates, bourbon, fruitcake, Black Forest cake, sour candy.