Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle from the brewery. Served in a snifter.
A: Brackish brown color with a very, very thin reddish-white lacing. Clings to the glass for a bit before gliding down.
N: Deep whiffs of tart cherries, some sweetness of oak and vanilla from the bourbon, and a slight acetic element. However, this one leans more towards the former and less towards the latter.
T: Sour oaked beer. The cherries lend the tartness to the beer, and then there’s a depth of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and honey. Some cranberry and some acetone, some dark berries in the very back.
M: Medium mouthfeel which contains more than its fair share of carbonation. No alcohol presence and a very pleasing level of sourness.
O: A balanced candy of a beer. A complementing mixture of sweet and sour. I would take this over the Dissident or Earthmonk every day of the week. Recommended.
djd07 (4587) - 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 (4398) - 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 (9882) - , 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 (4057) - 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 (1512) - 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.
Salmoniform (1139) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from tap to glass. Hazy reddish brown hue with tan head that lingered in a moderate ring. Aroma is pie cherries and buttered popcorn. Mouthfeel is decent with a moderate light body but low carbonation. Taste is dry with a buttery slickness throughout the finish and lingers on the palate. Overall this is a buttered popcorn diacetyl bomb. Not impressed.
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thick hazy salmon tinted brown with little head. Sweet toasted caramel malt aroma with strong notes of cherry pie. Flavor is very dry and bitter. Cherry is a bit subtle. Tartness overpowers with woody lemon peel notes.
douglas88 (6615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 from the brewery. Pours a cloudy red color with a medium white head. A sweet woody nose with some big cherry. The flavor is oak, vanilla, sour sawdust, tart cherries, some mellow old Briun elements. Good.
mcberko (7831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours a robust pinkish ruby red with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma of cherries and bourbon barrels. Flavour brings out cherries upfront, transitioning towards bourbon barrels, finishing boozy and bourbony. Weird combination between the cherries and bourbon, but it works. Solid.
Alphadelic (1829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful smooth sour cherry nose. Super dry, a little vanilla, heaps of fresh cherry and stalky woodiness.