BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like cherry sour patch kids, this is for you. Very cherry, very tart, very good. Had this on tap - had a nice head - color was hard to really tell due to the darkness of the pub. VERY sweet - a bit much for my normal drinking pleasure, but the sweetness was appropriate given how tart it is. Overall, very good.
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours deep ruby red with a small tan head. Lots of tart/sour cherries with a nice woody finish. Finishes dry. Nice.
hivemind (691) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8-oz draft at Rattle w Erica. Pours deep red/purple with small head and leaves a vapory lacing on the glass. Aroma is faint fruit but little tart; taste is a grapey/winey tart explosion with long legs, which I always enjoy with sours. Good.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap @ the Common Table.
Deep red pour with a decent off-white head. Lots of oak in the nose with cherry, cocoa, and vanilla - flavor is tart cherry with some funk and wood. Really well done sour!
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cheeky Monk in Denver. Deep dark copper with light haze, and a small tan head. Aroma of earthy sourness, slight dairy funk, and cherries. Taste started a little too sour but it clamed down in the middle. Dry throughout. Flavor tones of earthy malt characters, but it interrupts the tart cherry goodness, and it doesn’t come out sweet enough. Sourness is almost lemony, or citric. I wasnt a fan.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color with a red hue. No one from TN should ever say hue but I done did it. Aroma is amazing, sour cherries, apples, vinegar, nutmeg. Flavor is very sour with cherries, apples, spices. Face pukering sour. Id do a keg stand with this seriously. Amazing. Why did I only get a 4oz pour.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is so tart with a full berry sweetness and nice long funky linger. Deep cherry red with little head from a growler (yeah!!!) Very bright sour noise. It is almost teeth gratingly sour. Fruit pits. Earth. Dry finish. Really nice. Glad i have another half growler.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby pour with eggy compact head. Nose is sour cherry. Medium body. Super sour cherry. Slighly bitter finish.
Similar vein to rodenbach or monks cafe. Very tasty!
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Issacs. Red pour with a strong aroma of cherry and acid.
Again cherries appear in the taste with a mild, vanilla, wood and bit tart finish. Real Good!
KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AROMA: Big nose, very lovely, fruity, sour (red cherries), something else working there, not sure about coca but vanilla is likely, has an elusive quality;
APPEARANCE: dark brown red - wonderful and clear, not much head or lacing, slightly off white, nicely effervescent though;
TASTE: sour full, big mouth, very tart;
PALATE: Long sour finish;
OVERALL: Robust and complex indeed