JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Caponeís. Interesting reddish-brown color with a spicy, rye-cherry aroma that is quite inviting. Flavor went from rye and hop bitterness to sweet and back. Lots of spices here to confuse the palate. Cool to try, but not really my thing - too many pumpkin beers have ruined me for this style in 09.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st May 2010
Cloudy brown beer. Frothy biscuit coloured head. Lightly sour nose. Soft and dry palate. Immediate sour fruity herbs. Sour enough to raise an eyebrow but nowhere near pucker levels. The Vermouth herbs and spices really sing through and complement the sourness. The finish is soft and dry and redolent of Vermouth. Fruity, lightly herby and spicy and unusual. Pretty good!
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not that familiar with the taste of a Manhattan but this was pretty good. Balanced aroma and flavor between a hint of spice, some fruit, light almost tart flavor and some wood. Very nice light winey aspect to it, a little bit of alcohol and a touch of vegetable flavor. Interesting.
maneliquor (1557) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the blind tiger. Smells like a sour fruitcake. Berries, raisins, rye, and the rittenhouse coming through. Super easy drinking sour with a slightly tarty finish with sour cherries
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange-ish brown with a thin head. Fruity sweet aroma with some brandy like notes. The flavor has brandy fruity notes, raisins, a woody hint, and a light hint of tartness. Solid stuff.
BrewBoxer (1232) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a ruby red with no head. Smells of fruit, cherries and wine. Tastes like a manhattan! Really unique and interesting. Really enjoyable
Scouser (210) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell just like fruit cake! Sweet and malty almost cherry aroma. Pours a dark reddish brown with beige head that disappears quick. Taste like it smells, fruit cake! Brandy, cherries, alcohol. An interesting drink!
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Floral and fruity aroma. Bronze coloured a little hazy in appearance and strong in alcohol. Initially sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a lasting malt finish.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Rustico.
Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. Nose brings a bunch of spicy rye and a bit of booze. The taste is quite zesty and really gives off the cocktail vibe. Feel is a bit dry and quite a bit of rye is noticeable. Drinks okay and it is well executed, just not sure that I really like it all that much.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
Butters (3321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the first brewvival festival. Near clear amber pour. Tasted like a christmas beer with lots of nutmeg. I guess that could be the rye. Pretty tasty stuff actually. Hides the alcohol fairly well too.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from GABF 2010. Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a small fading whitish head. The aroma is very interesting - sweet candy, spicy rye, oak, herbs, spices, and cherries. Lots going on, and it is a little Manhattan-like. The flavor is better than any Manhattan Iíve tried. Really tasty. Somewhat sweet with cherry and vinous notes, vermouth, rye, and oak. Definitely on the sweet side, but in this case, it works. Medium-full body with average carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. This was one hell of an interesting beer. Really unique and enjoyable.