RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to miketd for sharing. Aroma: Burnt popcorn, Fresh and dried cranberries, light barnyard funk, oak. Nice tartness in the smell. Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color and murky. Khaki colored head was small and foamy with fair retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Roasted grains/burnt popcorn, cranberry juice, dried cherries, woody oakiness. Funk is light with a barnyard/horse sweat character. Nice tartness and a dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: This was alright, but didn’t really wow me. The burnt grain aroma/flavor didn’t really mesh well with the funk and tart. Cranberry flavors were there, but could have been more pronounced.
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-08-14. Dark brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is fruity, cherry and cranberry notes. Flavour is very lightly sour, cherry and cranberry fruit. Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Decent. Bottle (possibly several years old?) at Campground Brewdown.
jredmond (6512) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul at Proletariat. Pours a deep, murky body. Aroma is tart, dark fruits cranberries and light vinegar on the nose. Mouthfeel is light and tart with notes of sour fruit, tart cranberries, vinegar, grain and light tart lemons. Nice.
Jow (2841) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe I was getting drunk by this point but I really enjoyed this older bottle brought by dicksonbeer. pours brownish ruby with nose of tart cranberry. tastes of cranberry skins, lemon juice, pale mat, vinous fruits, touch minerally, and some vinegar. not overly tart but pretty pleasant
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. This one grew on me the longer I drank it...needed a few to really open up. Cranberries, some wood, caramel, and some funkiness. Subtle and soft at first and again, as it opened up, got much better.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a smaller off white head. Aroma of toffee, tart cranberries and some barnyard funk. Flavor of tart cranberries, some toasted malt, light oak and cherries.
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to MrChopin for this one!! Strange aroma of olives, salt, cod, and touches of tart cranberry fruit. Flavor brings much of the same, with odd minerality and salty olive presence. Just bizarre.
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep garnet amber with some cloudy white head. Nice nose, tart, cranberry, dandelion greens, some acetic acid, light vinegar. Flavor is weak, watery, light vinegar, acetic acid, watery finish.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle thanks to MrChopin. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Earthy aroma with tart berry notes. The taste is tart berries and earthy notes. More fruit in the finish. Medium bodied.
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent brown-ruby, light white head, heavy lacing. Nose is lightly dusty, bit of dry fruit. Flavor is very watery, light cranberry, lightly dry, earthy rainwater finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by MrChopin: Pours a clear dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted malty nose with some tart fruity notes and a touch of vinous oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a touch of sweet pale malts and vinous fruitiness before a tart balance in the drier finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.