daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish brown color with an off white head. Flavors of balamic, wood, cherries, ligh lemony notes, some aspirin flavors. Loved it.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ari, thanks! Pours a very cloudy amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light sour cherry note with a bit of backing oak and funk. Flavor starts with a nice sour cherry note with a bit of barrel and a light funk note that come out in the finish.
drewbeerme (3644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazed amber brown with white head. Aroma cherry pits, sweat, Brett. Flavors Bretty, cherry, some vinegar, bit dirty, long sour finish. Nicer cherry and less vinager than the others had today which implies their barrel program might be getting better.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Shared by Al Alvarez, boy! Pours a rich well hazed pour, brownish and mellow glow on the edges. A frothy tannish head atop laces ok. Aromas are cherries, toffee, toast. Some oak, gentle vinegar, red wine, faint balsamic. Really in check, well done. Initial is richly done, sour cherries, red wine, balsamic, and nice oak. Gentle vanilla, touches of sour fruit take hold. Nice sour element, red wine, some vinegar. Touches of sourness, richer red wine flavor into the backend. Nice richer flavors, more balanced as far as the acidity, good cherry flavors, red wine. Finish is tart, red wine, oak. Nice beer. Thanks, guys!
blklab2007 (1617) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red wax bottled 9/12 on the label. Pour has a very dark red amber color with a one finger off white head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has sour cherry, barrel wood, and medium acidity. Mouth feel is medium light and there is light carbonation. Flavor again has a well done tart cherry, medium acidity, and some wood. Not the best in the series.
thome50 (573) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep purple with minimal carbonation even with an aggressive pour. Light tan bubbles. Aroma is cheery to grape with some slight baby diaper funk. Taste is more cherry wine like than anything. Some tart sour notes. Overall, ok but still nothing to write home about.
RamyG4 (226) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jay at Paulís tasting. Cloudy reddish brown beer. Aroma is sour, lots of cherries and oak. Taste is well balanced, sour but nicely sweet, good cherry flavor, dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle @Paulís Blind Stout tasting shared by j12601-thin tan-cloudy amber. A-tart cherry, sour, vinegar, crisp, med malt. T-tart cherry, sour, vinegar, crisp, med malt.
ben4321 (2991) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: It has a clean, tart nose with some sour cherries and a little funk
Appearance: Pours a dark brownish-red color with a fairly small head
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, with tart/sour fruits and some funky yeasty
Palate: This beer has a clean, almost slick feel on the mouth, and finishes a little tart
Thanks to j12601 for bringing this! I really liked this beer, it had some really interesting component for sure. Iím really glad I got to try this one.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours hazy amber with a thin head. Tart and acidic, with cherry, light wheaty notes, and a dry and tart finish. Good stuff.