madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Thanks again to Bruce for pulling out another scarce one. Slight haze on this dark red beer, residual apricot coloured head! Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Nice Duchesse Du Bourgogne vibe here - with added tangy cherry! All right!
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce for bringing this back from his travels. Pours dark, blood red with a fine, pink foam head - looks rather fetching. Sweaty cherry nose, good and funky. Medium sweet flavor with bitter cherry pits, good funk, some jammy berries, highly acetic. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tangy finish, funky and acetic, more tart cherry and bitter pits. Good stuff.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blood red pour with a white head. Big cherry aroma of fruit flesh and skins. Sweet fruits, a touch of grass, and a light lactic tartness. Maybe a hint of vinegar. The flavor has a good fruit/cherry sweetness and lots of cherry skin character. Some oak, a bit of grass, and a bit of lemon juice.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours like a nice cab or zin. A very deep inhale produces a near-homicidal burst of astringent cherry. Med body or better. Flavor is like a very good red wine, except it’s cherry and a tad tart. Woody oak fits.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a deep reddish brown body with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, oak, and grass. Flavor of cherry, vinous, lacto, raspberries, pedio, pomegranate, and oak.
Ratman197 (11767) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of pinkish amber foam. Aromas of cherry, barnyard funk and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cherry, toffee, light barnyard and light earthiness with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cascade, pours a dark purplish red with a small light brown head. Aroma of sour cherries, complex oak barrels and more tart cherries. Flavour is huge on the tart cherries, accentuated well by the oak barrels, some moderate tannins and wood. Big tartness, but in no way undrinkable. High complexity – the oak barrels expertly bring out the tart cherry complexity. Excellent stuff.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep reddish pour with purple tinges. Head is reddish/pink. Aroma is fruity, jammy, sweet tarts, berries and cherry. Sour up front but that gives way to
a huge jammy flavor of berries and cherry. Se lactic sourness. Nice!!
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a reddish/brownish color with a small sized head. Cherries, lighter woodiness, caramel, some vanilla, and some funk. Lighter vinegar.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bottle... Murky blood-red ale with a tiny, creamy, pink head. The aroma consists of fruity black cherries, caramel, red wine and a mild note of ethanol. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor offers fruity black cherries, tart sour cherries and a modest measure of ethanol. Finishes fruity and lightly boozy. No real oak component here. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!