Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snifter at the brewery.
A: Dark cherry red with hints of plum. No head (from barrel). Sticks to glass.
N: Bing cherry. Leather,tobacco. Decent sourness level. Vinous with some pinot noir grape.
T: Dead ringer for a pinot noir/burgundy. Cherry, leather, dirt, tobacco. Jammy with currants. Dried cranberries.This is really quite accomplished.
M: Coating for a heavier body, again reminiscent of the reds.
O: Color me shocked. This isn’t one for the lactic crowd, but one for the wine drinker. Good stuff.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark red in color with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk and peppery yeast. Funky cherry flavor with some lemony sourness before a peppery yeast finish.
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers!
APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak.
TASTE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak. Very nice!
Beerman6686 (5333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a Ruby red color with a white head. Aroma was of tart cherries skins, Brett, and mild vinegar. Flavor similar, not overly sour or acitoney.
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stone Oakquinox. Deep cherry red/purple pour, with an off white head. Intense cherry juice flavor, tart, wood, white vinegar, and lots of deep red fruit. Nice strong cherry sour.
tmongoose (1672) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 shared poured a dark garnet red with no head at all. the initial aroma is a beautiful sour cherry with funk. absolutely delish to the nose. the flavor was a straight up sour cherry funky cherry with some alcohol on the end glass of nectar from the gods. absolutely amazing sour cherry beer. the tartness of the cherries was amazing. love this one.
deekyn (1367) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny dark purpley red with no head. Nose is cascade all the way. Funky, a chemical touch, that special cascade nastiness, well that's too much, but you know. Cascady is the name of the game. Weird frosting and black cherry koolaid. Sour but not as agro as other cascades. Sweet pretty balanced palate. Taste is cascade profile, black cherry koolaid, tart cherries, lactic acid, lemon juice. Taste is aggressive sour as are all cascades.
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like a chocolate covered cherries. Deep cherry red. Smooth rich cherry that the sour grows out of, along your jaw. Left over tartness sticks around.
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Personal contribution to the “pre-club 54 tasting”. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. 2012 Vintage. Very dark red fruit appearance, little in the way of head. Nose is thick dark fruits, lactic, quite puckering, lots of skins, some age,… Taste is dark fruits, puckering wine, very sour, lots of sour cherry skins, some dusty age,… Puckering vinegary body. Pretty good even if I had some higher hopes.
bhensonb (12455) - 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.
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer &Tap Room. Pours blood red with no head and an intense cherry and treacle aroma. There is a dry cherry flavor with an oak finish. This is a very unusual brew that is a pleasure to drink.