dfroms (353) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottling. Pours pretty orange-red amber, small ring of bubbles. Aroma has held up well and is maybe my favorite part of this beer: dry sour cherry, oak, light red wine, orange, though also has some slightly volatile chemical notes. Taste is sour pie cherry and preserved lemon, lemon juice, some sweet malts too. Very nice.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Project Bottle; Pour is murky mahogany with a fine bubbled beige head into this glass. The head dissipates fairly quickly , into something more on the modest side, and retains well from there. The nose is acetic, modest cherry notes, moving to spicy oak, with some caramel malt presence here. The flavor profile starts slowly, but picks up steam to something tart and soured. Oaked notes kick it off with peppery spice, moving to caramel notes and feint earth, and then the cherry skins and cherry juices move it forward to souring notes of acetic and light lemon, finishing with a lingering tartness on the tongue - It’s not a perfect creation but I was overall impressed by this one
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (2011 project) in a taster. Pours amber/brown with a small head. Aroma of sourness, cherries, some oak, hints of spices, and some light darker malts. The sourness and the cherries dominate this, and they’re great. Average texture. A really cool beer.
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky brownish color with deep reddish hues and a light brown pinkish head. Aroma is mildly tart, oak, cherries. Flavor packs a sour punch, with cherry and other sour fruits. Light to medium body with a nice tart finish. Excellent sour ale!
ACD (672) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared. Brownish red, with pinky white head. Tart cherry nose, lots of wood and barrel, some sweeter more medicinal cherry too, twist of citrus. Good vibrant cherry taste, juicy, then more acidic, then drying. Good woody funk, more barrel notes. Cherry and wood linger. Good.
Zymurgeist2 (1114) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle in flight at Harry’s Hofbrau. Tart, mild cherry. Hazy brownish res with off white head that collars. Taste is overt cherry pie with sweet tarts finish. Semi-dry.
slowrunner77 (6089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"light cherry and sour/funky aroma followed by a rather light feel and flavor as well. 2008 bottling...wondering if the cherry and or sour aspects have faded a bit. still tasty. nothing wrong with this beer, but it was the most expensive beer of the night and i’m scoring it lower than just about all of the others. i was expecting a little more fruit and/or sour/tartness. slightly fresher = slightly better, but the apricot kicks this one butt :)"
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Foggy guava color, fine grained head. Wine bottle, bad label. Sour fruity, lambicky aroma. Tongue - curling sourness. Kicks tail. ’Nuff said. Thanks to the fellow Ratebeerians @ Baby Proof.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at a bottle share. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, funk, and barrel. Very nice.
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber red color with aromas of sour cherries, light funk, some malt and more sourness. Flavors were light cherries, and some sourness, nothing that is going to peel your tooth enamel away, but a nice mix of tart cherries, and sourness.
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour from a bottle is a nice dark rich Ber with a strong sour aroma. Taste is a strong sour with a hint of tart cherries. After taste is a dry tart.