baraciisch (1811) - USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish, orange tan in color... Aroma of bourbon, cherries, apricot... Flavor is amazingly complex, cherry is extremely prevalent, maraschino variety, bourbon, apricots... Really interesting, enjoyable... Had better from them though
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nuplastikk (4334) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by jlruthven. Very pleasant cherry. Amber-orange body. Interesting pronounced cherry flavors...almost like Maraschino. Non-traditional, really captures some mixed drink flavors surprisingly. Somewhat boozy, but still really enjoyable.
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx gramity! Glorious cascade! Massive sour cherry mess, vinegar, found twigs, pineapple, white vinegar, pear, can’t nail the pungent spice but it is all great. Great flavour and zero hint of %, dirty cherry, dirt, funk, light leather, sour greatness!
dfearnley (940) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Apricot, cherry, lemon, and spice.
Pinkish amber, and a bubbly white head.
Taste is tart cherry, bourbon, and lemon.
Ferris (3890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sour cherries, funky and a bit medicinal. Cloudy orange red with no real head. Light cherry funk, lemon and a bit medicinal. Nice but I like there other stuff a bit better.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy murky amber, murky bown, white head. Nose is funky, farmyard, sugary, leather, vanilla, very light bourbon whisky, cherry. Mainly sweet but with some light malt vinegar sour . Taste is funky, sour, white sugar, full rich and sour. Strong white sugar sweetness and then vinegar sour. Soft sweet rich and full flavoured. Very good beer.
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will! Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, and tart. Thin mouthfeel with strong cherry skin and oak with tart finish. Very good.
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I obtained this bottle in a trade with a great trader @thebeerprophet. Brought this to a bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy very dark peach color. Good amount of head on the first pour that dissipated fairly quickly. Second pour got more head than the first. Nice medium white collar. Aroma is very earthy/woody and sweet-tart cherry blend. Taste is amazing. Very similar to the aroma, with some of the caramel/wood coming out. Mouthfeel is viscous for a sour; like chewing an overripe marischino cherry. Nice carbonation despite the low head. Pretty thick body. So glad I traded for this to share with good people.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to mverity! Pours a hazy golden orange with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is lactic sourness, earthy musk, sweet cherries, and whiskey. Taste is funky sour awesomeness, wow. Odd but great, bubbly carbonation, lasting sweetness. Amazing, no idea at all it was that high of an abv.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy cherries and citrus pulp meet pediococcus funk along the way before settling into a dry and bubbly splash of acidity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the endearing orange-y red.
-The spiciness is reminiscent of some Christmas-y treatments.
-Pedio is thankfully not sticking for the long run; it adds a touch of funk early on, but quickly dissipates.
-The acidity makes the alcohol a no-show.