Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Barrel House. Pours a clear Rosé wine color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, oak and vanilla. Full-bodied with a midlly boozy character and flavors of tart cherries, caramel malt, Hawaiian Punch and yeast. The finish is lightly sour with a cherry and yeast aftertaste. Comes perilously close to becoming a mess but it works for me, enjoyable beer.
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh cherries, bourbon, hearty Cascade yeast. Sourness bites after each sip, imparting black cherries and boozy fruits. A bit hot for a Cascade sour, but man, this is good.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pinkish-red pour with a white head. Big cherry aroma. Kind of a cherry pie and spice thing going on. Lemon, caramel, and brown sugar. Some vanilla, oak, and a touch of fruit punch sweetness. The flavor is a bit sweet as well with lots of cherry and fruit punch. Mild spice notes, caramel, sugar, and vanilla. Some lactic sourness and lemon notes, oak, and a hint of grass.
Jow (2202) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the epic AZ crew’s driveway tasting. This was 11.32%? quite drinkable for that abv. nose of cherries and some lactic tartness. tastes of lots of cherries, some general fruit punch, grass, floral, maybe some cough syrup, woody and little sourness. touch of bourbon sweetness on finish. i quite enjoyed thanks fellas
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by melliot! Pours reddish color with loads of cherry, cherry pie and some of the noyeaux in the nose. Taste is tart and delicious. Man this was tasty.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour, pinkish head. Cherries, sugar, oak, light tannins, hints of stone fruit, sweet up front and the middle, overripe fruit and very faint sourness that dances in between the sweet flavors.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Def a bit of a letdown, its a beer that is too complex for its own good. I iwould rather just straigh noyeax.
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 oz on tap at the barrel house.
A: Fruit punch red with a thin white lacing. Not much to say in the way of legs.
N: Lots of candied cherries, almost to the point of being Jolly Rancher ’flavored’. Hints of peach and apricot with a lot more of the sugars coming out. Doesn’t smell particularly sour. I get a little bit of vanilla in th bottom of this, but damn, it is absolutely dominated by sweet cherries.
T: Really sweet. There’s a moderate sourness here, but it’s mostly just sweet and acidic.
M: Plenty of alcohol. There’s a heft and an oiliness to this which is slightly off putting. I really have no idea how to grade this. It’s a big huge beer, so it should be heavier.
O: Hawaiian fruit punch with vodka. That’s my serious description of this. It’s absolutely a confection which you should have with dessert.