TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a well hazed murky brownish red hue, copper and darker body show a gentle reddish cherry glow on the edges. Still dark, a frothy tannish head atop stays very bubbly, sticks around well. Aromas are firmer oak presence, gentle bready and biscuity malts. Touches of tart cherry, mellow funk and gentle odd yeastiness at times. A bit more viable than the other bottle we opened. Initial is lighter end of the fold, perhaps a touch underbodied with some decent jabs of tartness, lactic notes hit with cherries and lemons, some citric acidity. Middle is a bit bready, oaky with some touches of carmelized and biscuity malts. Still, it doesnít hold up, quickly into a more tart and sour backend, gentle funk and spice at times. The tartness here grows a bit, offering a much more enjoyable experience than the previous beer. Some gentle bready malts, funk step in, a bit odd and off at times (kinda symbolizing that you still need to recognize itís still CIB). But overall, itís drinkable. Nose is a bit more on but still has issues, beer itself is ok.
alexsdad06 (3827) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin bubbly ring. The aroma had tart cherries with skins, acidity, some vegetal notes and some chemical character. The flavor has tart cherry, sweet caramel, light vinegar, hints of vegetal and some chemicals. Not as bad as advertised, but not something to seek out.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Ethan around the campfire Saturday night while hanging with Rudy, Mike, Erin, and some others. This was the last beer we hoisted and toasted to Walt with for the night. Thought it would be the last beer we had that night, but of course other things got opened. But I had to put this up for 6k instead of whatever would have naturally lined up there. The whole fest seemed to have Walt influences. Rudy and I kept seeing dudes that looked just enough like Walt to freak us out. Then Ethan broke out this beer that some guy had traded him. Neither party involved knew the CIB lust that showed up here on RB lately. Didnít matter. Rudy and I were pumped. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a very thin white head. Smells a bit of spaghetti-oís, like a few other CIBs Iíve tried. Soft cherry aromas. Just on the thin side of medium bodied. Tart cherries, a bit vegetal, tart acid, lingering acid with cherries and paper. Not terrible, not great. Didnít matter. We drank this thing for Walt. Some people leave little ripples like a pebble dropped in a puddle. Walt left waves. Like someone dropped two cannonballs into that puddle. That was probably just Walt dunking his enormous nuts, which probably were in fact steel cannonballs. To Walt Powell, the tallest man I ever met!
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark red color with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour yeast and tart cherry aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & tart flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer for style.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle sent by pepsican- thanks, Bro! Pours a hazy, almost muddy amber color with a big off-white head. Aroma of vegetables (seems to be a CIB thing), oak, muddled funk, spices- messy and odd. Hard to pin down individual notes. Flavor of sour mash, lemon juice, sour candy; has more tartness than any other CIB beers. Not much in the way of cherry, though. Medium-bodied, with a sour mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not a very good sour, but not as bad as others have said, either. Better than Breast Beer.
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by phaleslu. Smells of sour fruit. Pours a reddish orange with minimal off white head. This beast is SOUR and amazing. Flavored of sour cherry and wood.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (dregs)Ö RBWG 2013Ö Murky caramel-colored ale with a fat-bubbled, white head. The aroma offers vanilla, cherries, bread dough and a pleasant acidic nuance. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart and loaded with bread dough. Surprisingly, this is not at all fruity. Finishes tangy, bready, then somewhat raspy and dry. Much better than expected.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
another Iowa treat courtesy of randomgarbage
Pours a fanta red color with minimal head. Aromas of burnt rubber, some fruit, band aids. Taste is sweet, minimal tartness with a finish like you just got ass raped. And not in the good way.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus - whoever brought this deserves to drink a full 750ml of CIB by his (or her!) self. Pours cloudy, golden-brown with a filmy head. Big acetic nose, plenty of plastic and leaves. Medium sweet flavor, certainly tart, with more plastic and leafy bitterness, along with astringent alcohol and berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tart finish, mildly warming, with lingering plastic. Terrible, but still maybe the best of the CIB bunch.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Probably the best CIB beer, but thats like saying i have the funniest cancer .. .
thin foam, spots of lacing .. . has a mild tartness, some cherry .. . thin mouth .. . .
tastes as i would imagine a dead clowns dick would taste like