hopscotch (10118) - 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)… RBWG 2013… 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.
callmemickey (3663) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Murky amber body, medium to large off-white head, soapy lacing. Plastic, metal, rancid cherries, and week-old tomato soup. Medium bodied, rough.
PhillyCraft (4067) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was our "yard beer", by yard beer I mean everyone that got some pretty much tossed it all over the yard just so they didn’t have to smell or taste it for fear of suicide. The only beer I didn’t bother to rate but it was gross, acid, mothball, and shit
jredmond (6382) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a deep hazy Amber with thick off white lacing. Aroma is funky hardware store, tomatoe soup and sour fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to full with awful chemical character, tomatoe soup and prunes and raisins.
djd07 (6206) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy red copper with small off white head. The aroma is hairspray and plastic. Medium mouth with light tart cherry and plastic. Best cib beer on the trip.
M82 (407) - Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark cherry body momentarily supports a fizzing, fading, frothy, medium-light khaki head, which very nearly achieves complete dissipation
Aromas and flavors of tart-sour-juicy red, orange, yellow, and blue fruit with a touch of pure sourness complimented by cool minty accents over a mellow layer of wine marinated beef on a mildly spritzy, smooth, medium-light body offering juicy strawberry-cherry-blueberry-orange residuals with balanced sweet-tart character
Another CIB beer which seems to be the victim of reviewers allowing others’ statements to guide their own words, I felt this was an enjoyable brew with well-balanced, acidic, sweet and sour character
beastiefan2k (2861) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle forced upon us but Prufrock, or I should say, bottle nicely gotten for me to tick by Chris. Just like expected, its poorly made high octane autolysis with cherry hints on the nose. The flavor is less autolysis and actually some decent sourness and a slightly fresh cherry finish. If the beer was all like the very end of the flavor that would be da bomb. Thanks again Chris.
andrewje41 (1417) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour split at a tasting event. Pours a dark ruby red with a thin patchy head. Bit of a dark fruit aroma. Decently sour right away. Overly sweet cherry flavor with an almost sweet wine like finish. Not what I expected, but definitely doesn’t deserve the hate it is getting. Decent sour beer.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, "thanks" to the Nielsens for sharing. Pours hazy brown with a thick beige head that leaves rocky lace. The nose is sweet malty brown sugar, sweet maraschino, and grenadine. The flavor is oxidized, but overly sweet with grenadine, brown sugar, and maraschino cherry, only a bit of tartness at all. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation, and a long oxidized maraschino cherry finish.
jackl (5811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Thanks to the Nielsens for the garbage. Amber pour with a small head. Pretty farty, unappealing nose. Artificial berry concentrate. Taste is similar. Soupy and muddled. Not outright terrible, but fairly unappetizing.
dmac (4735) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle that Max suckered me into trying during RBWG GT. Poured a muddy dirty brown with a frothy light beige very spotty head. Aroma starts of like ketchup and mustard combined then some sweet honey and alcohol. Thinner body that actually seems thinner the more you sip it. Flavor isn’t much better than the aroma but a little ketchup mustard than aroma and a little more fruit. Blah this is bad.