JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from State Line. Another fine entry in the Woods series. Handsome pour, a light brown with a healthy pinkish streak in it and a fairly thin carbonation. Lots of oak in the nose, a la Enigma, with vanilla, sherry, and wet wood. Very understated cherry flavors but still tart, young dark fruit and and skins. Mildly acetic but overall quite mellow and well balanced.
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rusty penny pour with hints of bright tangerine and deep mahogany. Very cherry-forward with grape skin and the same apple pie filling flavor found in the kriek. Some cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla accompanying dusty oak. Really good.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A fun fruity beer that is astringent, dry and woody. Original creation.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Consumed approximately 9 months after purchase
The look: Cloudy rusty-orange topped by a short lived off-white head
In long: Nose is dusty, almost rustic, with notes of ground cherries. Again in the taste, the fruity character of the beer is mostly ground cherries and not regular cherries. A light sweetness reminiscent of pie crust. I also got dried fruits of all kinds. Also plenty of wheat, wood, dust, quite a bit of oak tannins. The beer is very astringent without being particularly sour or acidic, just very tannic. This beer was just “different” and fun. And despite the astringency/tannic nature of the beer I thought this was highly drinkable and I drank my 750ml in record time. Bonus points for drinkability and originality. I’m really enjoying the new line of wood aged beers by Cisco but they are unfortunately a bit too expensive. If I was Cisco I would import child slave labor from India to increase production and lower the cost and … oh my god, I just realized I’ve been holding my moral compass upside down.
OldGrowth (2905) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Luke’s Liquors. Good aroma, tart. cherry, funk. Little sweet malt now and again. Tad hazed brownish orange. Non head or lace.sour flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, sour finish. Good. Got better as warmed.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25oz bottle from the shop. Excited to try this one, pours a nice lighter red hue, clearer than expected. The cherry is potent in the nose, a little acidic too. Once it hits the palate the flavors are a bit all over the place. I got a real bready cherry pastry flavor more than anything else. The oak barrels must have imparted a bit too much since the cherry was light and delicate, which was fine, just not what I was expecting. Decent offering, but high price tag might not have people running to it. Not sure if this one would get any better with time.
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle. Rosé color. Cherry, vanilla, oak and marzipan in the aroma. Sweetish sour flavor. Cherry, oqak. vanilla, lemon and marzipan. Thinnish, but pleasant, well rounded and very drinkable.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky pink smells of sour cherries, vinegar and funk. Taste: Sour fruit, cherries, apples and some funkyness. Rather crisp with a decent amount of pucker. Thanks to Tim for sharing this one!
jtclockwork (10619) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pinkish red. Nose/taste of Brett, tart black cherries and cherry vinegar. Lightish to medium body. Moderate tartness.
anders37 (19063) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber reddish color with a fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity woody cherry aroma. Fruity fresh slightly tart cherry flavor with woody hints. Has a fruity woody cherry finish.
SudsMcDuff (6751) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was one of the standouts of the day, thanks Dave! .. . Pours a deep brown, medium foam .. . cherry, sherry skin, light tart funk, and wheat filled oak barrel .. . i could drink this all day, this is the session wild ale all of hollywood has been raving about!! .. find this if you can, a real treat! .. . When I held this beer in my hand, I felt a surge of power…like God must feel when he’s holding a beer.