arminjewell (6294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, huge big thanks to Dave for the pour. Clear orange-red pour with thin to no head, aroma has notes of big funky basement, cheese, hints of dust, slight lemon and lactic sour notes, nice tart cherry skin and black cherry notes, hints of raspberry as well, touch of vanilla, amazing. Taste is super nice cherry skin and pit, some sour and black cherry, raspberry, hints of blackberry, some nice sour lemon, lactic notes with a hint of acetic burn but not bad, slight funky notes but overall very clean, hints of cracker and vanilla. Nice fine carbonation plays well, this is very well crafted.
Huhzubendah (2629) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan!
A: This beer pours a deep ruby hue with a quarter inch of white head that leaves some decent lacing behind.
S: Really fabulous aroma of tart cherries and some funk.
T: A very tasty brew, with flavors of oak, tart cherries, and funk.
M: Acetic and a bit biting, in the best possible way. The mouthfeel is otherwise light.
D: A very tasty beer. I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
b3shine (5590) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (thanks ernesto and reynolds). Looks okay; a hazy amber with next to no carbonation. Smells solid; sweet, sour, and notes of malt and burnt caramel, vinegar, and butterscotch. Tastes like some diacetyl. Infected?
craftbeerdesign (2187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice red with no head and very little carbonation. Tart cherry nose with some barnyard notes. Med body with more sour cherries, strong spice notes and lingering funk. Sweet and sour finish with more spices. Feels hot. A different sour from most.
zizzybalubba (1453) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. The pour is reddish brown with a few bubbles but no head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar and very tart cherries. No surprises in the flavor; apple cider vinegar, tart cherry, and a plentiful amount of oak. There is no doubt this is a sour ale but the flavors are well integrated and not too overwhelming. A nicely done sour.
tgncc (2831) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is tart cherry, vanilla, wood, funk. The appearance is a brown/red translucent, off white head. The flavor is tart cherry, vanilla, funk, vinegar. The finish is cherries, both tart and sweet. Medium in body, actually slightly thick. Quite good.
obguthr (3933) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour cherry aroma. Cloudy copper, thin yellow head. Tart cherry flavor, some twigs. Straight forward and simple but quite well made. Surprisingly good.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
C&C 750 mL bottle shared by MaltDawg at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a slightly hazy brownish-red color with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of very tart cherries, citrus and pepper. The taste is earth, pepper, tart cherries. Medium bodied, very low carbonation.
tia (950) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Pretty auburn, not much head. Nice sour smell, plus fruit almost like a vinaigrette but not as harsh. Nice sour, strong tart flavor.
Butters (3792) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear reddish brown pour and ring of white head. Almost totally flat. Smells delicious and a little vinegar. Flavor is slightly acidic and good dark cherry. Just need some carbonation to take this thing to the next level.