BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, with sour cherries, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour Kriek, sour/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice tart dark cherry fruitiness, a touch of vinegar, wood, light bourbon notes, some sweetness. Not a big sour, very drinkable, I like that the cherry stands on its own with all the other flavors.
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks decent; a murky copperish brown with very light beige lacing. Smells good; tart, cherry, and oaky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Good beer!
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by AdamJackson, thanks! Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. There’s a tons of cherries in the aroma along light tartness, hints of sweetness, wood, berries, acidic notes, some vanilla and bourbon. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately tart with a massive cherry presence along wood, vanilla, vinegar, bourbon and berries. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Very good Sour Red. Complex, tasty and enjoyable.
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a muddy brown/red color with a disappearing head. The aroma is intense, mineral sour with cherries, cherry skin and oak. The flavor is intensely sour with a mineral edge, not unlike Cantillons lambics. Nice cherry flavor with mostly oak, but a touch of bourbon alcohol. The finish is mouth puckeringly crisp and tart. This was really great stuff.
mcberko (7052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a dark cherry red / dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out cherries, loads of sour fruits, acidity, vinegar and oak. Flavour brings out a healthy mix of bourbon barrels and tart fruits, with secondary notes of cherries, wood, and vinegar. Not as much acidity as in the Raspberry version thankfully. The bourbon barrels add a lot to this and cut down the intense acidic sourness. Great stuff.
cpetrone84 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is plum purple, hazed, with a light brown head. Nose has faint bourbon, hazelnuts, and tart cherries. Taste is strong cherry with light bret notes and hints of barrel. Some tartness through the finish with a creamy body and softer carbonation.
christoph (19) - littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is the best beer i have had from crooked stave the scent is sour cherries and bourbon this is a beer i could sip on for hours and hours tart cherry pie flavours balanced by the whiskey sweetness this beer is something special
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby with little head. Really musty basement aroma. Oversour, no room for fruit. Not very good.
jcartamdg (2086) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber brown with no head. Aroma of Brett, funk, cherries, oak and slight vinegar. Taste is sour, funky, tart cherries, more funk. Solid.