DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown color. Sour, tart, light cherry and dark fruity nose. Very tart flavor, lots of cherry - cherry syrup like, berry notes, puckering. Very tasty.
merc7186 (2045) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Red Plums, Oak, Mild Crackers
Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild White Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing
Taste: Pie Cherries, Red Plums, Graham Crackers, Mild Lactic Acid
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the parentals, split with my wife. Pour is murky brown with a small tan-colored head and good lacing. Sweet cherry pie, graham crackers, cinnamon, red hots, caramelly, toffee, oaky, somewhat tannic, and nutmeg in the aroma. Taste is sweet cherries, raspberries, cinnamon, spice, pie crust, sweet caramel, big wood, and red wine with a medium tart finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-soft carbonation. This is cherry pie all the way and is very reminiscent of Cable Car Kriek. Solid.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky chestnut, wispy white head. Berry and oak nose, light manure, moderate sour berry arsenic. Oily flavor, light seeds and berry, moderately acetic through the sticky, thin finish, bit of dessert crust. Fruity sour mix, desert and creamy.
UDBeernut (1671) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from moc513 split with the wife. pours red purple, minimal head. light cherry nose, funk. tartness gives way for periodic interludes of cherry skins. body is solid.
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Cellar Reserve. Enjoyed at fridge temp and allowed to warm up.
A - Pours a murky brown with a lot of cherry red. It looks like a cloudy cherry cocktail in the glass.
S - Really nice nose. Huge bouquet of cherry jam with vanilla, oak and toffee.
T - This is really nice. It’s sweet, just enough booziness from whiskey. Has a lot of lambic kriek notes but without the depth. Bigger sip and I’m getting more grape skin and dried cranberries.
M - Well done on the bottle carb. Nice mouthfeel but not exploding with CO2
O - This is a nice beer. Really a front funner for favorite CS beer this year.
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, shared by seeswo. Bottled 9/2013. Hazy dark brown red color. Thin off-white head. Good spread and dots of lace. Awesome cherry, light subtle bourbon barrel character. You get more spicy woody notes than vanilla here, which works very well with the cherry character. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick lighter carbonation. Good tart taste, nice sweetness too. Very tasty stuff. Perfect balance of big fruit, light spice, moderate tartness, and bigger thicker body. Delicious.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared. Pours a brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of cherry, graham crackers, an oak. Tastes of ripe cherries and sour cranberries. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy tawny with a medium, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, lactic acid, cookie and toast malt, light earthy hops, oak, vinous notes. Flavor is tart cherries, oak, vinous notes, light malt, hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (10985) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Seeswo, thanks! Cloudy brown color, tan head. Aroma of fresh cherry pie, vanilla. Taste is softly sour cherries, lemon meringue, sourdough. Delicious.