madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay Tasting. Thanks to Paul. Very hazy brown - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crisp. Tart generic fruits, trace of sherbet. Balsamic and mild lemon acid which gets stronger and starts to burn after the light finish. Tasty but I couldn’t drink much of it.
Travlr (21429) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul. Pours unclear red-brown with a foamy, off-white head. Tart cherries on the nose with accents of leather, dirt, dried grass. Light sweet flavor with assertive acidity, damn dry cherry, tannins, old wood, pits, earth. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sharp sour finish with lemony acidity, dry cherries, drying wood. Cleansing. Nice beer, but certainly punchy.
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K tasting - who has a 7.5K tasting? big thanks to Bropey 7.5K guy - a bro fo sho, 30/12/14. Dark chestnut brown with a decent beige covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework. Nose is tangy cherries, funk, musty wood, tarte red berry compote, straw.
Taste comprises soured cherry, tangy cherry skin, funk, light acidity, pitted cherry, red berry mash, dank straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light acidity.
Nice easy drinking sour red, good balance, solid stuff.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Deep amber colored pour with a short lived off-white head. Smells like a mix of red wine vinegar, cherry juice, and lemons. A lot like Cuvee de Tomme or Oude Tart with Cherries. Slight cola sweetness and plenty of cherry pie. The flavor intensely sour and tannic. Tons of fruit skin and oak. Very sour, particularly on the finish. Some cherry pie sweetenss. Quite acidic.
mcberko (14396) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tannic fruit and sour yeast aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy fruit & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a small lasting pinkish tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, spice, toffee, light citrus and a hint of bourbon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherry, spice, light citrus and light bread with a crisp dry tart lingering sour cherry finish.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy reddish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, bourbon, leather, and vanilla. Flavor of cherry, bourbon, oak, vanilla, bread, and citrus with a dry finish.
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours clear deep red with a small off-white head. The nose is earthy, musty, barnyard, wood, cherry skin, grape skin, jam and damp wood. The taste is rather tart upfront, good mouth-pucker, some acidity, juicy cherry, wood, zingy, vinous, sour candy, sherbet, earth, with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good mouth-pucker. Rather tasteeee.