brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010. Reminds me of a Cascade: high malty, tons of soured grain. Spirit barrels, acidic yeast, sour green apples on the palate. Better than I remembered; age did this well.
ReggieDunlap (2781) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with minimal head. Aroma has tart cherry and mild earthy/woody notes. Flavor has nice subtle cherry and oaky/vinous sour. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is tart/sour black cherry/vinous earthy.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2012. Pours a still red thin bubbly head that is gone fast. Tart cherry and hay aroma. Taste is crisp tart cherry with a slight funk finish.
Jerm719 (68) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2012 release. Beautiful red amber color. Huge nose! Tart cherry, some barnyard. Nice and sour, tangy cherries, bit of earthiness. Some woody notes. Long finish. AMAZING !
JPDurden24 (1383) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. Clear, reddish brown pour with a small off white head, Aroma is sugary cherries and some funk, taste is tangy, tart, cherry and a little sour bite. Very tasty.
Staffan47 (691) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Som en komplex rodenbach. Balsamvinägertoner i massor. Helt underbar. Synd att den inte växer på träd
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best after 8/20/13 S: Cherries. plums, oak, molasses, more cherries and some rotten wood. P: A dark ruby red with a fuzzy head that fades quck into just a thin lacin. T: Lots of cherries, oak, alcohol, (this is a big ass beer) . M: You get sourness upfront but it fades quickly, then its just boozy. Pretty light and medium to high carbonation and ends warm. O: A boozy sour, wasnt much of a fan, but still didnt have a problem finishing the bomber myself.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Cloudy brown pour with Ann off white head. Sour cherry aromas. Sour cherry, vinegar, and malty notes. Very good mouthfeel. Not overly acidic. Good body and balanced.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with a neighbor who never had a sour before. And he enjoyed it. Pours a muddy reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma was a sour cherry with a lactic thickness detected. Taste is big caramel maltiness but was more in the mouth than flavor thankfully. Cherries, medium tart, old ripe cherries and other dark fruits, slight lactic slight acidic vinegar. I dug that the massive abv (biggest I’ve had) was hidden. And by hidden, I would have put it in the 7-8% catergory. But not to let that take away from the fact that this was a really nice beer, but perhaps the large maltiness took away from the nice sour notes just a tad.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. The beer pours a reddish-brown with a small head. The aroma is tart, fruity, and has similarities to vinegar. The taste is tart, cherries, and an almost medicine like flavor. It’s a little odd. There are parts that taste good but the finish features an unpleasantness that brings this down. It’s sort of a phenolic like medicine taste. This is my second time trying this beer and both times have disliked it.