Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bomber pours a clear deep copper/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, Brett, and caramel malts. Pretty mellow, Brett is present but not overly tart or sour even with the cherries, with some alcohol burn. Kinda bland and unimpressive really.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
IT is a ncie imperial sour brown. Certainly not by the books but a decent sour cherry flavor.
mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage. Cloudy orange-amber color, wispy white head. Enticing aroma, sour and fruity, mandarin oranges maybe. The flavor is complex, starting with a strong sourness that progresses into that vague fruit and then a little too much(or higher) alcohol. Sweet/sour and dry finish. Excellent, just short of legendary.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish copper with a two finger fizzy foam that settles out quickly. The nose has some nice vinous cherry notes, leather, lots of brett, a touch of acetone astringency and more barnyard funk. The palate follows the nose nicely with a bit of hot booze mixed into the vinous notes. There is a lot I like about this beer but sadly there is some aspects I dont like. Lots of classic burgundian style brett that mingles nicely with the cherry notes... Ive had my bottle for four months or so and after sipping it for a few minutes I notice a best after 8/2013? Really, then why release it if it isn’t ready? Dont really understand that... and maybe thats where the hot booze and astringent acetone off gas comes from. Again glad I tried it but don’t think I will be trading for more anytime soon.
BrewJedi (14) - - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours redish amber, with an off white head. Aroma is cherries, wood, and some funkiness. Flavor is cherries, wood, other dark fruits, and a touch of tart, sour, funk. This not overpowering sourness makes this one scarily easy to drink. Don’t really notice the alcohol until the warmth hits your stomach.
phildorsey (139) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1pint 6oz Bottle...pours brown and heavy on the fizzy side. This beer shocked my Palate...not sure what I was expecting. Wife brought home with the Black Butte XXIV. The finish is fruity...like a barley wine or gluwine (Spelling???) from Germany. Completely out of the ordinary but fun and the alcohol content was absolutely on the knock you on your but side. I thought this beer was different but very tasty...recommended!!
thomas15 (588) - USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Real nice smooth sour cherry on the nose, nice and funky. Definitely some distinct tannic red wine influence as well. Dark ruby red slight brown, off white head spotty lacing. Taste is sour acidic cherry. Tart and at times bright, certainly all about the cherry. Glad I have more to mature.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage. Poured deep amber with a creamy, dark tan head. The aroma picked up sour milky, fruity, and oaky notes over warm, deeper fruits.. quite a lot of sugars evident, but it was solid. The flavor found more sourness and less sweets (which is a good thing) with cherries, dark fruit, and oak leading.. a touch minerally on the finish.. belly-warming, but by no means too hot. Medium-bodied and sour as mentioned on the palate.. this came across a little old, but it was still really good.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 vintage. Pours to a deep mahogany body with a white head. Aroma is sour with a light rhubarb and oak. Flavor is sour and oaky with some light metallicness. Subtle rhubarb. Sour. Probably would have been better years ago.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off amber burghandy whispy off white head.very complex lambic like aroma leather earthy minerals sour fruits. Well coated aand tart palate. Oaky dry finish and some wood in the front. Tart fruits leather well blended a good puckering tart. Delicious