cblado (251) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a beautiful rosy red/brown color. Some slightly pink head, good lacing. Aroma is sour cherries up front with some great malt undertones as well. Is there a slight leather aroma too? Perhaps. Flavor is very complex, with sour cherry, yeast, and malt up front. As it cooled, I also tasted vanilla and bourbon notes imparted by the oak casking. All in all, this was quite remarkable. Special thanks to Andrew at QFC at the north Broadway location for pulling this out of the back for me. I will definitely continue to do my beer shopping at your store.
dchester (30) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good winey dessert notes and obvious oak barrel presence. Deschutes plz dont go corporate.
Hanuta06 (363) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from tap at Deschutes Brewery & Public House.
Aroma: paint thinner.
Appearance: no head. Clear, medium-red body.
Taste: lightly sour, leathery initial flavor and lightly sour, woody finish with long duration.
Palate: light bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
krumbum (533) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep woody cherry aroma. Beautiful brown with a slight reddish. You can see through it, it has a light but lasting head. Rich tart cherry with oak undertones. Thick mouthfeel smooth coats your mouth.
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting January, 2015. 2010 Vintage. Trade with Hannont. Thanks. Pours ruby red with a off white head. Balsamic, puke and coconut. Tart and dry. Good cherries also. Mild almond. Quite in harmony. Tasty!
andrewje41 (790) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the Portland brew pub. Pours red with a quick fading fizz head. Sour fruit, wood, and wild yeast aroma as well as flavor. Wild yeast particularly stands out, though the sour fruit will linger for a while. Shocked at the ABV here. Drinks really easy, and the tartness isn’t too intense. Finishes a little wine like as well. Bonus points for being unique. This one isn’t like most sours. Great stuff.
Bule (919) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild sourness and nice cherry flavor.
Brentv (410) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery’s Portland pub. Chestnut color with small white head and slight lacing. Huge aroma of fruits and wild yeast. Taste is fruity with a bit of sour. Nicely sweet. Delicious!
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is oldish, cherry, wood, cheesy, vinegar. Flavor is fruits, cherry, red wine, barley sugar. Finish is very tart, fruity, dusty, oldish, woody. Lingering cherry, red wine and wood. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red copper pour with an off white head. Aroma is sour cherry, wood,a hint of vinegar and funk. Taste is sweet and sour cherries, wood, just a hint of vinegar, and some funk. Finished with sweet cherries. A little acidic. Damn good.
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is hazy gold..Nose is spice, vinegar, cherries, funk..Taste is cherries, spice, funk, oak, dry, tart..