Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 750 ml-Pours a cherry red with a small pink bubbly head-Complex yet hard to detect specific aroma. Taste of berries.Finally noticable. Much better in scent than aroma. Finishes quite good. Gets better as you drink it.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle. Clear red/copper with a large, just off-white (pink) head. Spare lacing. Aroma of banana-clove type yeast, caramel and lighter malt and berries. I probably wouldnít have guessed which kind of berries, but being that the label tells me, I can definitely imagine that I taste blackberries and blueberries. Although, the berries are a bit more subtle than I expected. I canít decide what makes the biggest taste impression; yeast, malts or fruit.
Alcohol is well covered. Tart, spicy finish.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this. It is very refreshing. Itís very fruity in aroma and taste. A little burn tips off the alcohol content. I had it very cold at it didnít have a chance to warm up because it went down so smooth. .
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Read/copper pour, with a white head. Aroma is a mix of berries, some spices, and alcohol. Flavor is mixed berries, wine, spices, and alcohol. A decent brew.
adrian910ss (2357) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear purplish ruby red color with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is of faint berries, grapes,raspberries, spice and boo berry cereal. Taste is berryish with hints of blueberry,raspberry, spicy hops and grapes. Slightly similar to Midas Touch minus the strong honey presence. Alcohol well hidden. Interesting brew.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had to go through a few samples of this at the DFH booth (GABF 2006) before deciding upon a rating. Dark purple magenta...no head. Nose is full of dark fruits, berries, and the like. Initial taste is lightly sweet backed by an intense tartness. Thin bodied..vinous and winey with a mild flat carbonation...some alcohol in there too. Interesting it was...probably not a style Iíd go back to much, but well worth the try.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour was a deep purple. Aroma was cherries, blackberries, and mild alcohol. Flavor was tart cherries. dark berries, cranberries, and a little alcohol.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2006. Came out almost like grape juice but maybe a bit darker. Nose is berries/fruits, tough I couldnít pick out which berry, and to me has some wine-like notes. Taste is big fruit, some tartness due to the berries, more wine-like notes and soft alcohol. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation and minimal warmth. Ends with more fruit and some tartness. I really didnít care much for this.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Purplish type color. Very fruity berry aroma. Both sweet and tart. Flavor matched. I seemed to get a little chocolate note in it. I liked the red and white better.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is opaque purple with a purple head...alcoholic and fruity nose...sweet flavorful with lots of fruit flavors...no real alcoholic flavor...