cblado (254) - 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.
MunBro (619) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious. 2014 edition, drinking well before the "Best after" date but I did purchase a second bottle to age. Fizzy red pour - almost no head (dinging an appearance point for that) and 0 lacing which was a bit disappointing. Aroma of sour grapes, cherries, and wine. Quite a complex flavour, largely fermented cherries and white wine, but also has some yeasty funkiness and oak tones. Very worth checking out, and definitely worth aging. Current rating: 3.5 (as of March 2, 2015). We’ll see what it goes up to with a good cellaring!
popway (70) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn’t give a yawn for Abyss, but this is quality cherry.
Surprisingly carbonated and light opposed to my expectations
of a darker beer. I like Supplication and this has the cherry depth and wine
barrel aging that is complimentary and not cheap. A pale ruby appearance
a cool ass crow design logo on the bottle.
You would think light fizz AKA wine cooler ,
But, lo, behold a quality full bodied well blended cheery-esqe beer.
What a nice find!
cobaink2 (134) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Very fruity esters and emons and tart overtones. The tastes are outstanding with a hint of barrel aging . Just all in the right place. Not overly puckering like some sours can be. Really stands up to age.
reebtogi (4491) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2014 Reserve - 10.7%ABV) 650ml waxed top bottle pours a clear red color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries and wine grapes with some hints of yeast and funk. Taste is a cherry tartness with a malty sweetness and some earthy notes. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a tickle on the tongue. A tasty brew for the style and quite enjoyable.
coreyc1221 (274) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent prune and sweet malt aroma. Darker mellow guild in color with thin if tan head. Mellow start with sweet wine and high berry dry finish.
Jacowoo (2) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Deschutes seasonals. Hard to find this year (2014) outside of the brew pub or public house (pdx), but definitely worth every effort to find it!
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djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small white head that diminishes to nothing. Aroma is some funk and sour fruit. Thin mouthfeel with light sour fruit, cherry skin and light tartness in finish. Very good
dnstone (2273) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light funk fruity aroma and taste. Hazed Amber color.
Notes: 2012 release on tap at Aces & Ales barrel aged event 2015.
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JefVerstraete (1771) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Dark red colour, thin layer of foam. Aroma of sour fruit, cherries, vinegar and red wine. Oak and fruit. Light sweet, tart finish. Very well balanced.
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Clear amber (at least in this light). Aroma is oak and sour cherries. Taste is sweet cherry. Great.