timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Walters in trade. Some beers just have an immediate impact and are of such perfect balance that you have to give them a great rating. The cherry, bourbon, and old ale flavors that CAftW imparts made this brew stand out as unique, tasty, and drinkable. Only slightly carbonated makes this the lone knock on the palate for some. Absolutely stellar beer.
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wchesser (1514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Long time want here. 2014 vintage. Very dark brown with red edges, slick and viscous looking. Nose is dark chocolate cherries, rotting cherries. Syrupy, thick mouthfeel. Rich dark chocolate, sweet cherries, light sour streak but slow sipping desert beer all the way. Coats the tongue and lingers with cherry cordial flavors. Nice, unique stuff.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with no head.
Nose shwos chocolate fudge, raisins, rum notes, woody oak, vanilla. Pretty amazing.
Very similar flavours, more chocolate fudge, rum, raisins and woody oak but with some soft sweet cherries and a little booze creeping in.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Maxís place. 2015 bottle. Dark brown with almost no foam. Lovely aroma of chocolate, cookies, caramel, vanilla, wood and cherries. Sweet and slightly tart flavor, with chocolate, cherries, cookies, caramel, vanilla and wood. Rounded mouthfeel. Alcohol is not noticeable. Great and complex.
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle at the brewery into a tulip. Deep dark brown and mysterious looking. Only a little foam that is darker beige. Bourbon and cherry on the nose. Wood, too. Bourbon leads the flavors. Cherry right behind. Barrels bring interesting complexity. A bit of sourness and plenty of warming heat. Vinous notes. Fruit is more complex than only cherries. Some chocolate mid glass. This one comes with great memories. What a cool place.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Iím 100% sure I had this already, when Graham brought all those awesome HOTDs to RBAG 2013, but obviously I didnít log a rating. This is a 2012 vintage (Iím pretty sure gramityís was a 2009 bottle). Very hazy sienna hue, trace head, almost none at all. Warm bourbon and woody caramel, maybe a hint of cherries but Iím really looking here. Soft and flat, a bit boozy. Very tasty, but could use a little carbo (seems to be a common complaint around this brews!), and disappointingly muted cherry character.
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 18, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, bourbon, oak and plums. Taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, raisin, dark berries leading to a warming finish with bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and cherries. Medium to full bodied, rounded and sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: At a tasting 2015-04-18. From hackobock, thanks!
Appearance: Dark amber/brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Wood, raisin, vanilla, caramel, bourbon.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Wood, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, malt, cherries.
rxeight (1937) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 2014. The first thing I taste is port. I donít know if that is because of they use port barrels or thatís a combination of the cherry and oak. Dark fruit but donít know if Iíd say cherry. More of a dark red wine fruit. Lots of oak. Boozy and potent yet smooth. Drank this after a bourbon county tap takeover, normally anything else would seem inferior after that lineup, but this was legit. Very enjoyable.
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still deep brown with a red hue. Big fruity aroma, not cherry but dark malt fruit, oak and booze. Sweet cherries, booze, sherry, soy. Very nice and lacking carb doesnít hurt this at all
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 9050 tasting. Tasted next to Matt From The Wood. Very sweet, cherry, hot on alcohol. Prefer Adam I think.