JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear ruby color, with a fizzy head which quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma is very faint cherry. Flavors of cherry juice, notes of oak, light acidity, and and some alcohol. Overall fizzy, sweet, and boozy.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft in seattle. murky amber. no head. nose was tannic with grapes and sweet passionfruit. taste is decent, very boozy and every bit of alcohol comes through. cherries are there but mostly medicinal in taste.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, as pictured. Poured a pink-red, sorta hazy, not too much head on it. Smells a little fruity, a little wine-ish. Taste is similar....kinda dry, definitely a dry grape and red-fruit (cherry, raspberry indistinguishable) flavor to it. Easy to drink but you definitely feel it.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a nice red/ruby pour with a white head. Sweet cherry juice on the nose. Some grass, cherry skin, and a bit of oak. A little bit boozy. Mild cough medicine. Flavor is grape and cherry juice. Grass, oak, and a touch of booze. Fairly sweet and sugary.
MrHangover (4025) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a light pinkish brew with a small, off white head on top. Aroma of cherries and some vineous characters with a touch of oak. Flavour has cherries, some dry oak and there is definitely some red wine in there. Good brew, could be more complex though.
kermis (11265) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear red amber with a pinkish hued head. Aroma of yeast, cherry, tart red fruits, wood and vinous aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Epic-Denver. Pours red and slightly cloudy. Sweet aroma. Cherry. Sour and funk. Very strong on the front end, sweet and cherry that overwhelms any sort of malt. Slightly dry finish. Hides the alcohol well, but still ends with an acidic vinegar aftertaste. Bad Tannins... go away.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at a recent tasting. Not quite sure what batch this was but it was pretty good none the less. Not a ton of cherries in the aroma/flavor but very solid regardless.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Amber red with minimal head. Light cherry tartness. Mild flavor, but what’s there is very nice. No booze at all in the palate, but there is a bit of warmth.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (release #19)
Aroma: Vanilla, fruit juice, tart
Appearance: Reddish/brown with no head
Taste: Vanilla, woody notes, semi-sweet fruit
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, lively mouthfeel
Overall: Cherries are nicely integrated and fairly subtle, and the oaky vanilla flavors serve as a very nice finish.