hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a mélange of cherries, caramel, light horse blanket funk and a mildly spicy phenol. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Moderately sour and mildly malty – tart cherries, caramel and excellent, clean acidity. Finishes tart, fruity and a touch dry. Bottle courtesy of guyinchigago!
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/11/11. Hazy brown/red pour with a small khaki head that fades fast and laces a teensy bit. Big oak aromas - wood and vanilla, as well as a touch of alcohol, tart fruitiness, acid, and a bit of funk. Sweet fruity flavor at first that shows wood, vanilla, and cream, and transitions to tart cherries, other berries, and lingering dry chalkiness. Very nice!
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Had this one back to back with the Lolita (this first) and the room generally agreed this one was the winner although I liked them both a lot. Pours dark brown with a sticky white small head. Lactic sourness, with the dark fruit and malt in good balance. Nice sourness in the flavor, starts with oak and gets funky as it goes over the tongue, pleasing carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
220z. Bottle (2010 Vintage): Aroma of tart cherries, acetic acid, and barrel/wood. Poured orange/brown in color with a tiny, loose, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy and hazy. Some small particles throughout. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily tart and medium sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, cherries, light funk, acetic acid, and barrel/wood. Medium body. Mouth-puckering, dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium to heavily tart, light to medium sweet, cherry, acetic acid, light funk, barrel finish is dry.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Senate. Pours and murky dark red/brown with a minimal bubbly white head. Aroma of vinegar with tart cherries, oak, and a hint of Belgian yeast funk earthiness. Subtle taste of tart cherries with pronounced vinegar, light sweetness, and a moderate oak finish. Not overtly sour or tart. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel of soft carbonation. Expected a bit more complexity but this a great American Sour.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy brownish amber, minimakl head. Lactic nose with butter and oak. Malt sweetness covered in acetic tartness and red wine. Medium bodied, deep and vinous, sparkling and freshening. Relaxed and pleasant-
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with StoutFest. Pours cloudy reddish brwom color with thin tan head. Aromas of cherries, oak and vinegar. Tart cherry flavor with some oak and acetic sourness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Ramiro.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, wood, light vanilla, wild yeast, and light vinegar. Taste of cherries, wood, some acid, and a sourness in the finish.
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is light tart cherry, light vanilla, light caramel malt, and a hint of wood. Flavor is tart cherry up front with a hint of chocolate covered cherries in the finish. Also notes of vanilla cherry that linger on the palate for quite a while. Wonderful.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Clybourn location. Garnet, tangerine, and chestnut all find their way to the glass along with a small eggshell head. Acidic nose with vinegar, citrus, and tart cherry skins. Matching flavor with lots of pucker...love it! Just can’t beat trying this at the brewery. Medium mouthfeel. Great experience!