beerbaaron (858) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 7/31/12. Rated 11/22/13. Pours a dark brown with a ruby hue. Small fizzy off white head. Sour fruit, red wine like, berries, cherries, soft woody, basement. Medium to light body. Sour, sweet, fruity, wineous, dry. I think the extra age took some of edge off it. Less tart and a little softer and smoother. Nice
MarinEvelyn (422) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly fizzy, carbonated, smells a little sour, sour fruit, a little woody, tastes pretty similar. A very sweet tartness to it, smooths out by the end. A little sparkling wine like.
bellco33 (146) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle poured into tulip: Pours dark brown with almost no head and lots of sediment on the bottom. Aroma is cherries, earth, oak, and funk. Taste is cherry, tart, and earthy in the back end. Very well balanced. Finish is pretty smooth, nice carbonation, and packs lots of flavor. This is an excellent beer.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle shard by Dave. Aroma is fresh tart cherries and slight oak. Pours deep red brown with no head. Taste is fresh tart cherries, vinegar, iron, blue cheese, and red wine. The cherries really shine in this one but it’s not overly sweet or tart. Great balance and an easy drink to repeat.
merc7186 (1645) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Mild Sour Cherry, Mild Sour Mash
T: Mild Sour Cherry, Mild Red Plum
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty average (or less) after having after a Juliet (and much better sours)
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart cherries, earth, wood. The taste is intensely tart cherries, dark fruits, wood, pepper. Medium bodied, lingering tartness, fairly dry, low carbonation.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries are plentiful in this brew, emboldened by citrus, brettanomyces and gum-drying tartness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy brownish mahogany.
-Mouthfeel is quite bubbly.
-Salted crackers are perceived here and there.
-Drinkability is relatively for the high intensity of flavor.
-Overall, the flavor profile could be better polished for it to enter the ’world class’ realm.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great sour ale with cherries. There is not much else i can discern, the oak smooths it out nice but still makes you pucker. Love it.
jookos (1451) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut clear. Sour ripe berry nose, not really kriek-y, but red berry, malty hay. Palate cleansing body. Not too acidic, but just enough. Real nice. Tasty. Stuff.
-- rated with beerbasher
RexTalionis (2081) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl, bottled on 10/01/2010. Pours dark reddish amber in color with a small bubbly head. Sweet cherries, some marzipan. Lovely aroma. Tart notes, light but sufficient. Some more sweeter elements appears later on.