jtclockwork (8262) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Boliv for free beer week. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of soured cherries, oak, wild yeast, caramel toffee and funk. Finishes slight cherry vinegar tartness. Body on the lighter side of medium. Mild acidity.
Chalumeaux (56) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma and smoothe mouth feel with hints of cherry and oak, very slight aftertaste of alcohol snd slightly sour finidh.
WillRunForBeer (646) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours mahoghany with a touch of off white head. Aroma is oak, cherry, acetic. Flavor follows nose. Tart, lemony finish with a touch of raisin. Nice.
conway (1402) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark cloudy ruby with a thick off white head. Aroma is vinous with tons of tart cherry. Taste follows and adds some oaky sweetness and vinegar. Full sticky mouthfeel with moderate carb and a long finish. Great.
drsandman (266) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown red with good sized beige head. Aroma is cherry, heavy oak & wood, funky sock, yeast, vinegar. Taste is much of the same, acidic and tart throughout. Medium body with lively carbonation. 2012 vintage bottle.
tgncc (2784) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is oak, sour cherries. The appearance is deep red, thin head. The flavor is sour cherry, oak, vanilla. The finish is tart cherry. Nice example of the style.
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip at Good Life. Deep mahogany with a foamy off-white head that quickly drops off.
Sour cherry acidic notes on the nose hint at the crisp flavors below. High carbonation reminiscent of champagne. Decidedly dry with a sharp finish of lingering cherry bitter-sweetness.
Certainly a unique brew and the time spent in the bottle has served it well.
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MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 version, 22oz. Trade rew. Pours a deep mahogany color with a small off white head. Aromas of cherries mixed with dry red wine, some oak. Tast is sour and off dry. Flavors of oaked cherry jam with a touch of a wine spritzer thrown in. Carbonation is medium. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very oaky, not extremely puckering, just moderately sour. I donít know, itís ok.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours clear amber with thin head. The nose is sweet fruits, sour fruit skin, light funk. The taste is salt water, fruit, light funk. Medium prickly mouthfeel. 3.7
tricyclist (723) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Healthy sample pour of deeper hazed brown with off white head. Nose is tart an deep malty/fruit. Balsamic and soy like a flemish. Flavor is bright and funky, tart and cherry fruit. Funky and interesting. Horse blanket? Not a bad beer at all, definitely enjoyable but not glass after glass.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: cloudy medium brown, with reddish edges, and a creamy light tan head. Aroma: big nose of sour cherry, some old wood, lactic funk, and balsamic vinegar, with a whisper of nuts. Taste: brightly tart, with big notes of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, a hint of green apple and leather. Finish: dry, slightly chewy and herbal, with a lingering sour vinous tartness. Notes: Very bright and extremely sour, even for the style. On draft at Birch and Barley.