McNeillR (1249) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dirty dark brown, dusty soily head. Bright berry rather than cheery. Rich earthy sweetness up front but ojo Faint sweetness. Almost Ribena. Dry tartness. Vinious. Rich. Delicious. Big up on this.
Bottle, Independence Tasting, Cheers Paul for the long haul
BenH (2403) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tthanks to Paul. Near black with tan head. Some woody Flanders aroma, oak, ash, tobacco. Taste of sour cherry, like a flanders, oak, tar. Sweet and a clean finish.
jsquire (3509) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer out of the bottle with some mahogany hints when held against the light. It poured out of the bottle almost still. Bourbon and cherry nose. Dark woody barrel flavors with lots of dark cherry fruitiness. This evokes a fruitcake and dried fruit, but it just wasn’t what I had hoped for in this beer.
NeuroPliny (160) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330cc bottle. Shared with JB & ML. Dark mahogany-red with a red-brown head. Aroma is dark cherry, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavour is chocolate, cherry, oak, sweet malt, tart fruit, and hops. Medium to full body. Delicious!
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of JB, served in a stem glass. Pours deep mahogany with a tiny rim of bubbles. The nose has big baked cherry, molasses and oak, along with vanilla, port and dark fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with big cherry and molasses notes. These are paired with toffee, earth, pepper and soft hops. The finish is long and malty with molasses, huge cherries and delicate hops. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a syrupy texture and very soft carbonation. Overall, an amazing brew. Truly amazing. He cherries put it over the top. Wow. 2014-09-10
Lukaduke (2263) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rusty umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is layered with burnt sugar, bourbon heat, tart cherry and cocoa dusted leather. the palate follows with lots of complexity that ebbs and flows from amazing to slightly strange. But overall the big mouthcoating flavors won me over. Chocolate covered cherries, burnt sugar, leather, slight vinous acidity and lots of sweet earthy undertones that are heavily influenced by a round nutty bourbon presence.
knickskicks (754) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogany pour. Nose is spirit, juicy cherries, sweet malts. Taste is sweet cherries and booze, smooth barrel. Smooth sticky mouthfeel.
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of raisins, caramel, booze, cherries, and some light villain. Flavors are all booze, light cherries, and some caramel.
Leveejr (108) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with no head. Smells amazing. Brandy, cherry, booze, malt, ever so slight oxidation. Taste is also outstanding. Cherry, raisiny booze and sweetness, brandy. Zero carbonation gives it an odd mouthfeel but this is one hell of a beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
popway (55) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy sipper, the nose is it’s own environment, really, deep, layered, drunk from just sniffing it, not cloying in the taste, just too different from any beer,
bourbon is present, but as an undertone, smooth palate,
Now that I’m getting into it, black cherries, Adam’s in there, yes, I can taste
the base beer. Lovely. Now, all it needs is a fine cigar.