sarro (125) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle of older vintage. Will definitely re-review the new batch if given the chance. Michael pours a burnt orange with little heading. Smell is caramel, sweet & salty, light cherries plus an old ale? taste is overwhelming with bitter cherries and finishes dry. Something seemed a bit off about this one. It wasn’t very enjoyable for the 5 of us who sampled it.
GothGargoyle (1663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with a nice golden head. Aroma is cherry, fig, sour plum, red wine vinegar, red currants. Medium bodied. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, great balance of fruity sweetness and sharp tartness on the palate with a passing hint of bitterness followed by a slightly jammy finish. Taste is sour cherry, plum, pomegranate, cranberry, red currant, red wine vinegar.
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red pour from 12oz bottle at Lakehouse. Bottle from trade. Cherry and fruits for the aroma. Sour for sure. Wood chips and earthy fruity taste. Good shiz
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy burnt umber, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is woody, vinous, cherries, oak, whiskey, funky, horse blanket. Flavor is medium tart, lightly funky fairly acidic actually, woody and vinous, some dark sugar notes, dried fruits, cherries. Medium body, a bit creamy in the mouth. Fairly complex and solid.
JBPortland (1150) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours murky red brown with not much head. Nose is acidic, wet wood and some cherry fruit, vinous notes, light oak. Taste is high acidity, maybe a touch acetic, flanders-esque tart cherry notes with some woody vanilla. Finishes with some vinous woody dark cherry fruit, light spice, acidic. Drinks a bit like a sour red wine.
Lukaduke (2662) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy rusty sienna color with a slight gathering of gaseous bubbles on the pour. Nose is musty cherry, some sweet malt, composted fruit, old wood. Palate follows with some nice sherry notes, tart vinegar, layers of dark fruit, just a bit lifeless on the body with no carb and slightly flabby palate !
umich03jm (2709) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle. Cloudy reddish orange pour with very little head. Aroma is apple and cherry skins, lots of oak, some vanilla, and red wine. Tastes like cherry skins and oak mostly. Some sherry, vinegar and light brett funk. Just a hint of sourness. Moderately acidic. Decent but surprisingly boring.
jhgrantjr (455) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, dark red color with no head. I actually think this one lost its carbonation. The aroma is a funky/tart smell, but not strong enough. Taste is flat. I'll have to try this again.
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AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 2012 vintage. Slightly dirty amber color, no head. Aroma is sharp vinager and sour oak. Well let me say that I really hate this style as a whole I don’t know why people enjoy drinking vinager and dirty butthole but I guess if that is your thing...... Enjoy. Thankfully this is mild on the vinager with a lightly oaky finish. I’m sure this is good for the style bit its not something I would ever reach for, especially for the price. Thanks for sharing Brian... I guess?
Chalumeaux (327) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle orange brown color with no head. Aromas of tart berries and oak with funky yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter sour finish.
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 12oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Pungent aroma of tart cherry, acetic. Flavor is caramel sweet, tart cherry, cherry skin bitterness. Oak and oxidation in the finish. There’s a lot going on here, but it just doesn’t wow me.