sarro (132) - 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.
Heather_B (238) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This smells pretty good - some dark fruit and wood. The problem is the flavor - moldy cherries, caramel, just... old. Not good overall.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep and rich. Lightly tart, like a heavily aged belgium oud bruin. Tons of black cherry, spices, vanilla, and oak flavors. Finish is tart cherries
BiiruBierBeer (815) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour red smell. Pretty general mild sour red taste with a definitive malt character. Medium body, low carbonation, and no foam.
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brownish beer with a tiny indescribable head on top. Aroma is tarty, oaky, fruity. Flavour is light tart, loads of oak and red fruits in there. Very dry mouthfeel, no carbonation. Aftertaste is long and light tart. Decent stuff.
RichTheVillan (5501) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; hazy orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has light sherry, some raisins, some cherries, hot alcohol, a hint of caramel, pleasant.
Homer321 (3571) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bytemesis. Pours murky, dark red, almost brown with an off white head. Nose is full of tart cherry aroma and dried fleshy fruit. Taste is a smooth and less tart cherry with some slight raisin and oxidation, but isn’t quite papery yet. Light cocoa and a hint of chest thumping sour. A smooth and creamy malt backbone with light vanilla as well. Very good.
GothGargoyle (1957) - 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 (4925) - 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 (5584) - 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 (1374) - 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.