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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is produced in memory of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter. It is made with Organic Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. Michael is fermented with a variety of yeasts and bacteria. It is aged in American oak and Sherry casks for 30 months and released every November from the Brewery only.


sarro's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarro (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heather_B (238) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
This smells pretty good - some dark fruit and wood. The problem is the flavor - moldy cherries, caramel, just... old. Not good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (815) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Sour red smell. Pretty general mild sour red taste with a definitive malt character. Medium body, low carbonation, and no foam.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (5501) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3571) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1957) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4925) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1374) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2015
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.


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