maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, - AUG 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at HOTD Tasting Room. Fruity aroma: cherries, cocoanut, sour wine. Deep red wine-like color, completely flat. Amazing initial hits of dark fruit, berries, cherries; mid palate is wonderfully balanced. Medium-heavy body. Another winner emerges from the wood wizardry of Alan Sprints. Resembles a friendly, warm wine/fruit liqueur. Great!
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is awesome with a lot of whiskey, oak and hot alcohol notes. The flavor is also very good. I get some great peach and chocolate-covered cherry notes as well as some alcohol and whiskey notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An awesome beer and I am happy I have another coming to me from my man Andre in the PNW.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle courtesy of a sweet trade with GT2. It pours out as a dark liquid and right from the start plenty of chunks of some sort of dark debris also empty out. Interesting. In the glass the body is murky mahogany in color and supporting a tiny white like set of bubbles. The aroma is big and full and rich with brown sugar coated ripe cherries, vanilla and molasses. It gets into smooth sweet bourbon and chocolate covered oak toward the end of the draw. The taste begins smooth as sweet cherries mingle with molasses and sweet dark fruity esters that have a boozy edge to them. Then smooth sweet bourbon, sweet vanilla and a bit more booze show up about midway. I get some thick malts and chocolate joining in also before sweet prune and cherry fruitiness help take this to the finish. Dandy sipper.
Shaimless (1) - - NOV 25, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Magnificent. Privileged to enjoy from bottle at HOTD on 11/2213. Think of a higher carbonated cherry Adam ftw with subtle peaches. This is my new favorite beer, and I?m an IRS lover. Fruity floaties seemed to have settled down, at least in my bottle.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at HOTD. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Chunks of fruit and stuff, but I am ok with that! Peach, cherry, oak, vanilla, dark toffee, thick and awesome. Love this stuff.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky mahogany.
Smell fruity, peach and cherry, bit belgian
Taste fruit bouquet, sweet, no heat. Oaky vanilla.
Decent. I like it better than Cherry or Peach Fred by themselves.
drfabulous (3373) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce thanks to Prufrockstar. Cherry red. Wine and peach. And there are floaties of fruit in this beer! Oak in the nose and a touch of bourbon to finish. Almost sangria like. Absolutely fantastic.
demmbonz (409) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz to snifter. Dark brown with hints of red. Sweet vanilla and oak aroma and some booze. Huge sweetness and cherry tartness. Barrel flavor comes out by the degree it warms. Chunks of fruit floaters. Amazing.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, thanks Michael!. Pours a murky, reddish brown color with a thin tan head that fades away to nothing. And bits of fruit floating in it. Aroma is fruity, cherry, oak, a little boozy. Medium on the palate with sharp, but somewhat creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, oak, some nice alcohol heat, fruit, cherry, maybe a little peach, some tobacco, maybe a little vanilla, with a sweet, fruity finish. Very nice, but I could see this getting better with age as some of the alcohol heat fades.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle thanks to brystmar) deep ruby brown, white bubbles. Nose is very rich, cherry, cream, oats, bourbon, caramel, complex as anything, alcohol, smells amazing. Taste of cherry, vanilla, alcohol, delicious and complex, caramel, very sweet, nice beer.
DrewFace (232) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Gusher, half the bottle lost. Small, cloudy, caramel colored pour. Caramel, boozy, oaky, maple syrup aroma. Chunky, cherry, syrupy,Carmel, and alcohol in the flavor.