HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the color of overworked playdoh, where all the colors have been mushed into one mass, with about the same opacity. Nice fruity aroma with some mown hay and lemon zest. The flavor is very nicely balanced between sweet and tart/sour with the cassis probably having dimished over the past year or so since bottling, becoming more a a vague tart cherry flavor. Unusually refreshing for a supposedly heavy beer. Just a little wildness, just a remnant of spiciness.
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Sampled at the post-GCBF party hosted by Oakes, "Big Beer Sampling". Nose is definitive cherries; malt mixes with whiskey, sweet frozen strawberries, milky brakefluid and creamer. Good malted blackcurrent base. Very enjoyable.
tennisjoel (1218) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very odd body color. Kind of orange pinkish and almost cascading appearance. Currants, fruity aroma. Tart taste. More of an alcohol pop than a beer. Kind of like New Glarus Belgian Red its okay but nothing I could drink a lot of. Oh well, I thought I’d give it a try. I think this might be the first HOTD beer that hasn’t impressed me. But it is unique.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally found notes from Immy’s tasting. Mad props out to Immy on a hugh success. Pour was a cloudy pink with a small pinkish head. Aroma was fruity. flavor was a tart fruit.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy, once again of Dubbercody, and once again thanks for the hook up Jaime! Wow, what a wild pour...I don’t know whether to praise it or condem it. Kinda of a pleasant light-pinkish/light-tan head over a body of an opaque warm-grey liquid...very odd indeed. While it IS intersting to look at, it doesn’t really look all that inviting. The aroma on the other hand is quite nice: currants and yeast seem to be the dominant parties. The flavor works pretty nice as well, a nice bit of currant mixes well with the yeast and floral notes making for a dry and fruity brew without being too sweet or sour. The body keeps up as well, light body and smooth carbonation working with the light aromas and flavors...perhaps a bit watery a spots but pretty solid overall. A nice fruit beer, that despite its appearance would be great to have in moderation with one bottle being enough for two people.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Strange pour - pinkish mud might be the best description. Nose is fruity and somewhat floral, with the currants up front. Yeasty flavor draped with currant, some floral notes present. Light sourness. A tinge of tartness in the finish. An ugly looking beer, but it works together well.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Immy’s. From bottle. This doesn’t look like a beer, more like someone just pureed up some currents and left the purple foam on top. Weird. Nose is berry, a slightly sour. Flavor is mostly berry, currant I guess, with the triple underneath trying to break through, just not quite making it though.
TheBeerGod (5568) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Immy’s Tasting on 7-22-06. Milky, muddied ruby. Nose is odd. Currants, obviously, grains, flowers and some odd fruitiness. Taste is fruity and grainy with currants being dominant and some yeast notes. Light flowery notes as well. Body is light and bubbly. Finishes with more fruit notes and some tartness amongst the grains.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Immy’s Tasting, shocked to get a chance to try this. Hazy, dark and hazy, rose tinged mud appearance. Gentle but undefined fruit aroma. Flavor was lightly yeasty, with a gentle note of currants in the background. Interesting, and not bad at all.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Immy’s Tasting. Cloudy red color with a thin creamy pink head. Aroma of fruit and hints of sour. Sweet sour fruit flavor.