Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005. Sludgy pour, fairly still, of a sickly tanned pink flesh tone. The rosy cheeks of a tanning-booth girl. Currants are still powerful on the nose. Wet wood and a hint of vinegar betray the age. Some cream and baked brown sugar on the back end. Tastes mild in general to start, a bit like beets. Suggestions of tomato, spice and raspberry in a hot cherry cough syrup body. Finishes dry and tannic – massive like a bold Zinfandel. Waxy and hot in the mouth, retaining a bit of framboise-like sparkle. It’s hard to say if age has benefited this any, though it’s evolved into something that’s interesting, at the least. Thanks for sharing, Ken!
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/pink muddy color. WIne like aromas, dried fruit, sweet berry aromas. Good balance of sweet and sour especially in the finish.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with SamuraiArtist. Thanks Ezra! Pours a muddy pinkish red color with a light pink head. Aroma of cherries, apples, fermented fruit and spices. Taste is strong currents, smoky with hints of orange, apples and yeast. Has a very unique flavor of dried fruit and alcohol. Smooth and easy to drink with a bit of a sweet finish.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Thanks, Pitonka! Pours surging, opaque mauve with a thinnish, fizzy lavender head. Looks grainy and murky at all times. Smells massively dusty, almost a hot summer dirt road sense. Light tones of cherryish/black currant too. Soft medium body with light pleasant carb and very fruit-forward flavors. Nice stuff. Mid-palate is more modest bodied currant flavor business. Slight sticky sugary finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of larry pitonka. Pours a red and cloudy beer with a thin tan head. Smells of currants, lots of sourness and buttery. Taste is very sour with a nice compliment of black currants. Great take on a fruit beer!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via bonus with robertsreality. Damn Rob thanks again. I’ve been wanting try this for a while now. Pours reddish strawberry brown, like a smoothie made with old fruite. Head is 1 finger wide and a reddish white. The nose is light and slighty fruity. The taste has a big alcholic punch and is very vinious and sharp. Not the best taste or feeling from a fruit beer but its not horrid either. I would have hoped perhaps after almost 2 years that this may have mellowed some.
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours out a cloudy amber topped with a small off white head. A little fruit and wood on this one.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared at Columbus Tasting 7 - Pours cloudy amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of oak, black currant, and spice. Flavor is oak, black currant, and spice. Medium body with average carbonation.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, muddy tan pink color with a taupe/pink head. Looks somewhat like an imitation chocolate milk drink that even has come small curds. This one has even set for a couple months, but it looks like it was shaken and abused. Currants dominate the aromas. Some hints of scones and rust. Quite chemical in aroma. Currant and grape skin tannins abound. Sour apple, dark cherries, apricot pits and lime zest wander about. A light tartness and mild astringency meander about as well. Why do I think many a brew looked like this a few hundred years ago. A tough brew to slog through in a odd way. Rough to look at, some interesting, yet odd flavors, still a brew that makes one reflect back to a time when life wasn’t filtered, pasteurized and hermetically sealed. Thanks Larry Pitonka for this rough gem.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by black95tt: Pours a hazy purplish brown color with a tan head. Aroma, fruity, some floral notes, caramel, some slight tartness. Flavor, fruits, caramel, a dryer floral finish, yeasty. Very nice.