Christpuncher (2794) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruit and prune. Flavor is prune, some fruit and cherry. Sort of sweet. Not their best but decent. Got as part of a trade
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to Toby. pours out a cloudy brown with some maroon highlights topped with a small sand head. nose is very sweet fruit notes berries cherries and some pit fruit. taste is more of the heavy fruit berries cherries almost fruit cake. A light tart note and a nice beg touch.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz shared by MrPickles. Burgundy brown body. Big foamy beige head. Big berry flavor on top of oily sweet malt. Sweet plum, prune tones. Tangy. Kind of like a fruit-edged Porter. Unique.
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper/brown, tan head. Aroma: nutty cocoa, black currant, earthy cherries. Flavor: bread crusts, baker’s chocolate, nutty notes, cherries, dried fruit, lightly tart. Interesting, flavors work well together.
Sledutah (7022) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of dark berries, cherries, and tart
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep murky brown copper color with a large white head. Huge very sweet fruit and malt. The flavor is brown malts, almost pushing toward a Flanders red, some sour cherry, yeasty, Belgian esters. Very good. I really enjoyed this.
Gription79 (2829) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big berry character, malty, grape, strawberry, tart, chocolate, nutty. This is very interesting.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/04/2011: Half Acre presents "Small Animal... Big Machine" (ale brewed with cherries and currants)... Aroma: Caramelized malt and some soft cherry. Appearance: Cola brown color with a large, dull beige-colored head. Flavor: Wonderful blend of roasted malt, lite chocolate, and CHERRY temped by the currant (both are quite obvious); slightly sweet, slightly tart; lingonberry tartness and dryness; finishes dry, and slightly sour with a shot of cherry. Palate: This beer is HIGHLY carbonated (more so than soda), so it’s difficult to judge the actual weight of this beer on the palette. Overall: This is a REALLY nice beer that I enjoyed A LOT.
fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #61 for this beer.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle consumed in August 2011. Pours a dark burgundy color with a large fizzy beige head. the aroma is tart berries and cherry, caramel, acidic with some yeasty notes. The flavor is more of the same; tart cherry and berries, caramel, acidic, yeast; spritzy carbonation with a dry finish. I like the label +.1.
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bonus points for the imaginative and creative artwork on the label. The beer is hazy and chestnut brown in color with a ginormous tan head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. A bit over-carbonated.
Sweet fruit dominates the aroma. Currants followed by berries.
The flavor is lightly tannic, offering some oak character and a healthy serving of currants. Definitely more sweet than tart / sour. Alcohol presence is mild. A few ounces is plenty. This was fun to try, but not a big hit among the guys in the tasting group.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-10-2012