hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mostly clear dark mahogany ale with a huge, frothy, mushroom-colored head that diminishes to a small creamy cap an never entirely dissipates. The bouquet is an assortment of herbal roots and cocoa with hints of anise and sour cherries. Medium to full-bodied and very effervescent. The flavor is crisp and of tart currants and berries with a mild cocoa aspect. Finishes tangy and dry… nearly puckering. Gonna sit on my other bottle for a while. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous 50belair!
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by BA teamizm. Pours with massive lightly tan head over a murky brown body. Aromas of hugely estery, cherry, coughdrops, pear, vanilla, alcohol, almond and a bunch of dark fruits. Flavors are slightly tart, dry, cherries, styrofoam, brown sugar. Lots of esters, craisins, black cherries. Fusel, a bit hot, cotton candy. Medium to lively bubbles, warming and sticky. Not too pleasant for my tastes.
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear cola with a sudsy beige head. Nose is cranberry, cherry, toffee and vanilla. Medium light with foamy, tongue tickling carb. Taste is cranberry skins, raspberry pits, sour cherry and bitters. Like a summery fruit cocktail. Refreshing without being girly sweet.
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Thanks Peter. Pours cloudy Amber with a thin white head. Aroma has hints of funk, berries, oak and malts. Flavor is tart, a bit funky with hints of berries and currants. Overall a pretty good beer. Not sure what style there really trying for.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown/burgundy with a thin white head and touch of red. Nose is subtle with some mild tart notes and slight toasted malt. Medium bodied and starts with elements of currants, slight brown sugar, toast and cranberry. Finishes with a tart cherry. A well-balanced beer and the brainchild of two great breweries. Keep an eye on Pipeworks in the future...good stuff.
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for sharing Ethan. Pours a black cherry amber with a thick tan head. Nose of red fruits, spice, weird yeast. Flavor is similar--spicy, watery, and weird. Not all that fruity. It reminds me a lot of Fullsteam First Frost which was brewed with persimmons.
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich ruby copper with two fingers of sandstone tan head. Nose shows cherry skins and sweet spices with a light dextrinous character. Lightly tart with lots of cherry and fruit skin character and some sweet notes. Light bodied and lightly acidic on the palate.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Secret santa box beer. Good looking beer - reddish-brown/amber color with a layer of tan foamy head. Aroma is tart cherries, raisin, vanilla, and some roasted malts. Flavor follows the aroma pretty closely, but with the cherries becoming much more prominent. While not overtly sour, there is a nice tartness to the finish
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by phaleslu during his bachelor party weekend. thanks peter! sweet, caramel, dark dried fruit malt backing. some light booze. touch of vanilla. touch of earthy vegetal cherries. fruity strong ale with a bit of an identity crisis.
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from TheAlum- thanks, Adam! Pours a dark, cloudy ruby-brown color with a finger-thick rocky beige head. Notes of berries, oaky funk, overripe pit fruit, caramel malts, earth, rust, and a faint floral note. Medium-bodied, with a tart, fruity, funky mouthfeel and a dry finish. Good deal of soft carbonation. This beer seems like it’s not quite sure what it wants to be. Interesting to drink nonetheless.