zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Gingerman - Sweet and sour cherry and wine. Hint of oak and dirt. Some meaty, umami flavors and soy and prune. Leaves some acetic notes on the tongue. Starts out good, but a little harsh to drink the whole glass, and when it gets warm.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The cask used for this beer previously held a different beer, so cask influence is minimal but still present. There is a distinct note of spirit and a dab of peat to go with the well integrated sweetness. The body displays sage and plum juice with a sake-like finish. Solid beer and well aged.