NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Khyber. Very dark black red pour. Slight white head disappeared completely. Dark chocolate. Cherries, including stems and stones. Burnt toast. Turkish coffee. Black pepper. Very unusual, and very welcome, combination of styles. Tastes like a pitch black porter/stout mixed with a full fruity sour lambic. I suspect that the specific brews here on their own here might be lacking but cheers for the attempt. Not to everyone?s taste, but if you love both dark and sour - go for it!
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a small head served in a goblet. The aroma has some caramel, bread, maybe some fruit, sourness. The flavor has the same. Dry in the mouth and a little warming.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Pours a dark amber brown hue and forms a minimal amount of foam for a head. The nose is mild with a scent of Belgian yeast and has an aroma that resembles the smell of wine. Drink is smooth and well balanced and its hard to imagine that this beer was described as a fruit beer hybrid by the bar keep, however, there is a well balance between sweet sugary malts that are counter balanced with a tart taste of authentic cherries. The cherry flavor is so realist as if I’m eating slice of cold cherry pie. In the finish, traces of Belgian spiced yeast start to become more apparent and really drives this beer through. Such a unique and complex recipe that stands out from the rest of their stuff.
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown/red. The chocolate flavor is strong on this, resembling a chocolate-covered cherry bourbon candy, alcohol heat and all. There is a mild underlying tartness, but mostly blunt chocolate, cherry and booze.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of sweet cherries, dark breadiness, caramel and almonds like aromas. The flavor follows the nose with lots of sweet cherry along with almonds, and an almost milky feel too it reminding me of the Danish dish Risalamande. I also get the dark breadiness and caramel. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty interesting Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Iron Fist. Dark brown body with very small of white head. Nose is sweet dark fruit, some cherry, and nuttiness. Lots of sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Lots of prune and raisin flavors, some chocolate notes, with the lightly sour cherry flavor coming through at the end as it warmed. Medium body and some lively carbonation at first. Finishes mostly sweet. A decent attempt at a dark Belgian with the added cherry making things a little more interesting.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy brown color/ tan sheen. Spicy belgian, chocolate, booze, toffee aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet n’spicy toffee, dark pit fruit, light chocolate flavors--good
JoeTheYounger (1160) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with thin head. On draft at stone. Somewhat sweet and nutty. Very interesting.
brokensail (12908) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an almost ruby color with minimal off-white head. Intense cherry aroma, slightly sweet and maybe a little bit of cough medicine. Lots of cherry skins, actually. The flavor is a bit bland. Actually has somewhat of a red grape and wine flavor. Not too much cherry, but a bit of cough medicine. Some bland malt. Meh.
JohnnyJ (4882) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Cloudy brown, with a small light tan head. Dark malts, chocolate, belgian yeast, cherry, and notes of slightly tart fruit. A pretty decent beer, better then most Iron Fist.