decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with no head or lace. Sour fruit/cherry, abv, and a hinto molasses. Sour cherries, abv, and malt body. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer
blipp (5843) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours amber red with an off white head. Tart fruity aroma with toast and cherries. The flavor is fruity sweet with cherries and sweet malts. Good stuff.
GT2 (8175) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is a flat cloudy pink. Nose is metallic and papery with intense medicinal cherry. Taste is sweet, medicinal, papery and chalky with metals. Pour palate. Ick.
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours red. Nose and taste of cherry, oak, fruity esters, yeast, light candi sugar, sweet malts and some light funk. Mild tartness. Some very minor medicinal notes at times. Medium body.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy chestnut. Nose is watery, light pepper and yeast, heavy oak with warmth, thin pepper and a light brown sugar. Light heat at front, thin medicine through middle with heavy yeast, light sugar, walnut through moderate, dry, peppery finish, a lightly green pistachio note at room temp.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and tart cherry nose with a bit of yogurt and funk. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately tart, with medicinal cherry, caramel and purport yeast. Rather astringent.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours clear ruby/brown with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, oak, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, oak, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry and sour finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of oak, cherry, raisins, vanilla, and wood. Flavor of oak, cherry, Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, light chocolate, and caramel.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Not sure of the vintage, but it has been in thirdeye’s cellar for nearly a year. The regular version was great and I expect this one to be as good or better.
The beer pours a reddish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tart cherries with a little bit of other dark fruit and some dark malts. Still, this beer smells like a sour cherry beer.
The flavor is more of the same. I get a little bit of toffee malt and some alcohol, but what really stands out is the tart, sour cherries. There is very little quadrupel in the flavor or aroma. It has been a while since I had the beer, but this reminds me of Iron Hill Kriek de Hill.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An outstanding beer, just not sure where the quadrupel went. Still, this is one of the best beers I have tried and very worthy of a high rating.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber brown pour with no foam, aroma is sweet musty cherries, flavors are sour lambic, earthy, cherries, nice lasting sour finish