hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (RBSG). Poured a deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruits, wood, and candi sugar. Tastes of cherries, woody/oakiness, candi sugar, some funkiness, and vanilla.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Beautiful pour of a hazy, glowing orange. Aroma hits first of bourbon, then some tart cherry and sweet toasted coconut. Great and complex flavor of vanilla, brett, sour cherry, and brown sugar. Crisp, acidic front with more bourbon in the finish. This is a winner!
decaturstevo (5788) - 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 (8181) - La Mesa, California, 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (14944) - , 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 (4303) - 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 (12101) - Escondido, California, 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 (12717) - 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.