bu11zeye (12367) - 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.
jtclockwork (11782) - , 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.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared by MrChopin at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a clear brownish red color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, leafy vegetal notes and a dark malty finish. There taste is tart cherries, chocolate and a malty finish. Faint wood. Not too complex but very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, 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.
hopdog (10255) - 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.
GT2 (9410) - 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.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. courtesy of gunhaver.
pours dark amber, no head.
Aroma, lots of cherry and oak with a touch of dark malts and candi sugar sweetness.
Flavors, let this one warmed up a little bit and got a lot of oak with warming abv. Thick cherry, borderline on the black currants, hints of chocolate malts, Belgian yeast and dark sugar. Cherry tart aspect was rather thin possibly making room for the sweeter sugary palate. Finish keeps the same oaky notes and a long enjoyable cherry palate.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a hazed gold orange with a thin white head. Soft light cherry, dark malt, light brett. Light cherry, touch of nuttiness. Crisp lingering malt, and sweetness. Tasty stuff.
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured a lovely shade of reddish-amber with just about no head on top. The aroma was quite potent, with tart cherries, oak, and a bit of raw alcohol leading.. some darker fruits, molasses, and vanilla deeper down.. unabashedly big, but I was looking forward to it. The flavor found juicy dark fruits, berries, and peppery bourbon-like notes at the core with dry white pepper, oak, cloves, and tart cherries around.. spicy and dry on the finish with very tasty cherries and oak above all else.. oxidation rounded it out well right at the end. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. this got better and better with a little time to breathe.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, 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.