crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So a really funky and weird idea. It came out more of a fruit beer than anythign for me, the porter dosn’e dominate the huge barrel and cherry notes.
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts, tangy somewhat vinegar notes, cherry, oak barrel, jammy wine. Pours almost black with a tan head. Flavors of roasted malts, tangy barrel, jammy wine, cherries, tangy vinegar. Lingering medium roast coaty tangy mouthfeel. Interesting beer.
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown with white head, aroma brought notes of oak, cabernet grapes, some slight red raisin, dark fruits, rich caramel and toffee, some sour fruit notes with a hint of lactic acid, with a ever so slight hint of acetic acid. Taste was a mix of slight tart fruit with lots of cabernet grapes, hints of caramel, toffee, some acetic and lactic acids, finishing with an oaky dry finish. Wish there was more cherry, it got kind of lost.
Pailhead (4638) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of tart cherry, vinegar, vinous notes, and a hint of chocolate. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with some light chocolate and caramel. The finish has tart cherry, lemon, and light vinegar. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
jcartamdg (1891) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of smoke, roasty malts, and dark fruit. Tastes roasty yet fruity. Nice balance. Interesting beer. Not my favorite but still good
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douglas88 (5841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle at GABF 2012. Pours a almost totally black color with a small white head, A big nose of tobacco and roast, some odd barrel notes. A sweet mix of fruit and tobacco, leather, wood, earthy at times and roast. Interesting.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie O’s Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is hazed brown black ruby with not much of a tan head. The aroma is big Cabernet wine, light malt sweet and roast behind that. The taste is big Cab character, sour cherries, and followed by the light roast of the porter. The palate is medium bodied, still, oily, dry wine booze and cherry character finish. Nice,though a bit heavy handed on the wine character. Creative, well executed.
thome50 (1007) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown to slight red hints. Aroma is porter and coffee some slight cherry note and sour aromas. Taste is coffee and hints of chocolates with and cherry acid. Overall it works fairly well .
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, pours a dark brownish blck with a thin tan head. Aroma has a lot of funk and dark fruits with a tart cherry. Flavor is awesome this is my kind of beer lots of funk and a vinous cherry tart but there is a porter hidden under the funky yeast roasted malt comes through. overall this is a good craft brew I like the funky and the wino cherry.
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Jackie O’s during the bottle release on 8/18/12. Darkest brown pour with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk, chocolate and roast. Very tart cherry flavor with a bit of chocolate in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/29/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle #106 sample at the HSC Sour tasting on 6/19/10. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Tart cherry nose with red wine, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is cherry vinaigrette, red wine, chocolate and caramel with a tart cherry finish.