SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish pour with a small foamy head.. Aroma is full of cherries,wood, wine grapes and a slight tartness. Flavor is cherries, wine, oak and a nice tart finish. Nice.
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Cellared 2011 bomber shared, and poured to snifters displaying a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, little to no head & lacing, but a bit of leggy coating on the glass. The nose was controlled yeasty funk, dark red wine, chocolate, cherry, and a touch of underlying roastiness. The taste had more of a lingering sour nature to it, with cherry, barrel/tanniny astringency, and dryness to the finish. Held up quite well, although much of the Porter profile faded, and the alcohol mellowed.
callmemickey (1864) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Real dark red-brown body. Thin tan head. No real retention, just the lightest hints of lacing.
S: Dark cherries, red wine, oak. You can tell its going to be tart and sweet.
T: Yup. The nose was right. Sweet cherry flavors are pronounced from start to finish. The barrel aged treatment is apparent. Vinous with a nice underlying oaky current. Tart, but not overwhelming.
M: Full-medium bodied. A little undercarbonated. Nice lingering tartness, that is not distracting.
O: An interesting beer for sure. Not the most profound offering, but thoroughly deserving if you are looking for a vinous-cherry brew.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried at paytoplay’s house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks Shane! Wow great aroma. Lots of cherry. Lightly sweet. Thick body. Light tartness. Excellent.
tom10101 (1835) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by cparles, thanks! Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, light roasted malt, chocolate, wood and mild Cabernet notes. It was mild at first, but it became a little more complex as it warmed. Taste is slightly sweet with tart cherries, roasted malt, vinous notes, oak and light chocolate. Alcohol is really well hidden. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. A tad watery too. Not very complex (components of this beer doesn’t merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering it’s a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of markwise. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of overripe cherries, red wine, light vinegar notes, hints of chocolate and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sour overripe cherries, tart red wine, hints of chocolate, light floral esters. Medium body with a pleasing malty and tart finish.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Huny day. Brown pour with no head. The body is really thin on this one. Cherry nose. Sort of like a sour bruin with more cherry notes.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep red. Nose is huge cherry and vinous characteristics. Flavor is sour and sweet cherries, unripe fruit, red wine, hints of vinegar, nice subtle wood flavors. Very dry finish. Awesome beer!
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on Dark Lord Day from a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head that recedes rather quickly to nothing more than a very thin collar of lace. The nose is sour, funky, natural cherry with more roasted notes of coffee, chocolate, and oak. The flavor is sour, funky, and natural cherries with the same roasted coffee, chocolate, and oak that I detected on the nose. The body is medium with a very oily texture, lively carbonation and a long roasted coffee and oak, along with the funky cherry flavor.
zathrus13 (1664) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 26/156. Thanks, George. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is cherries, funk, and red wine. Flavor is cherries, red wine, and a little wood. Low carbonation and rather subtle flavors.