argo0 (12283) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some vinous, light roast, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, bittersweet chocolate, light vinous. Medium body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (12036) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdado6. Poured rclea reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark grape and tart fruit aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy red grape flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG@RLRL-22oz bottle– pours an off white ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is tart fruit, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit-cherry, medium malt, yeast.
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at papsø
hazy dark red-amber, bubbly head.
aroma of cherries, sour cherries, roasted malts, dark chocolate. The fruity cherries dominate.
flavor is cherries, marzipan, wood, roasted grains. Pretty weird taste, sweet fruity stout?.
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle 83 of 384 with many thanks to Beerman6686! Pours dark almost black with off white/light tan head. Vinous notes with dark cherries, oak, chocolate covered cherries and soured caramel. Taste is essentially the same. Nice velvety texture. Initially very vinous with a nice sour cherry body. The chocolate/caramel porter comes out more in the finish. Sprinkles of oak and vanilla throughout. Well balanced.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: tart cherry aroma backed by sweet chocolate
Flavor: tart cherry flavor, dry dark chocolate, just a hint of fruity sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, Cabernet and oak, toast and nutty malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is tart cherry and Cabernet, toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish pour. Aroma is full of cherries,wood, wine grapes and a slight tartness. Flavor is cherries, wine, oak and a nice tart finish. Odd yeast strain for my taste buds.
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler … This beer rocks!… Murky, dark brown/almost black beer with a small, fat-bubbled, khaki head. The aroma offers sour cherries and funk along with back-seat components of chocolate, wood and toasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The tart, nutty flavor also displays cherries, wood and a vinous note. Tangy, dry finish. Growler of this world class beer courtesy of darkguardian!
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Josh for bringing this one. Bottle 36/156 and bottled on 11/22/09. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and woody. Tastes of grapes, cherries, merlot, and woody.