smith4498 (3062) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG 2010. Pours brownish red color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries and chocolate. Flavors of sour cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, oand oak with some vinous notes. Medium body with body with moderate carbonation.
tom10101 (3012) - 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 doesnít merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering itís a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
This beer hit my palate perfectly. Really nicely done.
callmemickey (2967) - 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.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Shane (hophead84) and Javier for both bringing this bottle to Woodshop 5.0. Pours a medium cola brown with a reddish tint and a small off white head, some spotty lacing. Great nose of sweet and sour cherries with some roasted malts in the background. Lightly acidic on the palate with nice cherry flavors and a long semi sweet finish, great stuff!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 22 oz. bottle 128/384 via trade with Tripphop (BA) - Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is slight tart cherries, hints of chocolate, and light oak. Very nice. And then I tasted it. I just donít get this tart/sour craze. The flavor is much like the aroma but, just a little more tart. The dark malt and tart cherries really linger in the finish. Medium to full body. A nice beer. Thanks Tripp.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from George. 1st rating. Thick dark black pour. Dry tart aroma. Same for the flavor, a little dry, some tartness, very good. (1079)
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Pours a deep, dark brown with beige head. Aroma is tart with some cherry and faint brett. Flavor of cherry pie and light brett. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very tasty beer!
BuckeyeBoy (2853) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 80 of 156 thanks to JohnGalt1 Pours out a dark mahogany brown topped with a small head. Aroma was of cherries, wine, and chocolate. Taste was more of the cherries, chocolate, light tart and funk. Thanks again Toby for sharing all the Jackie-Os brews you have received.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 84/156 acquired via trade with alexsdad06...thanks again Brad!!! Chestnut/crimson pour produced an eggshell head. Aroma is bright cherry juice, cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is similar with some roasted malt, caramel, and toffee finding their way. Quite thin, unfortunately, which takes away from the beer.