JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating from a sample at a bottle sale a while back. Tried multiple batches of the Cab version before this one, so I was glad to try it and pick out differences. Darkest brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of sour cherries, chocolate, a little bit of funky sourness and roast. Tart cherry flavor right up front with some chocolate and roast before a tart finish. In comparison with the Cab version, the chocolate and roast come through a bit more due to a more muted sourness, but very similar overall.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color/ fleeting head. Bourbon vanilla, tart fruit, wet wood aromas. medium body with light carbonation. Decent vanilla, dry chocolate, mildly tart cherry flavors.