devman171 (213) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with good amount of carb. Bottled on 11/2010, enjoyed 2/13. Taste is tart, slight alcohol, sour cherries, raisin, plum. Light body but good mouthfeel. Nice winter ale.
BlackIPA (747) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy amber with just a tiny off white head. Aroma of funky oak, mellow dark fruit, a touch of yeast, some genital warts. Amazing. Taste is slightly sour, dry, with a hint of salty brine. Quite tart, but this thing has a boatload of funk to back it up. Funkytown. Shit, Iím already white boy wasted. Almost. Great beer.
RmmHronek (166) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fucking great! Itís tart, has a touch of sour cherry in the nose, and a little barnyard on the palette. Man, score!
maxwelldeux (2361) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate white head. Nose is just a tad sweet with a bit of malts there. Taste is much the same with the sweetness dominating.
gnoff (6374) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matt / Nekrobarr (non on ratebeer). Sampled on January 27, 2013. Bottle marked Blend 13, bottled 11-14-2012.
Murky brown color, tan head. MAinly acidic scent. Acidic, tart taste, also apples. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
dhunter151 (251) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The cherries give it tart taste but it's subtle. It's not as sour as a true sour beer. It's a refreshing beer to drink. This beer is very drinkable, the 9% ABV is very well hidden. Dry finish.
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Lukaduke (1066) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a lively three finger eggshell head. On the nose there is some wet wood, tart fruit, cherry, apple cider and light warm spice. The palate has a great balance between sweet tart fruit and spiced warm malt background. Great rustic funk dries out nicely on the finish.
esox (863) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Ruby beer, huge head. Lambic-like funky nose has sour cherries, red currants, acidic grapes and dry oak. Some very dark fruitines or sugar on the background. Very sour and dry aroma is heavy on lactic acid and dry oakiness. Thereís only a hint of sweeter, fermented fruitiness. Lacks some balancing matiness, especially in the finish. High carbonation highlights thinnes. Hides alcohol surprisingly well. Interesting, yet slightly unbalanced.
ModeEngage (11) - Lowell, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich brown color with cherry highlights. Weak-ish aroma of funky spices. Mild-to-moderate sour notes at first, but finishes spicy and bitter. Goes down very easily for 9% abv. A solid winter brew.
I feel like Jolly Pumpkinís voice isnít for everyone, but I certainly enjoy it.
brian60625 (639) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like holiday spice beers and the occasional fizzer (e.g. Unibroueís style, humming with carbonation), then youíll liked this one. Itís a dark rose color, bubble action inside, and a negligible amount of foam and lacing. The smell is warm cider. The taste is spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) on fruit (mellowed oranges and apricots). The mouthfeel is light, fizzed, not-creamy (what would that be called, without calling it watery?) and easily drinkable. Overall, an excellent and deliriously consumable beverage that I would happily have more of, were it not so geographically and chronologically hard to come by.