yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 This is a kriek-style beer but others have done better. The head of this beer is insignificant, almost none. A lot of cherry flavor turning sour. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2004, Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock. Bam. Dope. Flavor was out of this world: cherry pie in a glass, but more intense and balanced than that. The fruitiness was both tart and sweet (good acid level), and was buttressed with spiciness and malty breadiness. Milk chocolate on the nose enhanced the cherry flavor and smell. Finish was dry and musty, but retained the rounded fruitiness of the flavor. Great body too.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Vintage 1996 I was told. Aged 8 years. Light to medium brown color with some shade of red as well. Aged nose, old, strong alcohol and wood... you can definitely taste the age and the bottle. Spicy yeast and tart cherries abound, with a soothing creamy lactic-like texture, semi-thick body. Almost cola-like with some cherry candy flavors.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This fruit beer is ok but not my style. Sweet, lots of cherry, and tart flavor. Finishes chewy, crisp, and sticky.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, Cherries, Caramel aroma. Deep ruby color with no head. Taste is Black Cherries, that change taste from sweet to somewhat tart. A very good beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft: purplish color with a radish-like tint to the suds atop...slight vinegar touched cabernet aroma with fermented cherries, faint rumballs, and more deep black cherry fumes...Big black cherry flavor intertwined in thick abstract malts with subtle notes of rum and black plum...subtle but balanced brett character..very complex in a dark evil way. Hella damn good!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew really impressed me. It has a nice burgundy body topped by a medium thick head with a decent amount of lacing. The aroma and flavor are very similar, both being sweet, fruity (black cherries) and malty with a slight spiciness. Full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sweet cherries, roses, cinnamon, apple spice, pears?, wood, and alcohol
Appearance: murky brown, small white head
Flavor: cherries (like cherry pie), sugar, nectar (hummingbird food), and brown sugar
Palate: very smooth, fills mouth, cherry pie aftertaste
Overall: a great beer!
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked this kriek-style beer more before I had a few others (like Mort Subite). Not bad, though: almost no head, obviously a lot of cherry flavor, somewhat sour but with an occasional sweetness that tastes a bit artificial to me.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolat covered cherries and cigar nose. Smooth mouthfeel with slightly tart bing cherries, cedar, cherry cordial, and coco. Finished with a touch of chocolat covered cherry.