aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml 2009 batch. Pours dark brown with red hues, small virtually no head. Aromas of sour cherries, apple skins, earth and some light yeast and malt. Flavors of tart cherries, apples and other fruits. Sour vinegar back end, not dry, but sour with a touch of sweetness. Palate is barely carbonated, but still somewhat enjoyable.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to fordest. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with no head. Nose is nectarine, funk, wood, fruit, honey dew. Taste is similar. Tangy acidic mouthfeel that is extremely well balanced, medium thick, and highly quaffable. Pretty solid.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose-unblended gauze, light horse, light dog, very raw in that good horsey wet dog kind of way. Taste-cantaloupe, horse blanket, some farmhouse like must, hay, a little bit of berry (almost cherry), Very “earthy” and simple, but layered. I like.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 sinner bottle. Poured a dark hazy brown with almost no head. Sweet and tart aroma with a slight wood noise. Taste similar with a very nice cherry tartness. Great beer.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 2007 bottle thanks to fordest. Murky brown pour with no head. Sweet, tart nose with wood and cherries. Very nice on the palate with a great cherry sweet and tart flavor.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Chunky brown color. Aroma is tart as hell, with cherries, wood, and earth. Sour and vinegary as hell. Some cherries and funk. Damn tihs made my mouth pucker.
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FRO Throwdown: Brown and cloudy with floaties. Nice funk, sour with cherries. Big cherry pie sweetness and a long rounded sweet capstone.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Monk’s Cafe: Had this during the Brett Pack Dinner during PBW. According to Tomme, this beer is aged in various oak barrels and then blended together. This one poured like a wine, not much carbonation. The color was a deep red. The aroma was cherry, oak. and vanilla. The flavor was FAN-tastic. Very sour cherry balanced by the oak and vanilla. Not an overly sweet aftertaste either. Very smooth. Definitely my favorite beer of the night. Almost wine like. I could see this being the way of the future, instead of wine, I’ll have a Red Poppy please.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09
Pours hazy brown.
Aroma of sour cherry and hints of oak. Overall the sourness just covers the aroma.
Taste had a lot of sourness going on with the cherries not being too upfront.
Nice effort on this sour.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at C&P Otown Throwdown, big thanks to Dark Guardian! Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Sour cherry vinegar, tart and tangy aroma. Taste is tart cherry, oak, white vinegar. Very sour, complex and interesting.