tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 375 from the Sinners shipment. Wonderful aroma, but kind of falls a little short of expectations on the tongue. Itís just a notch below Supplication... close though. Quite tart and sour on the nose. Loads of new oak as well. Pours dark, murky brown with lots of chunky yeast floating around. Not nearly as tart on the tongue as the nose. Some bready malt, tart cherry and wet new oak. Tart grape tannin and a kiss of vinegar as well. A hint of funky yeast. Medium on the tongue. Just the right amount of carbonation. Finish didnít last as long as I had hoped. Overall, this is a fine beer, but I was hoping for a bit more sour funk.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
reminds me of RR supplication...but just one notch below. the pour produced zero head with a cloudy reddish brown pour. tart up front, with a light vinous quality and a bit of the cherry flavor followed up by some woody oakiness. excellent brew...but i dont think its at the same level of the RR sours just yet.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on Super Bowl Sunday. 375ml bottle. Pours cloudy brown with reddish highlights. Thin off-white head, some bubbles hang out for a while. Smells of sour cherries. Tastes of sour cherries and yeasty, bready malts. Medium body, pucker sour, nice crisp carbonation.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 375 ml. bottle revealed a murky brownish red brew with a thin head. Aromas of sweet fruit, malt, and sour cherries. tart on the palate. Flavor is outstanding with not over the top sourness but a perfect balance of sweet cherry. Tasty, subtle complex beer. Most excellent
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper orange in color with a little head. Fruity hoppy cherry aroma. Coriander notes. Fruity sour cherry with a touch of rasberry flavor. Hoppy notes. Finish is sweet. Very drinkable.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Had to make # 500 a great one, Red Poppy didnít disappoint. 375ml bottle and on draft for the release. Poured into a Trappist glass and served at 45-50 degrees. A mostly hazed deep plum red pour. Very little head and light lacing. Red wine, vinegar, and sour cherries found in the nose. Flavor was mostly vinegar with some oak, and sour qualities prevalent. Another great one from Lost Abbey.
DenverLogan (685) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted in bottles, on tap, and on 2.5 gallon cask (flat keg, later carbonated). Brown, small head. Sour aroma like La Folie, but not as tart. Big carbonation, soda like, fully flavored, sour cherry and a touch of raspberry...lovely.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle at the release. Murky brownish red with not much head. Lots of tart acidic aromas. bright fruits all the way. Flavors followed suit with cherry and some vinous grapes. Little bit of wood, and more sour. Pretty darn tasty..
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 On tap at the release. Pours a cloudy red amber with no head. Aroma of tart cherries, grapes, and wood. Flavors of sour cherries and finishes slightly sweet.
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the brewery today during the release. Murky beer that doesnít suggest anything spectacular, but the aroma raises expectations; winey and tart, sharp and sweet, fresh and sour, the taste is fruit dominated, tart but not uncomfortable, vibrant with red cherries but still beery. This is tight - not sweet, not painfully sour, but walking the line that makes you want to take another taste again and again.