bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a cloudy amber brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, yogurt, cherries, some leather, and barnyard. Flavor of cherries, herbs, earth, honey, raspberries, chocolate, vinous, and vinegar.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
opaque dark burgendy, huge creamy beige head, lots of lace, huge tart cherry aroma with a woody cherry pit character, lots of tart cherry flavor, lots of wood character, touch of vanilla hiding in the background,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky caramel-colored ale with no head. The nose is just a fantastic blend of caramel, cherries and berry acidity with a kiss of acetic red wine. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and nearly expired carbonation. The flavor is all about tart cherries, tangy red wine and toffee sweetness… the acidity reigns. Finishes fruity and tart with lots of cherries. Kudos to OrlGamecock for sharing the bottle!
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very cloudy brownish/toffee colored pour. Aroma is a super blend of dark cherry fruit, tart vinegar notes and some wet oak notes. Flavor is tart and fruity. I get tart cherries, rich wine notes, vinegar tartness...damn good. Im very glad to get to try this one.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 750ml shared by artusory. Pours a purple brown with pretty much no head. Sticky plum and wood nose, along with some sweet brown sugar and toasted bread, bran, plums and black cherries, and even some brandy scented pancake syrup. Mild prickly texture up front, nearly flat, but moderately tart and woody. Stems and pits all over this thing. Thick and viscous with a bretty tartness, dried cranberries and some dried red grapes in the drying finish. Good stuff, but would like to have more carbonation and perhaps more of the brandy character that’s in the nose show up in the flavor. Still, few complaints.
Ibrew2or3 (6226) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Bottle #69 that I bottled myself at the 1st Annual Barrel Tasting Event at the brewery. Very cool event. Finally popping this bad boy with some of the Tampa crew. Pours clear brown with copper hues and tiny off white head. The aroma is full of drool inducing ripe cherries and wood but preceded by some tartness that moves slowly into faint funk. All those notes are followed by a lingering soft cherry goodness at the end of the draw. Very nice complex nose that I can ponder for days. I also get growing smooth oaky wood notes with additional draws. The taste has rich ripe cherries along with some tart cherries moving into smooth oak wood notes and a mild growing tartness. By midway it becomes dry and refreshing. As the finish approaches wood and cherries escort your palate to the after taste with only a background of tartness and a front to back mild funkiness. Refreshing and just plain old yum. Wish I had one more to age further to see where this one goes.
sebletitje (6030) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of ibrew2or3, thanks Dave for corking this one up. Bottle #69.
Pours brownish with beige head.
Taste is lightly bitter, oak comes forward and remains faint but pleasant. Some dark fruits - cherry with a nice sour finish.
Sadly, my pour had too much of the residue to fully enjoy this beer.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to I believe Wetherel who brought this (Bottle 42) to the 2007 PP SAF:
The beer poured a muddy brown with reddish highlights with no head nor lace but was oily. The aroma has notes of lovely funk and cheese, sour grape and cherry, fig, woody and earthy. The flavor displays the same sour fruits along with notes of chocolate, sugar, cinnamom, and wood. The mouth feel is warming and oily with a shapr acidity. Lovely stuff, I dig it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brune body with an off white head. Funky chewy cherry pit, skins pulp and a light woodiness. Lots of cuvee de tomme? A very nice sour ale.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle thanks to mar) opaque ruby red, no head. Nose of salt water, cherry, cranberry, capers, and tart fruits. Taste of cherry, pipe tobacco, salt, light wood, red wine grape vinousness, with an undercarbonated body with linger of lightly tart fruits.