j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big weird lava lamp or butt plug shaped bottle at Max’s for his birthday, many thanks to jtclockwork for this one. Pours a murky ruby amber with a thin white head. Big sweet old cherry on the nose, oxidized. Medium bodied, old cherry, tastes a bit like cough drops. Sweet with a bit more old oxidization. Long old cherries on the finish. Not as bad as I was expecting. Disappointed in how disappointing it wasn’t.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lava lamp/giant butt plug shaped bottle shared by one of the Nielsen bros. at RBWG, Friday night Dumptown Inn bottle share. Thanks, bro(s)! Pours a tea-amber color with a beige ring for a head. Notes of caramel, cardboard, brown sugar, tea, honey, toffee, and dried cherry. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, dry, dusty mouthfeel. Oxidized, but not bad at all, actually.
GT2 (7718) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ ? Tank Shell ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thankyou pussypete, jtclockwork, blomster for this mega wale procurement. Pours clear amber, spotty lacing. Nose is sticky cherry, brown sugar. Taste is tart, rich cherry, brown sugar. Much better than expected. Shockingly not bad at all.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by James. Light sweet malts, faint cherry sweetness, and some creeping oxidation. Not completely awful; actually way better than I expected.
deyholla (5858) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle thanks to James/Aaron at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazy amber with a tan head that dissipates nearly immediately to the edges. Aroma has notes of artificial cherry with a good amount of cookie backing. Flavor is full of really sweet artificial cherries and not much else, maybe a hint of sweet corn.
Drake (7844) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #54. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a clear red color with floaties. Thin creamy tan head. Aroma of cherry Twizzlers and mild pale malt. The taste is Twizzlers candy with some grainy notes. Thin bodied. Not terrible.
jcnielsen (1654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of adnielsen via jtclockwork. Pours a caramel color with white head. Cherry, medicinal, cough drop flavors.
DrSilverworm (4745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste from a very pretty bottle. 2007 vintage. Hazy dark brown amber orange color. Thin off-white ring of head, some ropes and reaches of lace. Good cherry aroma in the nose... Moderate to bigger sweet taste, syrupy and "fake wood" as Max says. Medium to bigger body, smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy, lightly slick. I dunno.... Decent cherry imperial lager, gotta say. Reluctant to say it.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a murky reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Some spicy cinnamon notes in the nose with apple and cherries. Somewhat tart, pie cherry, lightly oxidized flavor. Some caramel too. Taste the .rar. Huge thanks to jtclockwork for breaking this out of his cellar!
jtclockwork (6922) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle I brought to "celebrate" Max’s 30th. Pours reddish amber with an off white head out of the missile/marital aid bottle. Nose/taste of cherry, light cherry soy and toasted grain. Simple. Not overly unpleasant. Not great. Not terrible. Just okay. Lighter medium body.