JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark garnet umber color with a moderate light tan color. Certainly a cherry aroma with hints of dark cherries as well as cherry cough drops. Mild attic scent. A blast of malt, grain and cherries rushes in and takes the mouth hostage as the face grimaces and the backbone curls. The flavors really do seem to grab me and shake me around a bit. Iím reduced to taking small refrained sips. A touch of tartness in the middle, but Iím still thinking about sweet tarts. Like so many of the stronger A-B brews this still has a grainy malt liquor underpinning. Not nearly as graceful as it sounds.
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy pinkish foam is the pour. Bubblegummish cherry aroma. Taste is lagerish overrid by cherry essence. Like a mild kriek though very sweet.
ScoWRee (413) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a ruby color with a thin tan bubblie head. Aroma of cherry. Taste is very sweet cheery, Reminds me of a cough drop. Iím not a fruity beer drinker but this was ok to try.
Palidor19 (3163) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It does have some quality that is worth mentioning, the taste is higher. Cherry is very definite, high malts, low hops and a very cherry flavor with some ricey after taste.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is not bad. It does have cherries but it also has rice. The appearance is amber with a medium foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma but with a sweetness that turns bitter. The palate is thin. Overall itís better than I was expecting.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle looks like the new designer DirtDevil vacuum. LíUber indeed. If only they spent more time creating the beer than making a cool bottle. Aroma is Tusin. Syrupy and sweet. So syrupy that my lips would stickto the glass with each sip. Ass.
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 24 oz rocketship-dildo bottle. Epic. Everything from this point on went downhill. Body is clear dark red. Aroma is similar to cherry medicine or robatusin. Taste is alcohol, cherries, and medicine.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an interesting red-amber. Aroma is pure maraschino cherries, no malt, no hops apparent. Flavor is sweet maraschino cherries, but with noticeable alcohol, which actually seems to balance the sweetness some, but not enough. Overall, tastes like a cherry soda with a kick. This bottle was shared between 6 of us, so there was not enough to give it time to warm up.
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet cherry - not super sweet, but not at all sour. Clear mahogany color with a white head that ringed rapidly. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is sweet malt, and the cherry is a bit like sucking cherry skin or pit. This seems to be a pretty malty lager, and the finish is not dry, but it is not overly sweet either. Sort of balanced, if the cherry bitter notes get counted. Very interesting try from a big brewer.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared by brewfiend at Cellarís Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear reddish brown brew with a fast dissolving off white head that leaves behind a fine film and ring. Aroma of cherries and light bread malt. Taste is something like a watered down Vicks NyQuil and some corn syrup. Finish is light with a touch of cherry cough drop. Not totally offensive but the bottle smashes pretty good when christening a new garbage dumpster in the back alley.