sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy reddish-brown with a small foamy head, dispersed slow moving CO2 streams. A bit of fruity malt on the nose but rather muted. Sweetness (8/10) hits first, and then the pleasantly sour (5/10) tartness (3/10) kicks in, flavours of sweet red cherries, cream, which then transitions smoothly into almonds, vanilla, and medium malts. Finishes lingering soft bittersweet (6/10). Med-high complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, great carry, great drinkability. Excellent balance of sweet, malty, and nutty cream.
gramity (1465) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a hazed pink hued body with a large and foamy white head. Aroma of fruit, cherries mostly, vanilla, a light bready malt structure and a lot of sugary notes. Flavors are pretty straight forward, cherry, light milk sugar. Fruity, pretty sweet. Maybe a bit nutty? Slightly oily/slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Kind of one dimensional fruit beer.
radarsock (1003) - Vermont, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pinkish-crimson with a diminishing tannish head. Smells of baked rye, pistachios, martini cherries and leather. Tastes of trail-mix, caramel, cherries, and DXM. Good but perhaps a bit too sweet for the style and my tastes.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a flute. Pours reddish amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel malts, and a good amount of floral hops. Flavor about the same, with the almond lacking a little. Average texture. A pretty good fruit beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AJ’s Fine foods. Pours muddy with an inch of white foam. They use artificial corks which are a real pain to remove. Hints of almond on the nose. The almond is much bigger on the tongue than the cherry. The one who compared it to marzipan is pretty close. The cherry is much more prominent on the finish. Interesting but not my favorite Mikkeller.
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy brew, with a pink/orange colour. Bock like aroma, with a cherry /almond mix. tastes of sugar and cherry, fresh fruit and wine like tannins, sweetness is balanced by cherry sourness, reminds me of marzapan. balanced but different.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber ruby with a thin covering of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet fruity cherry and toasted caramel malty nose. Starts with some light malty sweetness, earthy cherry skin and tart fruity notes and a hint of buttered nuttiness before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little cleaner, but an interesting concept nonetheless.
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the Porter in little five points, atlanta. I assume this is the correct vintage. Nice clear reddish pour with ring of offwhite head. Nose doesn’t offer much, a little fake sugary cherry syrup aroma. However, I REALLY like the flavor, it was not ’fake’ or too ’candy’ Instead, it had genuine red cherry and plum pudding and cakey quality. I thought it was quite tasty.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear and reddish beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, spices and almond. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness. Overall this beer is below average.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, sulfur, spice and almond. Flavour is malt, sweet notes, cherries and almond.