ciocanelu (995) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby color with pink head. Aroma is really smooth with nice cherry, cherry pits, sherry, doesn’t seem tart. Taste is also really balanced and complex. I get cherry juice, not really sour, just slightly tart, also slightly bitter with cherry pits flavor. The barrel aging adds just a slight complexity and sweetness but it’s not very evident. Medium body with soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. This might be my favorite from the series so far. I will definitely try the other BA version as well.
Mark_Eck (1550) - - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red color. Aroma and taste are tart cherries and sweet wine.
Stuu666 (9787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby, nose is cherry, almond, berries, taste is tart cherry, sweet, light funk.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep beetroot red purple. Strong aroma of cherry, funk, earth. Taste of rich cherry, like cherry drops. Sweet and tart.
GlasgowTAD (1291) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep cherry red with a pink head. Aroma is cherry, cinnamon. Taste is sweet cherry, cinnamon, slight red apple, tart cherry.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet cherries ... soft sweet fruit nose ... tart funk fruit ... dry fruit ... long cherry .. soft funk .. woody funky
magicmn (146) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled at Eric the red. Deep cherry red, bit viscousy. Aroma is sour cherry and wine. Taste is sour-sweet cherry, wine-like, really rich, especially final with trace of cherrystone. Elegant beer, one of best i ever drunk. Big respect to Mikkeller for this one.
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nottle at home, compared to the other versions.
Chardonnay version: Pours a bit lighter than the other two (whereas te Malaga wine barrel is the darkest of them all). Aromas are hidden, after some heavy swirling some vinious Pinot Noir notes and blueberries. Soft mellow mouthfeel, taste is cherry peel and some tannins as well.
Malaga version: a lot more dark fruit in the nose and a bit of the Spanish rich alcohol that one can find in the Southern wines. Meaty and animal scents, this goes very close to wine! Body is also more alcoholic and tannine-rich. Preference foes to this one over the other two varieties.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Craig’s. Pours pink/purple with a light pink head. Nose of cherry and wine, sweet. Fruity taste fresh fruits, wine and more fruit big cherry, a wee bit thin, other than that really nice.
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick opaque Ribena red. Sticky fuzzy ringed head. Nose is bright, brassy and kindling of the cherry. Juicy, firm sweetness throughout and well padded out juiciness. Carbonation is well folded in and the viniousness is sumptuously spread out. Finishes crisp juicy, lingers gritty sweetness.