brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour with a white head. A touch of butter on the nose. Sweet cherry, cherry pie, and a nice tart lemon note. Some grass, grenadine, and yogurt. Big cherry flavor. Tons of black cherry, cherry pie, lemon, and grenadine. Some acidity to cut through the fruit, wood, yogurt, and red wine.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gorgeous ruby red with a pink head. Ludicrously fruity aroma, billowing notes of cherry pie, black cherry yogurt and brown sugar. Flavor is a bit less potent with the sweet cherry notes, but thereís still a lot of fruit along with bitter almond, peach pit, citric and lactic acidity. Really lovely beer.
alexsdad06 (3825) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from Party Source. Pours a dark reddish with a medium size pink/red head that collapses to a dense thin film. The aroma is much like a nice red wine; tannins, vinous, woody with some tart cherry integrating nicely. The flavor has more of the tart cherry flavor and a mild funk, but still presents with red wine qualities. Woody, tannins with no alcohol at all. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark red with pink head. Nose and taste of red wine, aged cheese, oak, deep dark cherry, velvet and light funk. Medium body. Very mildly tart. Great balance. The cherries, red wine and cheese really shine through.
VsXsV (1637) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep ruby liquid with small pink head. Aroma of cherries, red wine, wood, lacto, light apple and almonds. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of cherries, wood and red wine. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very good and complex.
Prufrockstar (452) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at uber. Aroma of cherry and poop. Earthy, dirty poop. Cheese and vinegar. Aroma is not particularly appealing. Dark purple, minimal ring of pinkish suds. Taste is nicely tart, combined with more cheesy poop. Lots of cherry fruitiness, some vinegar, a little sweet at the start. Chalky texture, reasonable carbonation, medium body, and as I focus and search for the greatness I expect from Mikkeller I find a muted but astringent bitterness. All around disappointing and unpleasant, especially at ESP at $1.50/oz.
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tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle @ The Festival. Dark ruby red with a small pinkish head and little lacing. Aroma of black cherries, chocolate, vinegar, cheesecake and light funk. Taste is moderately sweet (fruity sweetness) with black cherries, cocoa, cheesy notes and vinegar. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is almost sirupy. It doesnít have the complexity of a good kriek, but itís bot bad either.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle served at the festival. dirty doughy cherries. soft muddled cherry cocoa dough taste. okay.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Festival. Intense dark purple red color with bright pink foam. Aroma is quite lactic, instant association with black cherry ice cream, light lemon juice notes, cherries. Taste of black cherry ice cream, itís been a long time since Iíve had such a strong association between a beer and a food but this is spot on. MEd-heavy bodied with light, smooth carbonation, sweet.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at The Festival. Hazy reddish amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of sour cherries, distant brownies. Taste is softly sour fruit.