j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to watch football with Andy, Max, Pearl, Paul. Pours a deep ruby and garnet hued red with a thin pink head. A touch of cough drops, a bit funky and weird, sweet, with a bit of that weird fecal note that sometimes shows up. Still rather nice. Medium-bodied, a little herbal, lots of delicate earthy cherries. A bit of funkiness, chewy cherry skin tannins, very delicate, a bit more earthy funk. Lingering cherry, a bit more funk. Rather tasty.
jahshuwuh (354) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark red wine color with a little bit of white head around the rim. Smells of sour cherry, red wine, vanilla, honey. Taste is a medium cherry sour, some vanilla, red wine flavors, dry wine finish, a little bit of grape juice taste. A tiny bit of hop bitter at the end. Refreshing and tolerable sourness that has enough sweetness and a dry finish.
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kambei70 (561) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. Pours a deep cranberry red with a fizzy cranberry pink head. Aroma is cherry with a slight buttery/waxey smell that I think may be from the oak. Taste is tart/sour pie cherry with a little vanilla. Slightly sweet and a dry finish.
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pentaz (1222) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught 2012 ed. @ Mikropolis. Pours opaque dark red with a small pink head. Aroma is very fruity, almond, cherries, cherry-stones, oak and hints of brett. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and light tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes dense cherry fruity, dry and almond bitter. I’d prefer this to be tarter to achieve freshness and greater drinkability. Aging might correct this.. Time will tell.
GlasgowTAD (19) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep blood red with a shortlasting pink fluffy head.
Smells of divine cherries!
Taste of sour cherries with a background tartness
Dry and makes you crave more, the taste lingers around for a while teasing the senses!
RobertDale (3334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours a dark reddish purple with a decent dark pink head. Aroma of cherry and funk. Taste is tart cherries, funk, and a bit of wood. Very nice. Well made.
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark hazy red with small frothy pink head. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with strong cherry skin, oak, funk, and light sour finish.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark ruby red body under a fizzy effervescent pink-tinged head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The aroma is really intense on the cherry with lighter notes of oak and sour funkiness. The flavor is equally intense with the cherries. I can’t imagine how many cherries went into a barrel of this in order to make it so crazy intense. It’s like drinking sour cherry pie filling. Just a slight tartness from the yeast, the sour notes seem to come directly from the cherries. Just lightly acidic, just enough to make the cherries brighten up a bit and shine. A light oaky tannic note late on the finish. Medium bodied, really walking the line between sweet and sour. Nice fizzy pinpoint carbonation. Pretty nice beer, most of these Milkeller beers in this series that I’ve had are really pretty tasty.
RexTalionis (2348) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours unclear mahogny red in color with a small head. Cherries, yoghurt and hints of funkiness in aroma. Cherries, notes of almonds, sour fruityness in taste.
b3shine (5188) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (2013 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly opaque black cherry with foamy pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells sour and a little funky with notes of tart cherries. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
NBird (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks. Dark cherry red, small pink head.
Smells..sour cherries, oak/wood, farm funk.
Tastes...loads of cherry, nicely tart, sophisticated sour, cherry pip and oak wood, dry finish with a hint of booze. Sensational.