Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a black color with a quickly dissipating white to off white foamy head quickly dissipating into barely anything.
The smell starts off with a sweet to sour cherries, subtle plums and then some dried milk chocolate.
The flavor brings all previously mentioned flavors together with a sweet dry sour aftertaste and smooth sour finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sticky sour to sweet feel hitting my tongue.
Overall, different for an American Wild ale with the chocolate in it. I think I could come back to this.
theswiftsa (67) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep black with a thin offwhite head. Nose is tart cherries and black currents with a whiff of yoghurt. Taste is quite tart upfront with cherry notes and dark toasted Malts coming through before a sharp sour finish. Mouth feel quite thin with low carbonation. Solid beer but not amazing.
Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pour brown with a reddish tinge. Aroma has a lot going on frut, oak, mild tart. Taste is fruity iff the bat cherry up front then more berries into the finish. Smooth palate.
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml bottle on 15/5/2016 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a dark, dark red/brown with a smallish head. Has a quite a tart cherry aroma. Flavour wise, thereís lots of cherry, with lots of sour notes, with a good dash of oak. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Itís rare that a sour beer thrills me, and this one doesnít. Doesnít really work for me on any level.
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from Slowbeer.
Very deep slightly ruby coloured thing, off-white ring persists.
Vinous nose - black fruits - blackcurrant, black plum skin, prune, blueberry; somewhat Malbec-like. Touch of funky yoghurt & horse as it warms.
Dry sort of a body, once again vinous, mild acidity, slightly acetic, slightly tannic, slightly ropey, slightly carbonated.
A curious amalgam of flavours on the body - black plum skin, charred wood, black pepper, natural yoghurt, balsamic, horse blanket, nuts & toast, blackberry, leafy ropey Pedio character lingers with some coarse tannin.
Was actually expecting something a bit more sour - considering its constituents - but itís quite well balanced yet funky as hell.
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with brown tinge, no head or lacing. Complex aromas of lemon juice, Brett, oak, roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Medium level of lemon juice sourness, Brett, oak, leading to some cherry sweetness, a relatively light middle and a roasted malt and coffee tinged finish. Best cold as it becomes a bit boozy when it comes to room temp. Great beer.
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ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, pours red, funky in both aroma and taste and has a lot going on. A bit of cherry in there with the tartness and wine-like qualities. I bought this out of interest after reading one of the funniest commercial descriptions Iíve read for any product. Itís too bad this is no longer listed here. Fears of a primate uprising?
omega (896) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pungent and black as night on the pour. Cherries do come through, but alas not so much to dissuade a rooster with boobs.
Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 August 20 2016 - not as complex as recent versions - has a chocolate edge - muted plum sourness - tasted after the vibrant Nogne Kriek and alas, loses out.
greensleevesy (16) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from swanbourne cellars. Funky nose with red fruit and a bit of chocolate and coffee. Suprisingly light in the mouth with lovely sourness, fruit and dark choc. wasnít planned but wife handed me a cherry ripe straight after. Good beer from the moondog boys.