after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at NCBC. Pours near-black with nose head, just a little scant rim of gray. Slight drippy lace. Mildly spicy nose, showing the mulling seasonings. Creamy body, near flat. Slight roasty quality, in a pastry crust way. The mulled cider seasonings show predominant Cherry tartness lurks in the background, nicely coherent with the rest of the profile. Mild finish. Nice holiday beer.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice big alcohol and fruity like aromas. Light spice and big malt flavors. The hops blend well and the fruit comes out nicely. This is a super big alcohol beer.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Naked City. The aroma on this is just incredible. Sour cherries mashed in with cinnamon and clove. Dark yet clear ruby red pour. Flavor is based around the nose, malty up front, thick in the middle, and very well balanced in the cherry department. It’s just right really. The cinnamon/clove takes over for the finish and lingers beautifully. Damn good!
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. @ Naked City Taphouse. This brew smells fantastic! It ends up smelling more like cherries than it tastes, which is a good thing (I’m looking at you Sam Adams Cherry Wheat). It’s dark and thick and doesn’t let you forget you’re drinking alcohol. Excellent after-dinner drink.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nc bing - licorice nose, cherry, a. Touch of cinamon and clove. Dark brown almost black no head. Some red hues. Medicinal up front - cherry. Licorice follows, then spice - clove, cinnamon. More cherry - sweet. Medicinal heavy soft carb. Good idea, moderate execution. 7 4 7 3 14
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had on tap at brewpub location. dark cherries, bourbon, high alcohol notable. Really pleasant mix and balance.