ryanfolty (1856) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March 3, 2013 - bottle from AV3. Copper pour with big time head that lasted and some lacing. Aroma was cherry, banana, dark fruit and some alcohol. Taste starts sweet and artificial fruit, then a blast of alcohol comes with a slight undertone of coffee. Medium bodied and smooth.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky red with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, cherry and peppery Belgian yeast. Flavor of tart cherries, dark fruits and some Belgian yeast character. Unfortunately it does taste a bit like cough medicine. It sounded interesting. No coffee present.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little muggy looking, like a home brew. Cough syrup nose with a little stale malt. So strong and harsh with sticky, syrupy sweetness. Some bitterness to it as well. Damn that % is apparent. I’d say stead clear overall.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cascaraquad - nutty, lager, sour notes. Malty sweet with a lager like finish. Mild sour feel to it. Low bitters and no hop feel. Red amber with a sticky head. Sits like rot gut in the belly.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Surprised that they bottled this one. Terrible in every sense of the word. Crimson/garnet/ruby-red pour with a moderate eggshell head. Cherry skin, grape juice, caramel, honey-baked bread, and bitter coffee. Does that sound good? It tastes terrible...avoid!
AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle - pours cloudy orange-brown-red with bubbly white head, medium volume. Big fragrant nose of plum, dates, vanilla, cherry and malt. Taste is vanilla sweet, dark fruits, grain and cookie notes. Medium body, sticky finish, bit of cocoa at the end. Finishes abrupt on the palate, not as fully integrated as it could be.
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a small, off-white head. Aroma is cheap cherry popsicle and alcohol. Taste is not very pleasant upon first sip, particularly since it strongly reminds me of cough syrup. Hopefully that will change with warming. ... After significant warming, the beer has still not improved at all. There is still that weird artificial cherry cough syrup with the alcohol not well hidden. The only time I don’t get cherry cough syrup is in the finish, where there is a strange aspect I can’t quite peg. Decent mouthfeel, and finish length is average. Overall, this is pretty dreadful. Not quite a drainpour, but close.
snoworsummer (2180) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at New Belgium Hub. Very complex flavor. Sweet, rich, roasted flavor. Full bodied. Smells like dates and figs.
sonnycheeba (3586) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours murky brown with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is figs, raisins, plums, woody notes, caramel, leather, dough, hops, and light spice. Flavor is heavy dough malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, floral and grassy hops adding a touch of bitterness, dry wood, and faint yeast; dry, bready finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Danyel (849) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Smells chocolatey. Tastes chocolatey, thick, hint of cherries on finish, coffee finish, high carbonation. Heavy, full beer. Good!