mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orange-amber color, a little cloudy,. Interesting sweet and prune, old ale kinda aroma. Thick mouthfeel, strong alcohol as well as esters and phenols. Tastes a lot like a homebrew fermented too warm. Plenty of juicy fruit flavor and spice -clove - in the finish. I’d like to age a bottle for a couple of years. It could be so much better, but still, not bad.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Bodega during the "Beer Romance w/ New Belgium Brewer" event on 07/23/2016. The beer is a hazy brownish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of dark cherries, yeast and malt. The finish is figs, cherries and earthy yeast. Decent overall.
HourGlass13 (596) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is caramel, booze, cherry, malt, candy, spice, date, figs, plum, toffee. Taste is cherry and candied beans, plum, fig sweetness, warm spices, and plenty of booze. You feel the burn with this one. Very interesting beer, good, but you wouldn’t want a lot of it.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour cherries, and some spice. Alcohol really dominates.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, booze and earthy hops. Flavor similar, too sweet, too bitter, too boozy.
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Listed as Barrel Aged, but I suspect this is the proper rating. Anyway, on tap at the 2015 Holiday Ale Fest. A cloudy brown red color with a large white head. A big malty berry nose. The flavor is cherries, yeasty, vanilla, some heat and vanilla. Solid.
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ale brewed with dates and coffee cherries; cloudy, reddish brown color; aroma is cherries and dark fruit; fruity, funky sweet malt flavor; sour cherry notes on a sweet malt base with Belgian yeast; dry, fruity finish
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at D&T. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, brown sugar, figs. Medium mouth, strong yeast, sugary malt, toffee, lingering sweetness, very good.
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (10 oz.). Opaque dark caramel color with thin tan head and substantial lacing. Toffee and caramel aroma. Figs and cherries upfront with alcohol in the finish. Lighter body than expected.
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lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh my gosh cherries. Tart beautiful cherry aroma. Pours slightly cloudy and a brownish read with a lacy head. Taste is super sweet, with cherries very present. There’s some bitterness that lingers and I can’t tell what from? Fruit? Really thin and bubbly. The problem(???) with this beer is that I can’t taste the style. It’s just a delicious cherry ale. The alcohol burn starts asserting itself halfway in. Great otherwise.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was malty with cherries, caramel and fruit. Flavor was quite sweet with dark fruit, dates, cherries, caramel and coffee.