FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden red color with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is fruity, candied cherries, a bit grainy and figs, dates. Flavor has much the same, dates, cherries, very candyish, syrupy flavor. Finishing with a kind of artificial character that lingers with the fruity and malty note. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Meh
douglas88 (7797) - 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 (1071) - - 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 (7196) - 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 (321) - 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 (427) - 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 (3112) - 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.
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Fruit juice, berry fruit, Belgian yeast aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly tart citrus juice, berry fruit flavors with some caramel, spicy yeast---nicely sweet tart warming finish----good
Aurelius (4834) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Opaque, oakwood brown. Very thin head. Malty, toasted toffee aroma. Biotic, sweet, a little candied. Tastes a bit homebrewy. On tap, Growler Country.
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It was all I could do not to open this from my cellar, but thankfully I made it 6 months and was able to do it. The flavors achieved and brilliance of the odd parings of them were wonderful. The aroma is reminiscent of a smokier sour, but the taste is earthy, subtle cherry and coffee with a very smooth lasting finish.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark in color with a thick aroma of fruit and whiffs of sour. Light toffee and fig like characters. This was a big Belgian Quad super nice.