Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of cherries, almonds, malt, brettanomyces, and a bit of wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries, almonds, brettanomyces, vinegar, and alcohol, leading to a dry and tart finish.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear Dense off white head. ARoma of fruits, sourness, grape, wood, spice. Flavour of bourbon, fruits, sourness, light sweetness, wood. Medium bodied. HAs a sour and light sweet end.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet oaky nose with quite some underlying berry sweetness. Medium body, quite sweet cherries and vanilla with a slightly tart edge. Not entirely sure about this. 311011
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Split with James and Dallay. Pours a slight amber with a thin, wispy white head. Aroma of pie crust, heavy fresh cherry, vanilla, lactose and cream, strawberries, and some smooth oak. Tastes like smoother, thinner, slighty creamier Enigma. Barrel aged Enigma. More tart than sour, this finishes thin and musty and full of dark cherry. Excellent sour cherry ale.
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle split with pat and dallas. Pours a hazy amber red body with white lacing. Aroma is absolutely perfect - notes of tart, ripe sour cherries and light Bourbon waves. Mouthfeel is great fruity textures - mistletoe sweet and sour cherries not too much bourbon. Lots of fruit.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle with James and pat. Pours a clear red with thin head. Amazing smell. Cherries with oaked bourbon. Taste is light, tart, slighty funky. Bourbon cream mellows it out keeping it overly acidic. Ridiculously smooth. So complex.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle again generously shared by Sparky @ Dak’s Cantillon Tasting. Not nearly as complex nor was the Macintosh as forward but this did remind me a bit of Selin’s Grove Phoenix Kriek. Lots of tart cherry skin, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, crisp apple, and vanilla. Subtle bourbon and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Haven’t had anything but enjoyable from these guys!
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle cortesy oif adneilson (thanks Aaron!) poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, sour cherries, oak, vanilla and light funk. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of sour cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla and light horseblanket funk with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering funky cherry finish. Glad I got to try this one!
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ratman’s place. Thanks to TheAlum for the generous trade. Dark red, slightly violet appearance with a whitish head. Mild sweet bourbon, slightly oaky, tart cherry aroma. Quite tart cherry, mild bourbon, quite carbonated, mildly funky flavor. Tart fruity aftertaste. Tingly aftertaste. Awesome beer.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle shared at Dak’s 5000 tasting). Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head. Aroma has cherry pie, bread and wood. Taste is sweet with lots of rich cherry. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Smooth. Really nice beer that reminds me of a spiced cherry pie. Delicious.