jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alex for this... pours a dark murky pink, but still looks good... fruity nose with a tart brett finish, earthy... the taste is more pronounced fruit notes, however since its a cherry/raspberry blend it has a new flavor that really combines the 2, its quite unique... crushable, good effort
italarican (1157) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby red with thin white lacing. Wonderfully rich aroma of toasted coconut, brown sugar, whiskey, and a touch of sour cherry. Very acidic up front with lemon and cherry notes backed by sweet butterscotch and toasted coconut. Cherry tartness is strongest in the finish. Really good.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Funky tart aroma, with berry like fruity notes. The flavor is funky and tart, with some bretty notes, and a raspberry-like sweetness. Nice.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to KeefD for this.
3.0 A: Heavily hazed deep amber, not quite ripe plum color. Aggressive pour yielded just a touch of head, but it fell really quickly and left no lacing.
3.5 S: The cherry sticks out slightly more than the raspberry, but neither are very intense. A decent tartness, but just a touch of acidic sourness. Somewhat grassy with a mountain stream freshness.
3.5 T: Cherry and raspberry mesh together well, but there could be some more power behind them. Only mildly acidic with a touch of acetic acid and not much more in terms of lactic acid. Any mouthpuckering comes from a cranberry-like tartness and not the sourness. The oak is surprisingly mild and there is nearly no tannic astringency. A moderate sweetness to balance out the tartness.
3.5 M: Medium body. A bit undercarbonated and the carbonation that is there needs to be spritzier. It lies a bit heavy on the tongue. Otherwise, okay.
3.0 D: Iím not really that impressed with this one, especially given the high price tag. I would have preferred a much bigger fruit component, with a "buggier" base beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-28-2011 23:13:10
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pink color with no real head forming. Strong smells of sour funk. Cherries and raspberries, chocolate, barnyard, and earth. Lots of sour and sweet cherries, raspberries, earth, chocolate, and barnyard on the palate. Finish is long and sour.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lively ruby-violet with a nose of sour, raspberry-soaked leather sitting on a pile of hay in an old barnyard. Flavor is an instant rush of uber-sour raspberry, horse blanket, leather, and musty attic. Tingly on the tongue. Fantastic; wish I had 10 more bottles.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this was a delicious beer with the cherries coming out the raspberries a bit harder to pick out, lacking in carbonation that im used to in most sours. awesome cherry red color, tart flavor and aroma. if you see it pick it up. 17$ a bottle but worth it for you sour heads. 750ml bottle from superior liquor
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a mury and cloudy reddish brown, almost copper colored (think like an old penny, not like a new penny). Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a small amount of bubbles that circle the glass. Tart cherry aroma explodes throughout the aroma, with familiar and yet complex hints of oak and sour funk. Aroma is definitly a highlight of the beer. First taste is sour fruit, as the sour raspberries and cherries really stand out. As your palate adjusts you can start to pick out the fruit notes, which really work well. Oak finishes. This beer could use a little bit more complexity in the finish, as it goes straight from sour fruit to the light oak finish. Sourness is abrupt at the beginning but fades as you continue to drink it. Mouthfeel is very full bodied and the carbonation is relatively light. This means the beer kind of melts off your tongue as you drink it. Not sure if thereís such a thing as an easy drinking sour, but if there is, this beer would likely be it.
Nikiel (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear ruby red with hints of brown and no foam at all. Smells tart of cherries, raspberry and oak. Tastes very crisp and lightly sour with hints of strawberry and ends with cherry.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a garnet bruin body with a fleeting pinkish white head. Big lemon and cherries up front. Mild acetic acid, with a nutty and chewy finish. Raspberry skins and a tart acidic finish. Nice offering.