largadeer (17) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 i drank this beer one day. poured into glass, the beer is carbonated. the smell is malt, fruit, beer, wine, the taste is beer and wine and ale. good malt and hop flavors. this beer is pretty good.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Woodshop 5.0, thanks KMWeaver!!
Appearance: Poured a tan creme soda color with a small soapy gathering of bubbles atop.
Aroma: Very fruit, aromas of pear stood out for me. Also a bit of alcohol in the nose as well.
Taste: Tart fruit, chocolate and booze.
Mouthfeel: Thin and a tad sticky.
Overall: I enjoyed what little I had of this. I think this would be paired well with a hearty, savory dish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to kmweaver for bringing this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
Malty, sweet with nice tart cherry notes, this was a tasty beer.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is fruits, cherry, sweet, wood, caramel, and good. The look is brown to red, beige colored head, and ok. The taste is fruits, candy, wood, caramel, and sweet.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle kmweaver opened at Woodshop 5.0. Lightly sweet. Dark amber color. Light cherry taste/aroma. Awesome!
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, shared at woodshop 5.0 by ken kmweaver, thanks buddy. Pours brown with a 2 finger tan head. Nose is big rich and malt with some nice sweetness. Taste is sweet malty complex with a huge kick of caramel.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of mustiness, dates, raisins, and prunes. Flavor of cherries, caramel malt, brandy, toffee, and raisins with dry oak finish. Tasty! Thanks Eric!
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 Wow, can’t believe I finally got to try this extreme rarity. Bottle very generously shared by ipa247 on BA up in Santa Rosa. Big thanks to Jeff for this one. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a nice off white head and some lacing. Excellent aroma - sour raspberries and cherries, sweet malts, and vinous notes. Flavor is actually somewhat sweet, not as tart as I expected although the tartness is definitely there. Very fruity and vinous with lots of raspberry and cherry, sweel caramel malts and toffee, barrel notes, and a little belgian yeast. Medium full body with a nice mouthfeel and average carbonation. Not too much acidity. Overall this wasn’t quite as mind-blowingly amazing as I expected, but is a very good beer, one I would definitely want to try again.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 001 bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Hazy brown pour. Aroma is oak, funk, cherry. Flavor is wood, bourbon, brown sugar, dark malts, nice sour and tartness.
waltonc (1) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Joey Schlitz for picking this up for me. Bottle opens with an encouraging pop, and pours reddish caramel with a tan head. Smells like sweet caramel and cherries. Taste follows with sweet caramel, toffee, and tart cherries. Fairly thick body with lots of carbonation. Fantastic brew.