Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
beautiful pour, looks like a combo of ice tea and big red soda, dark red with a tan head. sweet cherry aroma with a yeasty belgian tang. taste is reminiscent of cherry cough drops, but is very dry. this flavor is hard to get used to, much more enjoyable flavor near the bottom of the glass. fruity notes throughout. this taste gets much cleaner as it warms.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly red with a good creamy head. Slightly cough syrup like aroma. Cherry taste. Sour cherry, ginger, allspice, apple, and yeast notes come out. Sweet lingering finish. The aftertaste is just like a cherry cough drop.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. holy sweet wonderous brew, batman! a cloudy garnet/brown color that matches the chocolate covered cherries flavor... sweet syrupy aroma... unique and just plain sexy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In the 12 oz bottle at Dundee Dell. One incredible ale. A warm murky brown blanket in the glass. Dark tan head of massive volume remains from start until finish leaving only foam memory rings encircling the glass. A cloud of cherry and chocolate flavor fills the nose. Sweet flavor and strong cherry taste without tartness. Rich coating mouthfeel indicating the plentiful nature of the malt wort. The alcohol, while present is subdued. A FINE BREW.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, and yeast. The flavor of cherry lambic is evident; alcohol is nicely hidden.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown, big tan head, shines faintly red up to light. Aroma is faint cherry, plums, cinnimon? bit of chocolate. Taste is remarkable... chocolate covered cherries, bit sour but not much, bit woodsy at the end. Good stuff!
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown, with suspension. Medium tan head. Aroma is of plums and oak. Flavor is quite complex - there is a lot going on in this beer. Cherry lambic imparts a building tartness, which peaks in the finish. The fruitiness of the lambic does not overpower the other flavors in the least, it is surprisingly well balanced. I enjoyed this one a lot.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Muddy dark brown. Cherry liqueur aroma. Intensely roasty with lively mouthfeel. Notes of berries and coffee - this is chocolate covered strawberries with champagne! Oaky bière de garde-like lively finish. A complex and very interesting beer.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Dark brown color with a tan colored head. Aroma is mostly cherries. Very different from anything else I’ve had. Kriek-like in it’s taste but yet very Belgiun (Abt) as well.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Yiayias in Lincoln. Very similar to Ommegang, but this one has a sweeter fruity smell and taste. Ruby brown in appearance with a dark tan head. The aroma is of sweet dark fruits and toasted nutiness that make the mouth water. Taste is heavily yeast with dark fruit and heavy malt. Has a sweet taste that compliments the yeast and fig-esque fruits.