oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper color that lets light get through on the edges. Foamy beige bubbly head that disappears and doesn’t leave any lacing. Aroma is yeast, alcohol, a hint of chocolate and, of course, cherries. Taste is the same and a surprisingly clean mouthfeel. Really good beer. Curious to see how this would develop with some aging.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I poured this beer into my Ommegang chalice vigorously and it produced a rather large dense foamy off white head that faded to a wispy veil inside a nice foam ring over a nice dark chestnut colored beer with ruby highlights.
Smells thick and rich with candied sugar, malts and fruit. I don,t smell cherries but i do smell the tartness.
Strong malt backbone with sweet candied sugar, fruits. Hints of cherry tartness run through it.
Medium body feel with alcohol warming and a dry tart finish.
Personally, not my style. It is a very strong tasting beer that works well as an apertif for after dinner. I could see this being a decent dessert beer. Something chocolate would compliment nicely I think.
UXO (145) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mahogany red brown with one finger of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and moderate lacing. Nose is raisins, dark stone fruit, cherries, slight citrus and faint spicy yeast. Taste is similar, with a clear cherry kriek tang cutting through. Mouthfeel is bold yet crisp, with energetic sustained carbonation and surprisingly little alcohol warming.
Fantastic. Nowhere near as heavy as the appearance or nose would suggest, buoyed aloft by the sustained carbonation and the subtle yet distinct kriek edge. That, plus a seriously sneaky ABV, make this a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Highly recommended.
CopterScott (126) - Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark amber color with a dark red core when held to light and a 2 finger tan head that dissipates and does not leave much lacing. aroma is molasses, dark fruit, spice, and booze. Flavor is the same.
EyeAmBaldman (197) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark mahogany with an off white head. Aroma is raisins and alcohol. This is a heavy beer. Taste is dark fruits and alcohol. Not a fan of quads but this isn’t bad.
teemoney (19) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from awesome 750 mL corked bottle into goblet. Dark amber- brown with cream colored sticky head. Rich malty scent with a little fruit mixed in. Yeasty/ malty taste with a slightly bitter/ slightly boozy finish. Nice, smooth mouthfeel. Solid offering from Ommegang.
ClutchMasterson (35) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in to tulip glass. Aroma is deep and earthy with a roasty caramel scent. Slight notes of resin and clove. Tall off white 2 finger head that subsides down to a 1 finger and stays with little lacing. Beautiful dark amber brown color almost opaque. Taste is a nice sweet tang on the front with a malty and slightly floral flavor. The back end presents a very slight bitterness that drops in to a nutty caramel. Good fizzy feeling throughout which leaves the mouth feeling moist and slightly sticky after eating something sugary. Overall this is a fantastic brew thats easy to sip on throughout the night but watch out for that 9.7 ABV because it will creep.
pinkzambia (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: murky brown with a small light brown head. Sweet malts with prunes and almonds. Rich yeasty flavors with a cherry finish which is slightly slimy.
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark amber colored beer has a sweet aroma of cherry. It does really smell like a kriek. It has a very yeasty but full heavy roasted flavor. It says there is a whiskey barrel aged version I this which I bet is amazing.
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closey22 (804) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with rimming tan head; west and spicy(cinnamon) aroma; Flava is rich sweet spicy molasses and cinnamon; feels medium and a tad flat; finishes sweet and tangy slightly sticky
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Mild malty aromas. Somewhat sweet with big malty highlights. Some brown sugar and caramel lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.