zoucrew102 (347) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tart, cherry aroma. Pours deep red color with lots of head and carbonation. Taste is very tart cherry flavors with wine undertones. Not bad.
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alexsdad06 (4354) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine or brew3crew. Pours a dark caramel browncolor with a thin beige head. The aroma and flavor have an abundance of fruit; tart cherry, berries, musty grapes, vinous notes, with oak, caramel, fig and raisins. Hints of tannins. This is rather unique and a pleasant surprise at the tasting.
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml swingtop. According to phaleslu, this was shared by b3shine, bottle 334/1200. According to my notes, I loved it. Last pour from the bottle. Hazy brown / red color. Lots of particles of yeast. Nice thin off-white head. Dots and short ropes of lace. Robust, blackberry, raspberry, light dark chocolate aroma. Smooth, very light carbonation, kind of creamy. Lightly dry finish. Good bigger tart taste. Light to moderate sweet, nothing close to cloying. Had no idea going into it what this was supposed to be. But as a dark, malty sour... It’s pretty good
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 swing-top bottle shared by b3shine- thanks again, Beau! Bottle 334/1200. Pours a hazy plum-amber color with a small ring for a head. Aroma of plum, caramel, oak, cherry, and raisin - oakiness increases as it warms. Flavor of apple, berries, plum, caramel, oak, and wine. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Interesting beer, with a lot of fruits going on at once.
JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a murky copper with a beige head. The aroma is musty grape and cranberry. Tastes nearly tart, but just doesn’t quite make it.
b3shine (4218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml swing top to snifter (thank brew3crew). Looks good; a murky amberish brown with off-white lacing. Smells malty with notes of cherry and deep red wine. Tastes like it smells with some citrus. Nice and refreshing on the palate enjoyable.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trader in Colorado, muddy red color with no head. Aroma and taste is all tart cherry, has some decent wine barrel notes, alright.
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arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of tart cherries, slight vinegar, tart fruits, hints of slight roast, hints of oak, wine in there, touch of vanilla and some caramel sweetness in there as well. Taste is a mix of tart red grape, cherries and berries, some vanilla, red wine vinegar notes, some slight oak, funky notes, mixing into a hint of earth, spice, and caramel, finishing slightly bitter, slightly tart. Kind of like it wasn’t meant to be/a bit sloppy, but overall tasted fairly decent.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark brown, with a lasting creamy foamy beige head. Big nutty malty aroma with tart cherries and heavy toffee. Flavor is semi sour and tart with cherry tones taking the charge, with some boozy toffee and mild biscuity flavors on the finish. Semi tart and sour cherries throughout.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. swing top bottle. Number 1081 of 1200. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained light beige head, with some lacing, over a hazy, reddish amber (SRM 15) body....nose is sour cherry, light lactic.....taste is sour cherry, light vinous tones, hints of fig, raisin, hints of cocoa, leading to a final terpene bite with a bitter sourness.....mouth feel light of medium, slight astringency, alcohol hidden, carbonation high adding a light tingle. The aromas and flavors in this beer wander into the area of Flanders Red Ales and Flanders Brown Ale/Oude Bruins. The final flavors are off putting, with a lingering harsh heavy barrel bite. This beer is quite typical of Paradox. Here is a double bock (Dopplebock) that through the use of wine barrels (probably red), with the addition of tart cherries, and various and assorted micro-organisms, has almost become one of the Flanders Sours. No wonder there is a bit of muddle going on. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6