Paradox Beer Low Hanging Fruit - The Cherished
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This oaked cherry double bock was brewed with tart cherries and aged in Bordeaux wine barrels the re-fermented in the bottle. Full bodied malty brew with soft scents of dark cherry, with a malty, sweet caramel taste with accompanying raisin, fig and cherry!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
750 ml swingtop bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, red wine, cherry, light molasses and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of carmel, cherry, red wine, oak with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering vinous cherry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Ruby amber pour. Multiple scents of wine, toffee cherry and a lil funk. First sip reminded me of a good Barrel influenced little brother to Consecration. A lil more leather and a lot more variety in the fruit tastes. From Cherri’s to tart apples, pears and tropical.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3871) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Clean and sharp garnet brown pour with ruby highlights and a fizzy tan head. Vinous aroma with chocolate and cherry upfront. Fruit skins and a wild acidity show as well. Cacao and chocolate with deep dark fruits and cherry in the flavor. Moderate acidity and some toasted grain/nutty notes on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
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

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