Ktwse (724) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage. Wow, totally unique, for sure! Pojrs a reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is dominated by red and black berries, mostly cherries. Thereís some yeast and a touch of bourbon as well, and some barnyard / hay. Taste is what makes it so special. Rather than a fresh, fruity sourness, it opens with a thick barrel cask sweetness, almost like a sherry. Then the cherries kick in, and the sourness picks up, but never to become dominant. Finish is long with alcohol, cask and cherries. Body is light to medium. Fairly low carbonation. Maybe age hasnít been to kind on it?
oRos (618) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle from Marcus has a dark brown red color. Aroma is sour with a hint of fruit. Taste is nice a mouth puckering sour.great beer
OldGrowth (2108) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from brewery. good aroma, tart, sour. Cherry, red berry, yeasty funk. Cloudy, reddish brown color, small head that quickly faded, no lace. Sour flavor. lite body, smooth mouthfeel, tart sour finish. Mmmm, darn tasty, aroma and flavor realy pack punch. only weakness is appearence, imo. darn tasty
GothGargoyle (572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy brown with no head or sign of carbonation. Aroma is sour cherries, caramel, raisins, hint of chocolate anc a touch of funk. Velvety mouthfeel, perfect balance of sweet and sour, very complex. Taste is cherry, chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, red currants. Like a liquid black forest cake. Simply amazing.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pour a murky dirty brown with no head. The nose is warm spices, red fruit and a hint of funky musk. The pallet is quit complex with a bit of funk, raisin, sour cherry and finishes with a mellow oak and bourbon flavor.
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PaulUnwin (85) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CdT is a great beer, the warmer it becomes the more complex it becomes. I drank half of it at room temperature which in Florida is warm! Cherries & fruit are very prominent, not much carbonation, which is not a problem for me. Definately a sour to try.
yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. As Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme. Itís an almost clear one, brown in color and topped by a minimal sized light beige head. The aroma has vinegar, dark berries, a hint of candy and some faint caramel notes. Quite complex, layering up pretty neatly. The same can be said about the flavor, where thereís also a faint licorice hint, some chocolate and a hint of black pepper. Full body, hiding the alcohol warmth very well. Lasting finish. A wonderful beer, with the aromas and flavors well integrated, making it a very balanced beer. Would certainly not shy away from having it again. 120302
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a deep, murky brown color. First thought was that this is one ugly looking beer. Except for a couple of bubbles this had no carbonation. No lacing, no nothing.
S-- Sour cherry, slight bourbon, vanilla, wood, plum, raisin and very wine like.
T-- Even more wine like I thought. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and slight amounts of cherry. Reminded me more of a solid shiraz than a wild ale really.
M-- Sour cherry finish. Front and mid were more the bourbon and vanilla. Once again very wine like to me. Slick and long lasting flavor. Little to no carbonation to this but with that much complexity it really did not need it. Alcohol was minimal at best.
O-- Ugly looking beer but very good. Not the big bright flavors or sour vinegar that other sours have. Really good beer and really enjoyable.
writerljberg (229) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 375mL courtesy of Shane. Thanks! 2012 vintage.
A: Murky brown with no lacing. This is completely flat. Damn.
N: Cherries and bourbon. Vanilla and caramel. The sourness rises just above the cherries. And there are a lot of cherries here. Marionberry and prune. The smell is quite pleasant.
T: Muddy. Lots of sour cherries mixed with an overpowering sweetness of caramel and bitter chocolate. I admittedly cringed a bit. Iíve had this before, and it s not nearly as weird, I swear. There is so much cherry here, and it might be the saving grace. If this beer had one. Vinegar and acetone. Honey in a way thatís like a mead.
M: Slick and oily and sharp. Not good.
O: I really donít understand what happened here. Last time I got a bottle of this (a 750mL) this was sublime. Tart and sharp and perfect. This is an unmitigated disaster. And I have one more. With any luck, this will taste good in 2014. And if it seems Iím being overly harsh, itís because I know how good this beer can be
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish almost brown pour with a nice tart cherry aroma and the flavor is similar with some brett is noticeable. itís just flat out awesome!!!