TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml acquired via trade from goldtwins. My only 2008 bottle. Pours a murky dark brown, obvious rusty red notes with very small offwhite head that dies to a near nonexistant head, minimal lacing. Aromas are sour cherries, a bit of tartness of the bat, some sweet raisiny dark malts, but sour takes the front seat. Dark fruits, faint brown sugar. Initial is sour cherries, oaky dryness with faint vanilla, light dark fruits that preach tartness over sweetness. Very nice darker sour, flanders style that is subtle yet superbly tart. Alcohol well hidden as a touch of light funk, tart, oaky underlying meld almost perfectly. Decent carbonation, perfect body allow flavor and palate stickability to meld. Dark fruit sweetness and slight darker mellow malt sweetness incorporate into the back of the body. This is a very nice brew, finish leaves a tart and oaky lasting finish.
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Slster’s 50/50 in Pasadena. Pours a cloudy cola brown with a thin tan head. Tart green pall nose. Flavors of raisin, prunes and sour cherry. Tart finish.
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, minimal tan head
Smell flemish, fruity, tart, diaper,
Taste bandaid, tart fruity,
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, sour cherries, funky yeast, candi sugar, oak, vanilla and dark fruits. Similar flavor, sour, tart, fruity and complex, there is a lot going on. Medium body, pretty easy and fun to drink. No sign of the 11% ABV. Loved it.
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle from Blackwells. Sweet cherry sour and sangria aroma. No head at all on a dark reddish nearly black pour. Dry wine and wood earthy pepper taste. A lot going on. The style is growing on me
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red pour.
Intense cherry blackberry aroma.
Flavor is similar, equally intense, and VERY tart. Amazing.
Duntoyou (93) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uncarbonated. Virtually no head. Sour. Tart. Nuts. Chocolate. Complex. Quite sour. Brown. Nice beer
Valgreen (459) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear dark mahogany, no head. Okay coating. Aroma, malty, sour, cherries, oak, light note of maple sirup, red berries. Taste, malty, raisin, plum, wine, maple syrup, sour, cherries, red berries. Leaves a mouth feel similar to red wine.
ACHops (594) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Beer Junction, listed as Lost Abbey here. Pours opaque reddish amber brown with thin cream colored head. Aroma is rich sweet dark caramel malt, notes of toffee and raisins; quickly overtaken by crisp tart sour cherries. Taste is likewise, with the sour notes coming on more quickly and aggressively. Prominent oaky barrel-aged notes on the finish. Sourness is restrained and rich rather than blisteringly tart. Abv is well hidden by the rich body, goes right under the radar. Amazing beer, I could drink this all night.
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 375 ml. Arômes intenses de cerises sûres, de fruits secs et de bourbon. Robe brune aux reflets roux, effervescence faible et aucune mousse. En bouche, les cerises sûres sont à l’avant-plan, mais on retrouve également de belles notes de raisins secs et une présence vineuse et liquoreuse provenant probablement du passage en fûts de chêne. Finale à la fois sucrée et maltée et très acide. Une bière intense et très agréable en petites quantités.
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, mahogany color, with a light layer of bubbly, off white foam that reduced immediately to a thin ring & film, and light spots of lacing. The nose was tart & dry, with grape, dark cherry, and vinous notes. The taste exhibited more of an under control sourness, the aroma esters, plus additional hints of granny smith apple, minced meat, devoid of it’s sweetness, and some tannic astringency & dryness. Medium bodied, with no noticeable carbonation, rather hidden alcohol, but nicely complex and flavorful.