matthewjk (803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid offering from Rivertown. Flavors of sour cherry, vanilla, lactose, caramel, and wood culminate into a nice treat. Good job with this one. serving size: split 22oz bomber.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Was looking for something sour and complex tonight and this beer certainly delivered. Brown pour. Big bourbon nose. Did I love it? Not really. But I did like the sour, cherry notes and slight bourbon. Nice warm finish.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is cherry and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a light cherry with roast and oak. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, very good.
eelbasher (189) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Pour deep brown/amber with a tiny ring of lace that dissapears. You can jut see through it when held to the light. Aromas of oak, chocolate, vinegar, and light bourbon. The flavor is full of chocolate covered cherry, light vinegar, vanilla, oak, and finishing with a touch of acidity. Drinks like an old brune but with more chocolate. Super nice and damn enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown pour under a beige head.
Tart cherry aroma, vinous, some chocolate.
Nice flavor. Not overly tart but cherry, wine and chocolate all in a pleasant combination.
nimbleprop (3864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, dark brown with some clumpy, white head. Nose has some candy, plum, a little licorice, vinegar, some berry, cherry, a little bread. Flavor has a lot of acid, malt vinegar, cherry, raspberry, some prune, some bread, a little cream soda. Sour finish. May have spent too much time in the bottle.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like tart cherries, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of roasted malt. The taste pretty much follows the aroma, it tastes like tart cherries, bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted malt, and some plums. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s syrupy and has moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, I thought it was a good wild/sour ale. I like what Rivertown is doing with their limited release beers, it’s certainly worth trying if you’ve never had this one before.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Backlog] Bottle sampled at WtWBA 2013 in Brooklyn. Pours a hazy brown body with thin white head and lacing. Aroma is cherry and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of sour cherry, wood, light chocolate and roast.
jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle cellar aged for 6 months. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet tart candy, black liquorice, plums, toffee, and toasted wheat bread. Taste is every bit as complex with the tart cherries and sweet tart candy coming through up front with plum, raisin, liquorice, bit of chocolate. Bourbon and oak notes are in the background but help tie this together nicely. Very sour and acidic. Bitter as all hell. Medium to high carbonation. Full bodied with a chewy, somewhat thick texture. Overall a good sour, but not on the level it should be. Would have loved if the Bourbon and oak flavors would have been more pronounced.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Caterwaul for bringing this back for me from Belmont. Shared with him and Shelly. Clear, but very dark brown / red color. Kind of bubbly, off-white grayish khaki head. Loose dots of lace. Pleasant sour cherry aroma. Nice, tart cherry nose. Flavor has kind of an acidic, thin texture. Sour taste. Not as good as the nose, but still enjoyable. Lighter, lightly crisp carbonation, a bit thin.. Not much porter characteristics, except for a bit of dark chocolate. A little thin in the body, seems more like a sour darker fruit beer than a sour cherry porter. Little bourbon barrel character noticeable, just some light wood, hint of vanilla. Kind of a messy sour, with a lot going on, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit, as did Alden. Shelly was not a fan.