DrewFace (408) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to mrs. quash. Pours a fairly clear reddish color. Aroma of sour and sweet tarts, berry, raspberry, cherry, and some strawberry notes. Big cherry flavor up front, followed by raspberry with some funky barnyard character mixed in. Some slight medicinal character but not overwhelming. Very tasty.
blankboy (5729) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of lots of cherries, some wood, some spices, raspberries and cranberries. Nice flavour, lightly tart, with cranberries, raspberries and cherries. some spice and some vinegar. Medium bodied. I really liked this a lot.
MrFecesious (733) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle. Cloudy red, off-white airy cap that settles to a thin film and heavy rope. Aroma of cherry, raspberry, vinegar, wood. Taste is sweet and tart. Sticky mouthfeel. Excellent bitterness, perfect dry finish.
GothGargoyle (891) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly cloudy red/brown with a good sized pale head. Aroma is cherry, musty cellar, booze, berry jam. Medium-full bodied, nice balance of fruit and sour on the palate. Taste is red fruits, sour cherries, jam. Divine.
hackobock (824) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear red with a alightly off-whtie head. Aroma has sour cherries, raspberries, oak, vanilla. Taste is acidic with tart cherry notes up front, light red berry sweetness follows with some raspberries coming through in the end, tart and refreshing.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown, rusty rose color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose has some sweet underlying malt and a big fruit presence, berry forward with a trace of nail polish on the deep inhale but that presence seems to off gas with a little time. The palate is layered with notes of raspberry, cranberry and even a touch of strawberry jam. Nice tannins mingle with some earthy malt and a trace of leather dries out the finish. Jammy and delicious.
beastiefan2k (2254) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The morning after tasting rating. Plenty still left in the bottle. One of downsides of opening a bottle near the end of a tasting. Pours a deep hazy red color with a medium fizzy head. Aroma is very deep juicy cherries and funky effervescence. Like a wild natural cherry soda. Flavor is nicely dry with cherry with a great big burst of tartness and dryness at the end. A great prickly carbonation goes in line with the beer. Very lean and straight to the point. Long ass cherry basement aftertaste. Fucking awesome beer.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske, købt i Barley Wine. Sjov farve, et sted mellem rav og lyserød. Intet skum, men livlig karbonering. Dufter intenst af blr, ikke mindst hindbær. Masser af bærsødme, og overraskende lav syrlighed til at tackle sødme. Tutti frutti-noter. Blødt træ. Meget nem at drikke. Ikke så kompleks - jeg foretrækker Rodenbach Grand Cru any day.
sherm1016 (1029) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from Discount Liquor, split with my wife. Pours a clear, reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity, sour cherry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, oak, vanilla, some cherry, cranberry, with a nice tart finish. Very nice.
TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle, certainly not batch 1. Clear crimson with edgy white froth. Nose is raspberry, toffee and cherry preserves. Juicy, sticky medium body with a sour tang. Taste is cranberry, sour cherry and vanilla with the raspberry adding sweetness.