Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle, courtesy growler. Pouring clear, the body sports a dark reddish amber color with a thin, patchy film of beige-gray foam at the head. A wet, spotty wash rejoins the body, leaving no hard lace. Aromas are sweet and sticky, suggesting artificial maraschino cherry syrup or perhaps grenadine, along with artificial vanilla extract. Itís almost more soda-like that beer-like in composition. Flavors are the same, again overly saccharine and loaded with fake cherry syrup and, seemingly, something along the lines of high fructose corn syrup. Thereís not a noticeable hop within a mile of this stuff, as it completely lacks and sort of bittering balance. The palate is medium bodied and velvety, with a sort of airy, whipped consistency, finishing sticky and sweet. This stuff is pretty awful. Itís not that is tastes bad, per se, but it has none of the qualities that Iím looking for in a beer.
alobar (2754) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper-red color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet cherry with a touch of tartness. Lots of cherry flavor with no noticeable oak or much else. Decent beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish copper pour. Aroma is pure cherries. Barely tart at all but fairly sweet. Cherry pie spicing. Not awful.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours pinkish-red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with heavy cherry and light oak. Pretty one dimensional and extremely sweet. I had higher hopes for this one but something tells me that some age will do it well. At least itís a start.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is this a fruit beer or a cherry soda? The beer poured a pinkish-red color with an off-white head. The aroma was doughy with light cherry fruit. The flavor was fairly sweet with the taste of cherry.No tart or sour notes. just sweet. The body was light with a sweet candy cherry finish.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pink with a white head. Aroma is cherry and spices. Flavor is cherry jam, spices. Not much sourness, but the cherries are definitely well defined.
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, the best part of this beer is the cool bottle and the pretty color. Otherwise, this is nasty, wood and vomit-cough syrup, ew.
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma of tart cherry life saver candy. Flavor? Yeah much the same. Sweeter than I expected. Tartness lacking. Light oak nuances. Ok. Barely.
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a nice pinkish-red color with some pink foam forming but falling quickly.
S: Weíre not off to a good start with the aroma: butter and cherry cough drops lead the way. A slight tartness, but still the aroma is overwhelmed by the artificial and medicinal cherry aroma.
T: Things do not seem to improve at all when it comes to the flavor. The nearly medicinal cherries are still there and the tartness is not all that noticeable.
M: A fairly light body with extreme carbonation, to the point of being over-carbonated.
D: Unfortunately, this one was just a pure miss. The Stony Brook Red was quite nice, so I had some real expectations for this one and it did not deliver.
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. Like I said before the bottle itís all about how cool the bottle looks. Pours out a red topped with a thin head. Aroma is of light sweetness, cherries, and a little band-aid. Taste more of the cherries with a touch of tart. I am happy I was able to try this but I think it needs some work.