smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, ruby red color. Good start to the head but it settles to a half covered film of minute bubbles. Thus, no real lace, just some spots.
Smells like a cross between a Sweettart sourness and a children’s aspirin. Rather appealing, but certainly not conventional.
Harsher attack of dry sourness--right up front on the tongue. The alcohol is also up front and more powerful than anticipated. The cherry is very sour but quite muted. There’s a surprisingly sweet finish with a very quick finish and nearly no aftertaste. Good body.
Overall, this is an unusual beer that is worth trying just to experience the unusual flavors.
Reynolds314 (3111) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at extreme beer fest 2016. Ruby color with light pink head. Aroma is medicinal cherry, nutty, and bread. Taste is lightly tart and very sweet. A bit slick on the palate and not great.
weordie (573) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark browny red with a nice head. Aroma is sour cherries. A sour taste with a hint of belgian yeast that gives way to sweet cherries. This is a big strong beer.
zacgillbanks (3778) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Dark red-brown in colour with a rich tart red fruity flavour, dried fruit and burnt toffee flavours followed by almond and cherry on the bitter-sweet, dry finish.
teorn88 (5159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle at BottleDog, London. It pours a dark ruby color with minimal pink-ish head. Aroma is sour cherries, red berry compote, light red wine barrel / oak, raisins. Taste is tart, lemony acidic with sour cherries, wild berry marmalade, caramel and wood. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite nice and simple
tdtm82 (1522) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, SX Bottle Share. 1st September, 2015.
Musty aroma. Cherries. Dough. Spruce. Taste is bubblegum, spices, caramel. Not bad.
Tsekouratos (569) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a red clear color with a slight pink head. Aromas of cherries and oak. Taste is like artificial sugar, some oak and cherry juice. Medium body with medium carbonation.
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color orange with a big head. Aroma spicy, malt. Taste sour, fruits, malt, citrus, mellow.
echudy (149) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just ok scent, but excellent deep red color. Nice strong cherry flavor on the front, and very solid after taste
retinadoc (180) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, and a fancy one indeed, with cork top and metal retainer. Beautiful deep red color. Overall disappointing however. Slightly sweet, but very tart. Very unbalanced for a SA product. Baseline hop and caramel corporate SA base is overwhelmed by aroma and flavors of tart cherries. Nice bottle, which I will save for display, but I won’t buy this one again.
bbertels (282) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from the brewery. Little to no head, pink coloured brew. Aromas revealed are surprisingly few given its alcohol but some fruity and malty tones are there. Taste is roasty, bready malt and some fruit (which had a slight artificial feel to it). But overall OK.