cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750 bottle, pours a clear dark red amber with a thin off white head, aroma has a ton of cranberry and apple with a little bit of funk to it, nice, the flavor has a nice amount of apple and fruit on the front end with a dry finish, a little bit of vanilla from the barrel, doesnít taste as much as it smells but is still nice.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle poured into a Snifter at 39į. Color is a deep ruby with good carbonation and a fizzy off white head. Aroma of tart fruit like cheery and cranberry. It has a medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor is tart with oak and wine like fruits, also a faint toffee seems to hide underneath. After taste is dry as the tart hangs on. Overall this is just a great brew, its complex, light and very drinkable.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Stony Brook Red
Date: October 31, 2012
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, lots of winey fruityness, light spicyness, hint of oak, light tartness emerges
Flavor: tart fruity flavor, lots of fruityness starts sweet before a big tart finish, wine and oak, light spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
twindog (244) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium head that leaves the glass pretty quick. Aroma malty, with loads of fruity notes. Flavor is rich with wine like notes to it love the tart in this beer keeps it refreshing.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/27/12. 750mL bottle. Lightly hazed brown pour, moreso red under the light, with a small khaki head that fades fast and laces lightly. Nice aroma with cherry tartness, wood, slight funk, and a touch of char. The flavor is good, but not as good as the aroma led on. Thereís more woodiness, which gives a lingering burnt chocolate aspect, with tart cherries, sweetness, maltiness, and a hint of metal. Somewhat light bodied. Tasty.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with lasting light tan sheen. Nice tart wet wood, spicy red wine, sweet vanilla aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel, vanilla flavors with spicy, vinous, wet wood tannins to balance--very tasty.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours dark reddish brown with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a film. The aroma has apple, sour cherry, oak. The taste is medium tart with a sweet golden apple finish. The oak is lightly present. Nice.
BadAprilia1000 (160) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful red color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is fantastic, lovely dried fruits with vinegar for the bite. Taste is similar, very refreshing with the vinegar mouthwatery feel. Dried cherries, a bit of vanilla from the barrel, overall sweet and tangy and very refreshing.
nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Copper-brown with a small ring of bubbles. Smells of sour cherry, brown sugar, and earthy oak. Tastes of dark cherry, figs, salty leather, brown sugar, toasted oak, dark bread, merlot, malt vinegar, and a hint of cacao. Medium body has light-medium carbonation, finishes well dry, and is smooth and creamy.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light tart notes with hint of cherries and light oak notes. Taste is a low acidity mix between tart cherries with light oak notes and subtle vinous notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Easy drinking sour with some complexity.