jmagnus87 (2742) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tart with caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Good.
djd07 (3970) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a dark ruby brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, vanilla. Thin mouthfeel, puckering sour, cherry, caramel, oak. Really enjoyed this one.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Perennial. Deep reddish cola pour with a smaller soapy head. Rich dark cherry tartness, wood, vanilla, mild chocolate. So many layers to this. Amazing.
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is betty, chocolate, with a touch of coffee. Flavor is super tart, chocolate, and lemon zest. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #4000 - Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and a tan head that gets minimal pretty quickly, The aroma has smooth chocolate, tartness from cherries, peppery / phenolic spice, light bourbon, household cleaner, cola and dark caramel. There is also a raw grainy oakiness to it. It has a smooth velvety body that is pretty full at the beginning and then transitions to a sharper body with all of the micro-carbonation that pretty sharp midway through into the finish. The taste begins with a mix of tartness and chocolate and then the cherry aspect comes through. There is a lot of dark caramel in the mix, bugginess, mild oak, hints of lemons and vinegar. The finish adds some vanilla and chocolate to the mix of lushness and sour. After the other flavors have passed there is a grainy oaky flavor that stays on the tongue. Excellent beer that shows no hint of the 10% alcohol it says it contains.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thank you Amber for the bottle!
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking glazed over amber to red color with a fair fingered white slightly foamy head quickly dieing to a stringinesss glossing all over the beer.
The smell had a slight charred robust maybe somewhat sweet kind of blackberry to cherry sort of maybe even a slight raspberry trying to come in slightly.
The taste was slightly sour but maintained a good balance to the sweet that I wanted. Ha, its there and was what I was hoping for.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly somewhat decent sessionability about it.
Overall, well, I think this could be do-able. I didn’t get a big blackberry note, but hey, alright, hey honestly just an okay beer.
Keir (175) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from several tastings. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose heavy of berries/cherries, sourness, a hint of vanilla/oakiness. Taste heavy of cherries that balances the sourness. Tart without an overwhelming amount of acidity. Beautiful beer.
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a brownish/red color with a tan head. The aroma was tart with some grain, vanilla and caramel. The taste was of cherry pie with charred oak and a hint of whiskey. Very good.
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, berries, funk, and whiskey. Taste is cherries, berries, funk, whiskey, wood, and some chocolate. Delicious. Want more.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Tart black cherry and other sour tones. Very tart cherry, fruit and very sour tones.