Dr_Fellini (904) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blend 2. Bottle at the cellar. Pours a deep black color with a creamy light tan head. Surprisingly deceptive appearance. Dark sour in the aroma. Flavor has a wonderul acetic character on top of some mild dark smoky malts. Wow.
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Batch #2. Black. Smells sour. Strong blackberry and cherry. Incredibly tart. Puckering. I dig this.
Ernesto987 (4760) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks to Dustin, one of the jammiest berry assaults in a beer i have hd. and not sweet at all! Great robust jam flavors, tart, dark, a hint of roast.
rxeight (1946) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, batch 1. Dark red pour. Acidic cherry spur. Some dark red and black malt. Touch of cocoa, some sour brown notes.
Predominantly acidic cherry. Very good cherry sour. Was expecting a bit more chocolate covered cherry to come through.
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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 (6279) - 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 (8075) - Plymouth, 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 (5492) - 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 (4739) - 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 (2791) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, 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.