lownote (274) - USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in NJ. Doesn’t seem so retired. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a quickly fading white head. Light funk and raspberry aroma. Taste is a smack in the face. Puckery, sharp, that fades fast and is replaced by hops (?!) And raspberry. Nothing lingers. Pretty light bodied. Dry.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at Smuttynose brewery in April 2010. Nice to get a pre-release sample. Only trouble was I misheard the name as just "Roostershire" so, without any proper badging to go on, I had some difficulty identifying the beer subsequently. A little surprised to see some relatively low scores here. Tasty juicy fruit - didn’t seem particularly artificial / syrupy to me. Plus a tart, modestly sour bite. Not the sourest thing I’ve ever tasted but enough to provide a decent counterpoint. I liked this a lot.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mike.
Pours a deep amber with a nose of cherry, raspberry, and leather. Flavor is tart cherry, horse blanket, and must. Tingly on the tongue. Great beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Rouge D Shire
Date: July 16, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear dark red, creamy pink head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, cherry sweetness
Flavor: sweet cherry flavor, touch of tartness, nice light musty funkyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to zinister at August tasting. Pours a clear ruby amber with small off white head. The aroma is sour fruit and cherry. Light mouthfeel with sour cherry and a bit watery. Meh
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to zinister at the Houston August 2011 tasting. Pours bright red with no head. Nose is cough syrup, some fruity notes. Taste is a bit syrupy, fake raspberries, flat, and one dimensional. blah.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@dstructos Daks Back-22oz bottle from Charleston Beer X-pours a disappearing off white head and orange/red color. Aroma is medium fruit, some medium malt. Taste is medium fruit-some raspberry tart, some herbal hops.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler… Pours clear and dirty orange with a small, creamy, white head. Spice-rack coriander or clove and a mild cherry note in the aroma. Medium-bodied and watery with very little carbonation. The flavor is quite sour with a splash of lemon juice and a lesser spice component. Finishes tart and a touch stale.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by...I can’t remember. Aroma has a nice fruit spice to it, slight sour mix but not overly sour. Flavor is tart and semi sweet. A interesting treat.
phaleslu (7543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft served in a tulip at Teller’s. Pours a bright, clear ruby-red color with a finger-thick foamy white head. Aroma of raspberries, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, oak, bretty funk, and old lemon juice. Flavor of raspberries, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, cherry juice, lactic acid, and very dry wood. Light-bodied, with a tart, dry mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I very much liked the nose to this one, but the flavor wiped out a little, especially late. Dried up too quickly into nothing instead of lingering on the fresh, sweet, and tart raspberries that show up initially.