Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I though to myself drinking this, my 2nd beer at FoBab, that brown ales work well with cherries, with wine, and both (Supplication as an example of the latter). The aroma was pretty funky, slightly enteric. To me this was thankfully not an aceto-bomb, not vinegary, only slight to moderate sourness. Medium-bodied and easy to drink, I recall. So slightly winey, but with seeming real cherry too.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
FoBAB 9. Very dark red-amber, thin cream head, large bubbled ring. very bland nose of chocolate, dates, light cherry tartness but almost no sourness, just muted mutedness. Flavor similar, more KRE with light tartness, way less malt, thin, low carbonation and way too sweet, sourness seems like an additive. Mess of a beer.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured a deep dark reddish amber that was nearly clear and had an off-white heads that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had notes of tart red fruits with a bit of dark grain, raisins and a hint of funk. Flavor was full of slightly tart red fruit with backing dark grains and a hint of dryness in the finish.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fobab 9. Pours very dark reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits, vinegar, berries, and wood. Flavors of dark fruit and berries, with some vinegar, and nice wood note. Quite vinous and woody. Decent sour but different.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle pour. Thanks madvike! This was a real treat. Dark, almost black color with a light head. Cherry and slight tart flavor. Very smooth and very good.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks evanlarkin. Small tan head, cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light alcohol. Medium body, some acidity.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet cola and toffee nose with some berry. Taste is sweet and lightly tart with red wine, berry and oxidized malt.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by evanlarkin. Pours dark brown with an average, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, acetic acid, light bread malt, oak, and vinous notes. Flavor is dark fruits, sour notes, oak and wine, light caramel malt, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of evanlarkin, thank you sir! Nose is cherry, light tartness, oak. Flavor is a bit muddled, not much fruit, light acidity. okay.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to evanlarkin. A very deep, clear brown pour looks black in the glass with a larger tan head diminishing quickly. Decent lace. No retention. Acid cut. Nose is detergent, heavier acetic, red grapes, mild vinegar, but obvious oude brune characters: spicy oak, red wine vinous characters. But also a little old grape jelly character. Taste is sweet tart heavy, pretty intense tartaric acid. Not as good as the Weyerbacher Rapture. Sweet tarts heavy. Lacking in palate- lemony and thin.