JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2008. Pours darkest brown with some tan head. Aroma of tart black cherry, but also roasty and sweet. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla and cherry. Pretty good.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
FoBAB 08. Not sure if I should rate this under this beer or create a new one. I had Cherry Two aged on oak and cherries. Pours murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, oak, caramel. Flavor of dark malt, sour cranberries and cherries. I liked it.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly well balanced for an oak aged beer. The two has come along nicely and this rendition had a nice tinge of vanilla and vinous oak funk adding to the bitter cranberry flavor.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a dark murky brown with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, rye bread, oak, and caramel. Flavor of cranberries, caramel, chocolate, and oak. Tasty!
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GTMW 2008: Deep brown with an okay head and some lace. The aroma has notes of twangy fruits, caramel malts, toast, vanilla, and oak. The taste is acidic and fruity at first but the barrel influence shows up quickly. A strange allspice finish. The mouth feel is sharp and biting. Okay brew but seems to lack focus.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GTMW 08 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of vanilla, some bourbon and roasty malt. Medium / thick body with sharp carbonation. Starts with a bourbon and cranberry mix that gets quite roasty with the malt. The finish is bitter with some abv and cranberry tartness. Overall this came across quite messy like the flavors hadn’t had a chance to fully blend yet.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GTMW 08....i originally thought that the original version was aged in oak but i guess these are two separate entries. very similar to the regular version but more prominent wood in the nose. i found that this was pretty much on par with the standard
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste
Appearance: mudy dark brown, scant head,
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, lots of earthy oak, only a hint of sweetness from some dark caramel,
Flavor: rich dark caramel and chocolate flavor, lots of oak, light oaky tartness, long light bitter finish from the earth and oak,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at GTMW ’08. i’ll preface this by saying i wasn’t a fan of the regular version. this didn’t seem all the different, perhaps the aging helped add in the cohesion a bit but the oak didn’t play a big role in this.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap GTMW 2008
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon/oak, malts, and some fruit.
Appearance is dull, murky brown with scant head.
Taste is very cranberry, oak, lots of dark maltiness, sweetness, and a lactic sourness.
Very, very nice.
Finish is lactic and full.