jbeatty (1211) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10/13/2013. Pours earthy brown, light tan head dies to faint swirl on the surface, nearly still after a few minutes. Aroma is cherry, dark oak with touch of vanilla, raisin vinegar with brown sugar, mild acetic finish. Taste is tart, puckering earthy dark cherry, citrus overtones, balsamic finish. Medium body, though a bit watery character to finish. Decent.
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Tart dark cherry with some green apple. Lingering tart finish.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is amazing with cherry pie fillling, caramel, black cherry, iron, lemon zest, and oak. Pours murky dark red/brown with very little carbonation and slight film. Taste is super tart and very intense. Sour cherry, black cherry, caramel, lemon zest, and sour oak. Just a perfect oud tart with cherries. This is Red Poppy on steroids. This may be the best sour I’ve had. Hard to say.
merc7186 (2612) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into snifter.Nose: Dark Red Plums, Raisins, Mild Oaky, Mild Tart CherryAppearance: Dark Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild White Head Ring, Mild LacingTaste: Bitter Red Plum, Sour Cherry, Mildly Oaky, Lactic AcidPalate: Mild Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Fruity
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rusty ruby brown with a finger of gaseous eggshell foam. The nose is sweet cherry, musty wood, cider vinegar and caramel. The palate follows with some round tart cherry notes, touch of warm cinnamon spice, rotten apple and some acetic vinegar burn in the throat. Parts of this beer excited me but the overall experience was a bit underwhelming and lacked refinement.
nimbleprop (6069) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours an oily, translucent caramel amber with zero head. Nose has vinegar, caramel, rhubarb, sweet and tart. Flavor is the same, sour patch kids, berry, rhubarb, vinegar. Tart, acetic finish. Lacks a little complexity.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
murkiest tan pour, thin white ring. Murky cherry, sand and lotion nose, Sinners 09 all over. Flavor is skunky plum, very tart, hints of clay, acetic building through experience. Warmth calms it, still singular but not so burning.
argo0 (12329) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks Jonathan. Minimal off-white head with murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light wood, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, sour/tart cherry, light funk. Medium body, light acidity.
radagast83 (5816) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks go Yanik. Poured a cloudy red, brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sour cherries, notes of funk. Flavor is nice tartness, cherries, funk, tart puckering notes. Quite good.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy dark amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, oak, dates and raisins with cookie malt. Flavor is sour and tart cherries, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.