maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Solid fruity nose, dark fruit (but not really cherries), and ground up flower petals. Near black. Boozy and bourbon right away / cherries come out well in mid / a sweet intensity along with alc. warmth / fruity final, which fades out slowly as some astringency develops in finish. Medium body. Bourbon-barrel aged for six months, then cherries and cacao added for one more month. Cherry flavors evident, cacao not so much. Smooth and rich.
Steasy66 (785) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish amber, small white head. Yeasty with some tart fruit. Taste is a bit nothingish, carbonation is way too high, gusher.
JohnnyJ (4046) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amberish pour, off white head. Cherries, a bit sour, caramel sweetness, oak, and some fruit.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brett and vanilla with a strong sour nose and some red berry fruit. Super carbonated. Very sweet cherry, wood, heaps of vanilla and a tiny bit of spirit amongst the caramel of the finish.
neepsntatties (1094) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Colour...ruby-amber with no head. Nose...ground nutmeats, cherry pits and cherry compote. Palate...gently frothy and tingly on the front of the palate with hazelnuts, hints of cocoa and cherry muffins. There’s some Bourbon here but it is subtle. The finish is nutty, fruity and semi viscous.
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with a modest beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a subtly sour malt flavor wth a cherry finish and a mild alcohol trail.
writerljberg (471) - Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from the brewery via cavemanlawyer
A: Red clay color with a very foamy creme head. Has some sticky legs and looks alright.
N: Sour cherries over a malty base. I get a hint of bittersweet chocolate, but the cherry is mostly overpowering everything else in this bottle. There’s a hint of leather, some caramel and toffee, and some of the Belgian ester.s.
T: Baker’s chocolate bitterness and a hint of tartness. Sweetness spreads around the tongue, but it’s a third player. Yeast shows throughout.
M: Chalky with a sharply carbonated and medium mouthfeel. Alcohol shows briefly.
O: Reminds me a lot of Three Philosophers, a beer of which I’m not a fan. This isn’t as complex, bready or yeasty as I want. Needs more density.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks, Aaron! Served in a cervoise. Pours a clear dark copper color. Nose is heavy on the cocoa with a bit of dark fruit behind that. Flavor is similar. Medium body. Not getting much cherry.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly sour cherry aroma. Fruity and slightly sour cherry flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity sour cherry finish.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Hazy amber red colour, medium white like ehad. Aroma: Sweetish fruity cherry woody and tart bit like. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: Fruity cherry sweet tart bit spiced with wood in the finish. Væl smakkandi sindur súr av slagnum bjór!