ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Brewvival. wow, i think this is a successful experiment. pours a dark, brownish ruby with a thin, bubbly tan head. aroma is fantastic with black cherry pits, tart red cherries, blackberries, cider vinegar, and earthy soil with a touch of bark and caramel. flavor was equally impressive with tart black cherries, wood, vanilla, wheat grass, lemon peel, and a touch of funk with just a hint of sweet cocoa. palate is mouthwateringly tart but definitely not sour with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and light carbonation. overall, one of the surprises of the festival.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: January 30, 2010
Source: Brewfest, ACAT
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: tart chocolate aroma, touch of cherry
Flavor: sweet chocolate and cherry flavor, nice balancing tartness, nice and rich
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
jrob21 (2606) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at ACAT 2010. Tart cherry aroma. The flavor is faintly sour and you can see how this turned into an experiment. Pretty fruity flavor wiht a medium body and slightly sweet. I appreciate the attempt to try to salvage the batch but something was just a little off with the whole experiment. The sourness wasn’t melding with the roasti, cocoa flavors for me.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ ATL Cask fest. Poured a deep brown with hints of ruby. Nose is BIG vinegar and funk melded with sour cherries and hints of roasted grain. Flavor is lactic sourness, vinegar, funk, sweet and sour cherries, toasted malts and mild chocolate. Awesome beer.