maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin at The Belvidere on 11/10/2010 as Thirsty Dog Sour Cherry Orthus. Hazy brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet cherry and light caramel aroma. Sweet cherry, caramel and grain flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Belvidere at Broad-on cask-pours a retaining rich light tan head with murky brown/orange color. Aroma is mild medium malt, tart cherry. Taste is medium malt, gentle cherry pie.
Kinz (3164) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was from a firkin at Belvidere at Broad during Richmond Beer Week. Billed as Orthus with Sour Cherry, but I got zero sour note from this brew, so I think it was a mislabel of this beer. Medium hazy amber. Aroma faintly of caramel malts with a hint of fruitiness. Flavor was sort of a standard "amber" profile, no hop notes, just a bit of cherry on the finish. Not bad, but remarkably not exciting either. Just sort of "there."
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest on 3/27/10. Pours clear brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet cherries, bananas and bread. Cherry pie filling hits the tongue first giving way to dark malt and a bit of Belgian yeast on the back end. Very similar to the Belgian Siberian Night with sweet cherries, but without the chocolate note and a little less on the banana.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 2nd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/27/10): This brew is a mostly clear copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of fruity esters, spices and yeast. The finish is yeast and cherries with a lingering tart aftertaste. Decent overall.