Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Bruce. Aroma is cherry cordial, malt, and toffee. Pours red with a nice wispy film. Taste is sweet toffee, light milk chocolate, and moves to sour cherry. Sweet and sour but not over the top. Very good balance and a pleasant brew. Good job.
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish with a light brown head. Aroma is malty and sour. The flemish red peaks its head out in the taste profile before the barleywine and the barrel aged portion take center stage. Very interesting unique brew.
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at tired hands with Linh. Pours a deep hazy ruby body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, wheat, light earthy character and some vinegar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cherry, vanilla, earth and dark wheat.
jcartamdg (1943) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark caramel brown with no head. Aroma of toffee, cherries, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is slightly tart, caramel, toffee, vanilla and cherries. Sweet yet slightly tart. Very interesting
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Day old growler from the source. Deep burgundy brown with splotchy froth. Nose is caramel, red wine, bourbon, raisin and wood. Medium body with soft carb and a sour tang. Taste carries through on the sweet, tart thing. Caramel, cabernet, whiskey, wood, cherry and earth. An interesting blend that captures the essence of an old ale.
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a huge fan of Tired Hands higher gravity offerings, this has nice complexity of flavors and some nice tart cherry/toffee notes, but it’s got that chalky kind of aromatic overtone that all THBC’s high gravity beers seem to get when fermented with the saison yeast. Still very nice in small doses.
kbutler1 (1350) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Very interesting description and blend of beers, reminds me somewhat of the Bruery with their blend of Oude Tart and BT. Pours a slightly hazed reddish brown color with a light tan velvety head. Tart cherry, caramel, and cocoa in the nose. Really nice mouthfeel, smooth. Dark tart cherry upfront with a slight acidity and then transitions to a caramel and earthy dark chocolate note. Not sure why I am so surprised but this is really good. Ended up ordering several throughout the night. Booze is there but not overwhelming.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours an opaque ruby color with a creamy tan head. aroma has vanilla cherry and some light vinous oakiness and subtle tartness...like a candle and i mean that in the best possible way. flavor has light candied fruit...very nice cherry and vanilla with delicate whiskey and tartness...a touch of earthyiness and leather...this all plays very nicely together. mouthfeel is full and the finish is faintly tart cherry lingering to earthy fruitiness and warming. wow!
pilgrimoutlaw (766) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark amber/brown with tan head. Cherries, caramel, grapes, nuts. Moderately sweet. Full, smooth body. Not anywhere near as offensive as the name would suggest.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, pours clearish amber purp. Light lacing. Notes of dark cherries, plum, grapes, prunes, whiskey and other fruity esters. Lots of quad and barley wine notes. Kind of reminded me of La Trappe oak aged quadruple. Light to medium body. Solid.