jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown. Nose and taste of super tart cherry, funky acid, green apple, leather, earth, cocoa, toasted almond and Ethiopian coffee. Medium body. Acidity is muted a bit by the cocoa and coffee which helps balance this out.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely tart, light and fizzy, cherry, delicious stuff really like it.
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Looks like prune juice. Aroma is heavy on chocolate and fruit. Lighter on wild yeast. This is sour cherries. Very sour ones. I like this nut a little goes a long way with me.
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/brownish in color with an off-white head. The nose has a nice sour, lactic character. Some good cherry aroma, a bit of roasted malt, vinegar, and oak. Light chocolate, leather, and earth. The flavor has a decent cherry character, some acetic acid, lemon, and lots of earth. A bit of leather, oak, chocolate, and mild roasted malt.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This awesome sour has a very, very dark brown color with a touch of red and an off-white head. Its aroma is of a sour red, thin for one and less bold. The flavor is soft and mellow for the style, thick but light. There’s a touch of cherry in the finish, slightly reminiscent of a cherry cough drop. Nice. Classy. I approve.
VsXsV (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown/red liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of earthy funk, red berries, wood, lemon, minerals and light roasted malt. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of toffee, light vinegar. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice and complex.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Barrel # SBB6, Bottle Number 4/12. Pours a cherry cola like brownish red with a slight light tan head that collars around the glass. Cherry, wood notes, and lemon like zest in the nose. Tart sourness right off the bat gives way to a fruity cherry like taste that ends with a lemon sourness. I don’t pick up too much coffee in this but the almonds add some depth here. The cherry is more of a dark, tart variety as opposed to a candied sweet cherry. Very tasty. Medium/light mouthfeel.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A dark cherry beer with too much vinegar. Meh
How: Bottle 750ml, 2011 vintage, consumed approximately 8 months after bottling. Bottle sent to me by adnielsen, thanks Aaron
The look: Opaque purple body topped by a quickly dissipating head
In long: Nose has plenty of dark cherries and sourness but also a wild component taking the form of stinky feet. Taste is a truckload of dark cherries, caramel, lots vinegary acidity/sourness, a slice of sweet cherry pie, plenty of oak tannins. Soft carbonation. This beer is very intense, more appropriate for a tasting than drinking a full bottle like I did. With the proliferation of American Sours I’m becoming increasingly tired of acetic acid. Pleeeeaaassseee gimme some lactic acid, I beg you. Drop a bunch of cherries in a bottle of woody red wine, leave the bottle opened for months until and it turns vinegary and it will taste something like this beer. On the plus side it had enough sweetness to cover some of the vinegar. At least it is fun to say I didn’t like the The Flavor flavor, hours of fun in my case.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours muddy reddish brown soapy head nose vinager, cherry, almonds wet wood, pitty. Fl very acidic, tart cherries, earthy almonds, loads of
vinegar, pretty undrinkable but there’s some good components in here.
Acid hitting the stomach hard. Pretty watery bland finish.
GT2 (9279) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL at Woodshop 7 thanks to daknole. Muddy, opaque mahogany pour. No head. Looks like yeast dregs after being shaken up in the cooler. Chocolate milk opacity. Nose is dog breath and acetic acid. Moves to black cherry pit and pulp. Taste is spicy and dry. Very papery and hot acetic acid. Mild lactic finish with heavy lime pulp. Very tart and citric though the finish. Not too abrasive. Better as it opens up and releases volatile aromas.