Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey, courtesy of staff - thanks! Murky dark amber color, massive tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of fruity and earthy bubblegum. Taste has lots of mixed fruits and vanilla. Interesting.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at ckbb. Reddish brown pour with a medium white head. Nail polish, bubblegum, and bandaid abound. Uber sweet and fruity behind it all. Really nasty stuff. Lingering and offensive.
bth122 (1107) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botttle, poured a mostly clear dark copper color, decent head that dissipated. Aroma was indeed cocoa and some cherries. Taste is med-lite sweetness. Taste starts off with some cherry followed quickly by cocoa taste. Med body, ave carbonation. Not bad.
jsmerig (1099) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brown with thick tan head. Aroma is cocoa and cherry. The cocoa comes across as a bit musty until you stick with it for a bit. Taste comes across as chalky and musty mixed with a tart cherry flavor. Its interesting, but a bit too much.
orangesol (601) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours dark amber orange, with a touch of ruby red around the edges, with a nice one and a half finger tall khaki colored head leaving light webs of lace down the glass.
S - Smells a little dull initially, pretty sure it was too cold, but once it warmed up a bit I noticed hints of sweet berries, chocolate, dark fruits, bready wheat, and some light spice.
T - Starts off with a nice berry twang quickly giving way to hints of dark fruits, wheat, vanilla and some nice chocolatey sweetness. As it warms up in the glass it really develops and changes. The berries begin to take a back seat to the sweetness but they don’t go very far. Finish is a bit sweet, growing a little watery toward the end of the glass.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, creamy feel initially growing a bit watery over the course of the glass. Not as chewy as I though it would be, the additions really helped to mask it well.
O - I really liked this one. The berries and chocolate work really well with the wizen base. I like how it developed over the course of the glass, it really kept me interested. Certainly not your typical wizen but still a welcome break from the norm.