snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours clear dark red with an extremely thin white head. Tastes like cherries, cider, fermentation, malt, sweet and slightly bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like cherries, malt, wheat.
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ppirs a dark amber with light brown carbonated head. Has a sweet malt and prune-like aroma. Starts out with some smooth and sweet malt and gets even sweeter with prune and spices. Lingering mix of your malt and prune aftertaste.
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a dark redish, aroma is spice and taste is spice and a light bittermess with a good flavourful finish, nice offering
hfmejias (650) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark reddish amber in color, small off white head, leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruit (cherry), spices, some booze and some Belgian beer like notes in there too. Taste is sweet and fruity but you will feel the alcohol in there too. Very nice, very enjoyable beer.
TheCaptMatey (7) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle in a dark Carmel colour while introducing a sweet aroma into the air. This was only matched by its rich flavor of cherry. Better than most actual fruit beers.
Dal9000 (163) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Dark Horse Tavern. Immediate sweet cherry aroma. Taste of spices with a hint of cherry and malt.
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OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. This is not my kind of thing. Nice reddish color. I get cherries and some holiday spice in the nose but the maltyness of it gets in the way of the flavors to me. Just my opinion.
SetauketBrewer (37) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful burnt caramel color. Is a little lacking in the head department, but has enough bubbles to dance across the tounge. Rich, ripe cherries rise up from the glass with the bready malts. Almost like cherry pie. There is a slight alcohol burn to the nose giving away the beer’s 11% character. Rich bread is the first thing on the sip with cherry following close behind. Again, there is slight alcohol bitterness on the sides of the tounge. Slightly sweet finish. Relatively well concieled 11% alcohol. Overall, a great beer to sip on a cold winter night.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 version. Warm and spicy. Tartness of the cherries comes thorugh. Some all spice, clove...sweetness but not too much. Rounded out by the malt. Good stuff.
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ITs an oaky holiday ale. This one aged almost a year. Spices and fruits, malts coudl be richer despite the abv.