hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle- shared with jacob, rudolph and swoop- quite a nice treat to have enjoyed this rare new release- thanks guys- felt the beer was overwhelming cherry juice, with decent sherry (almost oxidized) notes- some barnyard there as well- might do well with some age on it-
swoopjones (4226) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Shared with Jacob, Rudolf, IPFreely & Hopson Brown pour with smaller whitehead. Chocolatety, roasty, aroma with light cherry & dried fruits. Taste is chocolate, light cherry, more dried fruits with some cardboard, bandaid brett hidden in there. least favorite of the De Proef & Americab Brewer collaboration
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley’s. Pours very dark brown, almost black with pillow light tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate and cherry. Watery mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is smooth. Kind of reminds me of cherry coke taste. Dry finish. Not bad.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PIB. Brown pour, light white head. Aroma is very nice, cherries and some light chocolate with some vinous notes and sugar. Flavor is sugary with some light funk, tons of cherry flavor and some chocolate. We got the first tapping of this beer after its arrival at the festival on saturday, and I think it was a little too shaken up to be at its prime. Would try this again if I ran across it to re-rate.
stchloe (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow first to rate! From the ’09 PIB. The tartness of the cherry starts the beer, as it moves into more ester/alcohol body. But has a sweet finish more like porter with slight chocolate notes. An interesting combination of styles that comes off strong.