redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle through rare beer club. Cherry, chocolate malts, hints of a funkiness, sweet molasses aromas. Pours very dark brown with a fluffy tan head, that lasts. Chocolatey malts with slightly tart cherry, tart berries, raspberry, hints or funk, sweet but not too sweet, really a great beer! I really really enjoyed this beer!
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared w. swoopjones, frylock, ipfreely, hopsun. Thanks Mike! Very dark brown, tan head w. nice lacing. Nose is roasty malts, cherry tartness, earthy & some light milk. Flavor is tart cherry, some caramel, apple. A bit oxidized. Finish is tart cherry, light cocoa.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from the MJBC. For some reason, I hadnít picked up on the fact that this was a variation on a porter. Hmm. Well, in fairness itís of a kin with the lactic, fruity, vaguely tart Belgian stout style, so why not? Huge dark brown pour, with a rocky head that lasts quite a while. Subtle cherry and chocolate notes in the nose, with a prickly yeast thatís not quite as Proef-y as I expected. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I anticipated, but still fairly pleasant. Nice base porter, to be sure, and the lingering tartness from the cherries blends nicely with the (as yet too understated) funk. A decent, dry finish. Right now, it tastes a bit unbalanced and Iím not getting enough De Proef character in its youth. Enjoyed it, but it will be interesting to see how this changes over time.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark whiskey color with lots of foam, good sour Belgian aroma, flavors of leather, sour cherry, malts, chocolate, kept wanting a little more out of this
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the rare beer club. An interesting brew. Like a mixture of cyber de tomme and a nice, robust porter. Start is sweet, sour, cherry. Finish is dry like a porter. Nice brew.
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 (4915) - 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 Barleyís. 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 (1516) - 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 (738) - 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 í09 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.