Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at richmond beer dig 2011. Clear brown pour with good tan head. Sticky lacing. Slightly tart cherry flavor and overall pretty tasty stuff.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Sour cherries and acrid harshness.
Appearance:Brown and opaque. Nice tan head with amazing retention.
Taste:The foretaste of this one is a bright sour cherry flavor. In the midtaste, there are some metallic off flavors. This persists through the aftertaste. After a few sips, this off flavor fades a bit, but not completely.
Palate:Medium body with lots of sour astringency.
Overall:This is a good sour cherry Belgian beer, although I’m not sure spending a year in my cellar improved it at all.
zach8270 (3171) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Murky copper pour with a thick tan head. Sweet and tart aroma. Definitely get a lot of cherry and cocoa notes with some dark and earthy hints near the end. Sweet chocolate and spice starts the flavor with a beautiful cherry middle and a light chocolate and yeast finish. Tons of different fruits but not as tart as I thought. Smooth.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: old browns and melted chocolates under a tan head which fades into a thin film with a thick border. Swirls with lace and a thicker border.
Nose: chocolate covered cherry heaven. Long cherry finish which leads into dry tannic bitter skins and stems. Prunes add black fruit meatiness. Leather and polish underneath meets in the back with old well worn and well polished wood fireplaces; mahogany. Leather, dust, horse and the blankets, too. Hershey kisses with almonds.
Palate: omg. Chocolate cakes with a soft chocolate mousse finish in the back of the throat. Tartness nibbles along the sides of my cheek and tongue with plums and black cherries. Chocolate covered prunes, hold the pits please. Whole, fresh, real cherries both sweet and tart in my breath. Almonds are also covered in chocolate, now sporting a fudgy consistency and density. Not as much funk as in the nose, but some can be found as she warms up – leather and old varnished worn woods. Tartly sweet plums and cherries atop my tongue as she slowly dries a smidge more, revealing horse blankets and dusty earth.
Final Thoughts: an orgy of flavors which all worked together almost seamlessly. I can’t wait to see what happens with 6 months or even a good year or two of cellar aging will do to this beer. A dessert all its own.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at session one of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige head. Cherries, soft roast and char on the nose. More cherry flavors, lightly sour oude bruin notes. Toffee as well. Very tasty, with some dark fruit and malt touches on the finish.
beerbastard (630) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fun beer, thanks Mike! A sour cherry nose, Chocolate covered cherries jumped out first, then some brett, along with a porter like taste. Another one time shot beer. Too bad these are not around all the time.
bhops (427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours dark brown/red with medium head. Flavor is cherry, sugar. Flavor is roasted malts with fruity cherriness. Not that sour but added a bit of pleasant funk. Sweet flavor. Decent.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a murky brown with a slow forming beige head. aroma was chocolate, cherry, pear, banana, and dark fruits. flavor was cherry, dark roast, caramel, and flinstone chewable vitamins. body was medium with soft carbonation.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle). Pours cloudy brown with tan head. Some carbonation and awesome lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, some caramel, sugar. Taste is sour with some sweetness. Getting a little roastyness from the porter component and the sweetness from the dubbel. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is slightly roasty. Pretty unique beer and a success.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, yeasts, sour cherries. Flavor is sour cherry, caramel, chocolate, roast. The wild flavors are quite enjoyable. Nice brew.