SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Fantastic. 750mL poured into a snifter. Rich malty aroma that hints of a little sour/tart character. Taste comes in strong with definite sour cherries, sugars, the brett is great. Dark fruits- plum, prune, dates, purple grapes. Easy going down. Wish I had more. Awesome brew
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, cherry, coffee, banana bread, grape, pancakes and roasted malt. Hints of brandy. Elegant concoction from two wizard brewers. Nice, warming finish that lingers. I expected more tartness from the brett. Reminds me of Ommegang Seduction.
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.
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is of strong cherries. Pours reddish brown with a thick tan head. Taste is complex, with chocolate malts, hints of cherry, some smoke, and light hops.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and chewy with lots of oaked dark cherry. On tap at Malt & Vine, it pours a dirty brown, almost black with a creamy tan foam, good lacing. Fair amount of barnyard in the aroma, but also chocolate, stone fruits, and musty wood. Tastes of a tangy Flemish red blended with a rich porter with a kriek. Residual pucker hangs on for a bit after you finish the glass.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. Deep red brown color with and rich frothy redish tan head that leaves massive lace. You can smell the fruit on pour. The nose gives you a lot of fruit while leading with cherry, grape, plum, and pear. Being complex, the nose opens yielding malt, smoke, nuts, black licorice, and coffee. The body is heavy, heavy medium that produces a mouthful of flavor across the entire palate. It provides a ’chewy’ type feeling as well. The finish is long, starting at the front then moving to the sides with a sour yet hoppy taste.
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick brown head, long lasting with lacing. Dark opaque brown. Full bodied. Brett finish, with tartness. Dry, not a lot of cherry.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bevmo. Pours dark brown slightly cloudy, nice tan head. Sour and roasted malt aroma. Both tart and burnt flavors come through. Some cherry flavors come through in the end.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Opaque brown in color with a massive frothy head. Aroma is blood. Taste is metallic with chocolate and cherry beneath it. Hope it ages well
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark cloudy brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, dark cherry, and raisin. Taste starts lightly sweet and chocolatey, quickly becoming tart and fruity, and finally finishing lightly bitter. Notes of grapes, pears, and of course cherries. Finish is somewhat earthy/dusty, possibly from the brett. Medium body with lively carbonation. Not what I was expecting but not bad either.