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.
trancecyclist (37) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 cl bottle at The Institute’s Battle Royale of Michigan Beers. Beautiful dark reddish brown with a decent head and an appealing scent. I’d describe this as more of a strong dubbel fused with a Flemish sour than having any real porter characteristics. The taste is lightly chocolately but the cherries are not far in the background. I found this to be an excellent beer and a good one to have as a final beer with its distinctive flavors and body.
solesaver (14) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark hazy brew had a nice start with a moderate head. Wasn’t quite sure where this beer will end up. Will try again.
captaink (10) - USA - APR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into wineglass. Poured a dark ruby amber out of the bottle but was dark brown/black in glass. Dark tan head, great lacing. Malty nose with beautiful funkiness, brett, faint cherry. Medium-high carbonation. Not overly sticky or cloying. Perfect balance from an excellent, well crafted beer. I hope Bottle Barn gets some more of these.