branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a ridiculously large, very dense, light brown head. Lacing is extremely strong. Aromas of chocolate, cherry, banana, and hints of molasses. Wow - what a smooth beer for the mouthfeel. Creamy throughout, with a nice coating upon the swallow. Flavors are great with cherry and chocolate at the start, then a nice banana and orange finish. Honestly the most complex beer I have tasted. Not sure I could drink more than one but it is amazing - must purchase if you can find it!
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Red Carpet. This is as unique as it is well done. Nose of dark cherry, roast, toffee, dark malt and Belgian dark fruit. Color is a dark garnet with fat head. Flavor is a GREAT sour cherry melded perfectly with a nice mellow dubbel MELDED PERFECTLY with a great toffee roasty US Porter. The effect is a nice balanced sweet Belgian dark and a cherry-chocolate porter. I am really impressed by the balance. Works well with the fruit on the level of Cherry Adam. I hope this doesn’t get more sour with age but it’s probably inevitable.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Murky, dark red-brown with big, foamy brown head / Barnyard nose of dark pit fruit and chocolate / Medium body, sour and slightly acidic, with good balance and finish / Deep, complex, funky, barnyard brettranomyces cast over flavors of dark cherry, prune, banana, chocolate, and coffee / If you like this things, this one is real good.
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx. to tderoeck (Tim) for sharing this one // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // a collaboration between Bell’s & de Proef which includes Michigan, dark cherries, brett & Nelson Savignon hops amongst its ingredients // colour me interested // pours black, creamy mocha head, some lacing // smell is coco powder, mocha, berries, dark cherries, sweet other cherries, nice fruits sweetness, chocolate, dark malts, touch sweet red wine // taste is sweet berries & dark cherry juice, chocolate, wild berries, light bitter herbs, lots of coco, lots of sweet chocolate, dark grapes, pure chocolate, sweet coffee // touch grounded, coco body // mmm, this was so damn good // personal fav. of the tasting
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.
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours extremely dark witha a creamy light tan head. Wonderful aromas of lighter dark fruits. Dates? Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly sour with dark malt. It’s definitely fruity. Seems like kriek. Extremely tasty. Like a cross between kriek and quad. The cherry comes forth more strongly with time. Surprising. Amazing. Wonderful.
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled 11/20/2009. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a dark brown color, with some beautiful reddish highlights, from a 750ml bottle. Large sized beige foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is chocolate, cherry, funky and tart. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity, cherries with a touch of chocolate. Some brett, some funky, some tartness. Nice carbonation. A nice interplay between the chocolate and the cherries. The flavors really open up as the beer warms. Lovely beer. I wonder what a year of two of bottle aging would do to this beer as the bretts do their work? Hmm, think I will need to do some testing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Spinnerstown hotel. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly creamy off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, grapes, light wine notes, caramel, toffee and Belgian yeast. Flavor
of tart cherries. Nice grape notes, toffee, some nuts and Belgian yeast. Light Brett character in both flavor and aroma. Really good.
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours with a huge head, awesome lacing .. . woowee! delicious stuff!! complex and smooth and would you stop looking at my ass! .. . pure aftertaste, wonderful flavor of dark cherry .. . the world slows down when you drink this!..and as i enter this review, rooney puts in a header in extra time against man city to send united to the carling cup final !!!
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours a dark brown with a huge rocky tan fluffy head - a true beauty... great aromas of coffee, chocolate and sour cherries... medium body with light cherry notes up front with some sugar, more chocolate, grapes, and deep malts... roasted finish with a slight tartness on the tip of the tongue... did not pick up on the Brett.... really nice beer.