notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - this is way better than the base beer, mostly because it is not nearly as sweet - having the sweetness out of the way allows some of the other character to shine through, especially the dark fruit character (plum, raisin) - light tannins and some bretty notes of leather - the alcohol burn is still a bit high, but this is pretty tasty.
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours rosy brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is tart black cherry with funk and plastic. Taste is plastic and tart cherries, a little sharp, lightly malty and a bit of cherry cola. Soft carbonation and a medium-thin body.
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage 6/7, pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head,the aroma has almost wine characteristics at first, dark fruit and a little bit of barrel comes through, not all that funky smelling, the flavor has a tart and fruity front with a dry finish, the dark fruits still show in the finish, interesting beer, I like they are trying stuff like this.