jgb9348 (5613) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden ruby coloured body with bright orange highlights and a very thin tan head - nice looking! When I cracked the lid, the bottle exploded and a bit of foam went everywhere...however, it didn’t bubble up and out. Aroma of passionfruit, cherries, sugar, yeast and more passionfruit - nice! Medium-bodied; Strong acidic fruit flavours up front with wheat, coriander seed and a nice frothy cream flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows the sweetness and fruit of course, but a mild spiciness to the finish as well. Overall, a pretty nice and entertaining fruit beer! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ramsey Liquors in Ramsey, New Jersey on 19-January-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 10-February-2009.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The veggie-like aroma pretty much ended my appreciation and made me want to not drink this beer (note: I’m ill so I’m feisty). The metallic tinged cherry flavors are doable if you like generic cherry soda.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22oz bottle-pours a rich foamy white head and hazy orange/amber color with floaties. Aroma is artificial syrupy fruit-raspberry/cherry, light malt/wheat, herbal/spice hops, yeast. Taste is metallic, tart, artificial syrupy fruit-raspberry/cherry, light malt/wheat, herbal/spice hops, lots of yeast. Aroma was close but not quite. Taste not even close. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
20090116 Bomber from Spirits on sunset. peachy colored stuff with thin, fizzy white head. Initial aroma is metallic, with cherry, cookie cough, and the musty, overripe funk of passion fruit. Body is light, airy, way overly carbonated. Flavor is weird. the combination of cherry and raspberry is not a good one. There’s a bunch of metallic and acetaldehyde throughout in strong competition with a musky rotting passion fruit presence. Finishing notes of acidic, tart apple skin. Retronasal vinyl. This is a huge disappointment.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First batch bomber courtesy of Eli at Xmas gathering. Pours murky orange/brown with no head. Nose of bread, caramel and cherry. Taste is a battle between tart and sweet cherry with caramel, and then some more cherry. Very lambic-esque with a good dose of tripel qualities, which makes sense, well, cuz the base beer is a triple. This a tasty beer that bears repeating, and is way to quaffable for 9.5%. Good job from Voodoo.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beer! my cousin was kind enough to share it with me at the POPE bar in philly. Huge nose of sweet fruit with musk, and malty backdrop as well. taste is just sour enough not to become overpowering with great alcohol warming sensations at the end. Could definitely drink a few of these. delicious,
riversideAK (6104) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of some moderately sweet and tart fruits, a touch of yeast, and maybe minimal candy sugar elements. Pours orange with a reddish tone and a thin head that dissipates rather quickly. Initial pleasant fruity aspects come on as tart then move to sweet, than some spice comes in a candy sweetness, back to some lightly tart fruit, then to a pretty intense alcoholic burn. The alcohol becomes softer and more tolerable as the beer warms. Carbonation is medium and it has a nice tart/sweet fruity balance.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by acrdz. Poured a bright blood orange color with a thin white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of sweet fruit with hints of tart grapefruit, passion fruit, and other various berries. Sweet, fruity entry with some lightly tart flavors with the same fruity elements present in the nose. Finish is lightly dry with a hint of yeast. Low, fine carbonation. Decent beer, but a bit too sweet and one dimensional.
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours cloudy ruby red grapefruit with a small, filmy white head. Nose is almost pure passion fruit, mango and grapefruit juice. Heavy, pure grapefruit juice in the nose. Flavor is mellow grapefruit, mango and passion fruit, heavy body, obviously 9+%. Very fruity, perfume heavy tropical notes. Nice but still boozy.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle, mysteriously left in my fridge for a few months and unclaimed ever since, even after I posted about it. Well, thanks! Pours a bright, clear apricot color; decent off-white head with good retention and fine-bubbled, glistening lacing. Lots of sweet, syrupy fruit cocktail, passion fruit, and basic doughy malts in the aroma; kind of bland. Medium mouthfeel: lots of heavy fruit syrup (cherries, strawberries, esp.) and very lightly toasted malts upfront; some medicinal characteristics, and overall just a very heavy, lightly carbonated, syrupy beer; very muddled presentation, with some touches of alcoholic warmth coming through at the perimeter. Medium finish, showing toasty malts, some breadiness, and lasting syrupy fruit cocktail notes.