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 (9014) - 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.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Hazy peach/pink colored liquid pours from the bottle, topped with minimal foam. Smells of raspberry, cherry, yeast. Tastes of raspberry, dough, medicinal, metallic. A bit sharp at the front of the tongue. Finishes fairly dry with some lingering warmth. Sorry guys it smells good but isn’t very drinkable.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Scott Blair at Hamiltons. (Scott, you rock!) Pours a bright orange pink with no head. The nose is full of tartness from cherries and raspberries. The upfront flavor was off, but after waiting 15 minutes, it mellowed and was more drinkable. Raspberries stood out the most, with a dryness in the finish. I know you sat on this one for a while, Scott. Sorry it wasn’t what we all hoped!
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, this is going to be a strange one. Very little head from a somewhat vigorous pour. Pinkish orange in color with a TON of floaters. I am guessing some kind of fruit puree? Initial aroma of something funky then it mellows out. Lots of fruity aromas in here. Cherry, raspberry and some tartness. Light fruit flavor. Better than I expected. More cherry and raspberry. This is 9.5% alcohol. Hides it amazingly well. Light tartness from the raspberries, Dry palate and a bit puckering. Tastes like a less fruity and more malty wine cooler. Finishes a little tart and dry. A decent brew. Kind of reminds me of DFH Fort but less over the top. Better than expected.
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber...A very sediment filled body...light copper in color...the head is light and fluffy...its off-white with a tinge of pink...nose is ripe raspberries, a hint of cherries, and just a light sweet fruit muddle...flavor is like a sweet and sour raspberry...I get some mango essences too which may be the passion fruit (not very familiar with its taste)...Its hard to believe this beer is 9.5%!...only a hint of alcohol comes through on the finish....a good fruit brew, unique....its lively in the mouth, yet is solid and has good complexity...the mid-palate holds a sweet yeasty taste that also shows up in the finish for a quick visit...yum!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy gold color with an off-white head. The aroma was light but sweet with notes of alcohol. The flavor was light and fruity with cherry notes.
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this beer in Bottle. Really nice, sweet and sour, like a Aangria, but the fruits all merge together. Nice Ale finish. Modest head, cloudy golden color with lots of setiment.
Arayaga2 (2079) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chunky chestnut brown with a thin white head. Globs of sediment clearly visible in suspension. Tart acidic cherry berry aroma with just a hint of burnt rubber. All this translates into the flavor, and brings a medicinal edge. (SBK 8/10) $5/22oz