WanderinCelt87 (191) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep hazy brown with a white head. Aroma is very subtle coffee. Taste is subtle with notes of coffee and cherry. Leaves a bitter malt after taste
DrinkinWell (314) - - MAR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown, with thick, frothy head and substantial lacing. Sweet, fruit aromas. Tart taste, characteristic of dark fruit, plenty of caramel and sweet malts. Creamy mouthfeel. An oddly sweet dark ale.
Beerman6686 (4879) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of.chocolate, far fruits, Belgian yeast and light toasted malt. Flavor was very nice balance and yeasty Belgian character, dark chocolate covered cherries and other dark fruits.
climberbob (229) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from rare beer club subscription. Fruity earthy aromas with some grassy notes. Thin off white head. Muddy off brown hazy color. Dry caramel cola mild tart cherry taste. Long finish. Ok beer but nothing amazing.
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JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: deep brown, slightly cloudy, creamy tan head that quickly shrinks. Aroma: prominent maraschino cherries, candi sugar, light molasses and brown sugar, Belgian yeast, a bit of leather and pipe tobacco. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: smooth and slightly yeasty, with a lasting, slightly medicinal cherry kick. Notes: Generally a fine Belgian dark ale, with reasonably hidden alcohol. Cherry notes were slightly syrupy and just a tad medicinal, but was happy to try another creative offering from these guys. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2014, with another bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, cherry, spice and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry, tobacco and light spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity tobacco finish.
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown with a tart cherry and tobacco aroma. Like a horse blanket but not advertised as a sour. Dry and dank finish.
ChainGangGuy (4452) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - from the Rare Beer Club.
Best Before 11/07/16.
Appearance: Pours a tawny, leathery brown, just a bit hazy, with a medium-sized, off-white head.
Smell: Deeply bready, with a golden syrup-soaked sweet-smelling quality to it. Pils malt, light cocoa powder, a liberal dusting of finely ground clove. The fruity cherry accent is adjoined to the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast.
Taste: Decidedly sweet tasting toffee-infused richly bready malts with a little chocolate and molasses at the edges. Fruitiness of plum and banana as well as the added tart cherries studded with cloves. The alcohol presence is noticeable, especially once it’s adhered to the spicy, earthy phenolic yeast qualities. It’s this harsh component which carries you across the finish. I find myself immediately grimacing from the toothsome sweetness, then the cherried clove hits and finally the noticeable alcohol. Not graceful one bit.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A little bit sticky in the mouth.
Overall: Sorry, Tango. This is why I don’t dance.
voyageurmike (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Beer of Month club, served in snifter. Faint aroma of sour cherry. Dark cherry color, lightly carbonated. Tart cherry taste leading to somewhat harsh high alcohol bite. Mildly creamy body, sour brief finish. Much better when you’ve let the ale warm a bit.
MadRobin (2184) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sampler size at Quench! Craft Beer & wine in Silver Spring, MD.
Clear, mahogany with a large khaki head and excellent lacing that
Aroma of cherries, toffee, raisins and roasted malt.
Taste of dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, raisins, caramel and roasted malt.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization.
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radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, split about 3 ways. Poured a dark amber color, some light ruby notes with a off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Let it settle. Aroma was light sweet, roasty notes. Light cherries, solid Belgian notes.