Guerde (1073) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bomber from bhensonb) Pours a murky brown color with a thin tan head atop. Aroma right off the bat is a delicious onslaught of oak, caramel, cherry, light vanilla, graham cracker, and a little musty lager yeast. The whole thing put together smells at times like a pop-tart, and thatís not a bad thing. Taste has a prominent component of cherry, a boatload of caramel, and a touch of dark chocolate near the finish which rounds to a very dry oaky finish which clings on for a touch too long and dries the mouth. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is mellow. Overall I really enjoyed this one, and will see if I can find this in the cities. (edit: Maybe I wonít, as I see this was made in aught 9. Itís aged very well) Thanks Bill!
thedm (4772) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a strongly carbonated hazy light red brown colored body. The mild aroma was sweet and woody. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of dark malt cherry and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
alobar (2294) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cherry brown color with no head. Aroma of cherry, oak, toffee, and toasted malt. Cherry flavor with toffee, caramel, oak, and raisin. Smooth and creamy. Aged well and well-balanced.
Huhzubendah (1979) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I shared a bottle of this with Matt and my sink a few nights ago.
A: Murky brown with orange highlights at the apex. There is a tiny head that leaves very little in the way of lacing.
S: Somewhat subdued aroma of oak, cherries, sweet malt. Undoubtedly, the best aspect of this beer, in my opinion.
T: Not my bag, baby. The aroma is way better than the flavor. Itís overly sweet and basically, a big mess. Disappointing.
M: Cough syrupy and hard to drink.
D: I just couldnít bring myself to finish my glass (see top of review).
Drake (6483) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of cherries, toasted malts, chocolate and toffee. The taste is toffee, toasted notes, wood, cherry, anise. Lightly tart, low carbonation, medium bodied and slightly astringent.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cherry nose. Clear auburn, thin yellow head. Cherry flavor, a bit cloying, with a neat peanut accent.
tia (755) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 18th Richmond Gathering. medium brown with dissipating head. Smells like chlorinated water and dry wood and toast and faintly of dark fruit. Very sweet and syrupy with a little kick at the end. Full mouth feel, comes of as a little boozy.
phaleslu (4427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head from what I could tell- it was dark at the Garden when I poured this so the color is my approximation. The nose initially gives off soy, followed by oak, caramel, toasted sugar, and chocolate-covered cherry. A little oxidized. Flavor of caramel, cherry juice, toasted brown sugar, and soy sauce. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a strange mouthfeel that is kind of like messy Asian food with soy sauce and sweet sauce. Odd beer.
madmitch76 (9832) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th February 2010
Cloudy dark red-brown beer. Light tan head. Toffee malt nose. Soft palate. Nice soft malt, light and well rounded by some oakyness. The cherry is unsweet and comes through after the malt has receded a little. Interesting and well joined up beer.
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany brown with tan head, smells of barley and oak. The taste is very mellow, a dry full grain flavor but medium body. The cherry taste is there but mute as the 2 1/2 years did their work. The beer has a really nice sweetness to go with the light spiciness of the grain and wood with a light alcohol bite. The oak is very apparent and has a fresh new wood flavor. The finish is straight forward, wood and the earthy grain with a robust lasting blend of the flavors and light herbal German hops.