yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. It pours almost as headless as the cross Black Sabbath told us about, just a tiny rim of beige bubbles. The body is unclear, and reddish brown in color. The aroma is of the complex type, with tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and alcohol the most dominant, followed by vanilla, sugary notes, marzipan and some potent red wine. As it warms up a bit, there’s a pleasant touch of oxidation to be found as well. The flavor follows the same path as the aroma, with lots of mouth puckering tart cherries and acids, still with a sort of balancing sweetness. The mouthfeel can be compared to that of a red wine, maybe a bit thinner, and quite velvety. Vanilla notes, alcohol, berries and marcipan. The finish is quite lemony sour and tart, with wood and cherries coming after a while. And in the very end, some alcohol fires up and warms the mouth and throat. Yet another masterpiece from CSA. 090922 after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
250, capped. Thanks, Maria! What a cool label. Pours a nearly opaque dark muddy brown with no head, lace, or legs. The barreling has certainly made an impact on this one. Nice balanced nose of tart pie cherries and oak. Quite tart and puckery. Watery body, fairly light. Tons of tart cherries and wood all over the place, tart from the giddyup right through to the long, almost lemony finish. This is very pleasant and refreshing, and shows no signs of the booze. But the flavors are fairly narrow in scope. Could use come complexity. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a dark brown beer without a head. I will summarize the aroma, flavor and palate in one word: sour. Overall the beer tastes like a kriek and has a lot of complexity. MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 Bottle (cellphone rating). Beautiful reddish brown with hardly no head. Just a little beige foam is visible. Tart aroma with an abundance of berries - mainly cherries - sweetness and honey. Sour flavour of berries but with a brown sugar sweetness as well. Ends up with a Campari-like bitterness. Soft but still with a good amount of carbon. I like this beer a lot.
Re-rate: Exactly same score with a bottle bought at the same time but opened almost a year later. Didn’t look at old notes, as I had forgotten, I had rated this before. Picked up some grapes in aroma this time and fruit in flavour along with the above mentioned impressions. Still a very nice beer. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Mild lambic like nose. Hazy reddish brown colour. Low head. Quite foaming - tried to get out from the bottle. Fruity nose. Quite short tste. Varming alcohol. Not very sweet. Low carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Reddish brown in color and cloudy with a small off-white head. Aroma is of cinnamon, perfume, and sour cherries. Taste is very sour with notes of cherry, hay, wood, booze and a light hint of herbs. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish/brown color with a small fast disapperaing off-white head. Has a fruity slightly tart cherry aroma with some woody hints. Fruity malty cherry flavor with some tart hints. Has a fruity tart cherry finish with some woody hints in the aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Danish Chris (sorry man, I forget your RB handle). Beautiful deep purple-red beer with a thin fast-fading white head. Flavour is quite lovely really. Soft oaky character with lots of sweet rich fruitiness. Light clove/almond spiciness, a bit of vanilla and just a touch of soft acetic acidity. The flavour is quite oaky as well. Peppery and a little bit boozy with a soft chewy fruitiness. The acidity picks up as the beer warms up, but there is still a lot of nice fruit and spicy. A kiss of cinnamon on the back... soft palate, really nice stuff. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a muddy, dark garnet color with crimson highlights. There’s virtually no head, with just a minimal, swirly film fading away very quickly. Leggy sheeting drips down the glass, but leaves no lace. The aroma is very acetic, focusing on dark, sour cherries with loads of fresh, aggressive, virgin oak imparting a strong vanilla component. Initially slightly plasticy, the nose settles in as it warms. The flavor is rich with cherry and vanilla, backed up by soft, velvety dark fruit and mildly lactic tartness. Acidity lingers well after the finish. Medium-full bodied and mildly prickly up front, the palate transitions to a smooth, velvety finish. Pretty nice stuff overall. Defreni (3277) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
Flaske: Mørkerød brunlig uklar øl med minimalt hoved. Dejlig duft af kirsebær. God balancering imellem surheden og kirsebærrene i smagen. Fadlagringen og alkoholen er dog meget beskeden i smagen. Med alkoholen er det godt, men kunne godt tænke mig lidt mere fadsmag. Ellers rigtig god øl.