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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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3.7
yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry wooden and slight caramelish. Roasted malty and caramelish. Lingering dark roasted caramel. Dry caramelish and wooden vanilla like finish.

3.4
Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours hazy amber-red with a moderate, off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with maltiness. Sweet flavor, with some cherry, wood, some caramel. Medium body with light warmth. Some earthy bitterness in the finish with sweet, caramel malts. Not bad.

3.6
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to daknole. Pours reddish brown. Nose is sour cherry juice. Taste is slightly tart cherries, cinnamon and malts.

3.4
bhensonb (15245) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Aroma of slightly sour cherry over roasted malt. White head that doesn’t last long. A cherry amber or copper color. Smooth, fairly full bodied, with creamy carbonation. There’s a note like a bit of Brett. Or wood. Or cherry pits. It’s got an underlying sweetness after the initial unsweetness. Sweet brown fruits come up. Not at all sticky sweet, just not entirely unsweet. Finally finishes cherry/woody. Leaves a woody bitter ending. It’s pretty dry en fin.

3
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish amber with a minimal light pink head. Aromas of light cherry, carmel and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, light cherry and a hint of wood with a dry finish.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks acrdz) Hazy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some caramel. Taste is sweet, cherry, alcohol. Medium-full body, some effervescence.

3.8
Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. 2008 vintage, bottle 580. Pours murky amber with a large pillowy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big toffee malts, faint cherries and other fruits. The taste is cherries, earthy notes and a tart finish. Good beer. 4600th rating!

2.9
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy pink/-amber body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, wood, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, some cough syrup, alcohol, and some earthiness with a dry finish.

2.6
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
i have to start by saying this is probably the worst "expensive" beer I’ve ever had. What exactly did i pay $14 for? Pours a redish-amber, similar to Rogue’s Menage Cherry Frog, and like that one ( a cherry flavored belgian) this one is a miss. Not a Kriek, not really tart...a little bitter, sweet semi-fake cherry taste, which does get better as the beer opens up, but somehow it manages to be thin and overcarbonated while also having way too strong an alcohol bite for a beer that’s the Montana legal limit of 8.75%...to the extent that i question if it’s really stronger and the label is just a gimmick. Probably not, but this beer really is a bit of a mess. Definitely won’t buy again for the steep asking price."

2.5
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Mahagony pour. Odd cherry syrup or preserve flavor mixed with a typical beer. Flavor is cherry. Not overly sweet and pretty boring to speak of.


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