mcberko (16607) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a dark cherry red / dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out cherries, loads of sour fruits, acidity, vinegar and oak. Flavour brings out a healthy mix of bourbon barrels and tart fruits, with secondary notes of cherries, wood, and vinegar. Not as much acidity as in the Raspberry version thankfully. The bourbon barrels add a lot to this and cut down the intense acidic sourness. Great stuff.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is plum purple, hazed, with a light brown head. Nose has faint bourbon, hazelnuts, and tart cherries. Taste is strong cherry with light bret notes and hints of barrel. Some tartness through the finish with a creamy body and softer carbonation.
christoph (19) - littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is the best beer i have had from crooked stave the scent is sour cherries and bourbon this is a beer i could sip on for hours and hours tart cherry pie flavours balanced by the whiskey sweetness this beer is something special
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby with little head. Really musty basement aroma. Oversour, no room for fruit. Not very good.
jcartamdg (3359) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber brown with no head. Aroma of Brett, funk, cherries, oak and slight vinegar. Taste is sour, funky, tart cherries, more funk. Solid.
Lukaduke (3161) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep rusty ruby brown with a finger of khaki tight bubbled foam. The nose is spicy cherry pie, wet wood traces of bourbon and vinous acidity. The palate follows the nose with great balance between sour cherry fruit, spicy bourbon, musty barnyard backbone a touch of grain and a dry refreshing finish. Really tasty !
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bunny at SARA. Aroma is cherry-flavored baby shit. Yeah, for realz... Flavor makes up for everything. Great cherry taste with a hint of bourbon and great sour notes, not that acetic. Good beer overall.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of cherry!! Flavor follows suit. Light warmth from bourbon, nice tartness and very well balanced
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed brown hued body with red highlights. A small off-white head fades on top. Aromas are of bourbon, wet wood, vinous, cherry, dark fruit, funky, oaky, musty, currants. Earthy and lightly leathery. Flavors are quite sour, funky, earthy, musty. Complex funk. Light tobacco, damp wood, sharp cherry and acid character. Dry and complex. Lots of different fruit notes. Lively carbonation, with a puckering finish.
Homer321 (4660) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bittleshare thanks to DrewFace. Nose full of tart lacto and sourness sensation. Brownish reddish muddy pour. Taste is pretty puckering with some cherry notes. Not quite pie like but pretty darn tasty. Drying and puckering thru the finish.