dambor (790) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol.
The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on.
Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: cherries, but also a bit like juice. Taste: cherry like but lacking a bit of real fruit character, more like a juice than beer. BeerViking (4989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
On tap at the Denver brewery, bright amber-red with no head, light aromas of cherry, spicy Belgian yeast and honey, dry-sweet and faintly tart, spicy with cherry and fruity esters. Very nice. pintbypint (3767) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2017
Tap at Underground, Epic Tap Takeover. Bright red and pretty much headless. Nose has cherry, fruit, esters. Taste - yeast, esters, cherry fruit, red wine notes, a light tartness from the fruit and some alcohol in the finish. Nice, I liked this a lot. brandon1989 (666) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a minimal head that dissipated within seconds. The aroma is cherries, wine, and oak. The flavor is more of the same. JStax (7125) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2017
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear red with a white head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has dry woody notes and sweet artificial cherry notes. I get some decent robitussin notes. Sweet and boozy. Big body and medium carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a pinkish red color with a large foamy pink head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweetish and malty with artificial cherries. The flavor was tart and sour with cherry sno-cone, booze and artificial sugar. Long boozy finish. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing. Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours a slightly hazy red with a small white head. Aroma is big on the caramel and sweet malts, obviously cherries as well. Some oak and wine notes in the flavor with more fruit and some slightly tart cherries. Wish is was more cherry forward with a heavier barrel influence as well. Medium body, low carbonation. deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 25, 2016
65cl bottle shared at THT November.
Thin white head. Hazy red pour. Cherries. Benzai (16528) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Benzai’s final THT although MrHangover thinks it’s something else. Clear amber color, no head. Smell and taste malts, slightly sourish, a hint of cherries indeed. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Rating #2107 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a light hazy pink colour, fairly thick white foam. Aroma and taste is sweet, cherry pie. Great belgian character as well, presence of yeast, wheat, coriander, mild clove, mild Syrah kinda vibe, mild tannic. ABV is surreally disproportionate to your perception, drinks as though it may be sessionable, I can assure you after punishing the bomber it is not. A crown jewel of fruit beers.