Maracuja05 (1629) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2017 ineedbeer (2255) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of rich malts with a pleasing cherry note throughout. Goose Island should take note - this cherry isn't at all medicinal. Lots of chocolate and light oak notes compliment. A light toast character with some pleasing oxidation notes. More oak as it warms.
Pours a dark brown that isn't quite black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing with medium sized legs.
Flavor is very sweet with lots of chocolate and cherry. It tastes like melted chocolate covered tart cherries. Mid palate there is a nice roast character and some light oak notes. Light bitterness. The same oxidation that helps the aroma adds a slightly off putting finish. Light to moderate astringency. Some alcohol in the finish as it warns.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with low but present carbonation. Astringency is moderate as is alcohol warmth.
Overall this aroma is great but the finishing note in the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. I think I prefer these beers with a bit of age. The oak mellows as does the finishing note.
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24-09-17 // bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2017 @ Mon Petit Café Stuttgart. Thanks for sharing! 2015 bottle. Great different dimensions in this beer, sweet sour malty base with red fruits, okay Wood caracter and some sherrry notes. Great. mvh83 (6) - 's-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
Dark ale with no carbonation. Boozy, cherry smell and a long finish.
Smells great and tastes even better.
mike_77 (7089) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2017
Dark brown and flat. Aroma is exceptionally boozy, dry and woody. The cherry element adds sweetness and dryness. ShivanDragon (4614) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2017
@Borefts 2017 van tap, zwart met beperkte kraag. aroma van mout, kers, zoet, alcohol, bourbon. Smaken van kers, hout, bourbon, alcohol, glad en romig, donker fruit, caramel, chocolade, donker fruit, vanille, redelijk tot volle body, en wederom heerlijke smaken van een HotD bier. PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2017
Draft @ Borefts 2017. Dark brown color. No head. Aroma's: cherries, woody, light funky, sweetish. Retronasal it's cherry-ish, sweetish, mon cherie. Flavor is moderate sweet. Strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, dry, woody, tart.
PietS (373) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2017
Roasted malts, sweet sour fruity, red fruits, a little chocolate, some bitterness and a hint of wild yeast. Very nice combination of aromas. SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Tap. Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma is malty, earthy, fudge, cherries. Taste is cherry tart, chocolate, fudge, caramel. A bit watery mouthfeel (wtf), low carbonation. Very good! tricksta_p (5126) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2017
From tap at Borefts 2017. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, booze, tart ripe cherries, vinous notes, red grapes, and sherry barrel notes. Flavour is sweet and a bit sourish with some warming alcohol. Body is full. Complex and delicious. harrisoni (19327) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2017
On tap at Borefts 2017. Opaque dark brown looks like dark hot chocolate. No head. Woody aroma woody flavour. Some fruit. Too hot in abv a bit like licking a cherry tree. Too woody. Svartvit (950) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Sampled from draft at Borefts 2017. Pours burgundy, off-white head. Tons of cherry, vinous, tart red fruit, roasted malts, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla. Lovely, heavy on the cherry although a bit boozy.