Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to BMan1113VR for providing this bottle. Bottle 50 of 156.
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is dark fruit with some coffee and roasted malt. Tons of cherry flavor with some roasted malt in the aftertaste. Some vanilla and oak notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very fruity (all kinds of red fruits) oaky/tannic dark ale. Good sipper
How: Bottle shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Near black body topped by a small dark beige head
In long: Nose is very fruity but not particularly cherry-fruity, I notes berries of all kinds with plenty of oak barrels. Taste more of the same. This is a very fruity beer (wild berries, cherry skin, dark grapes, even some raspberries), some chocolate, some leather, vinous notes, a lot of oak tannins. Smooth carbonation. Quite tasty and actually very good too. This was my last rating at the RBSG 2011 grand tasting and my thoughts and prayers are with all those who same to Ratebeer Summer Gathering mega-party hoping to get laid.
ClarkVV (6083) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 8/15 bottle, drunk 11/28/15. Thanks to JStax.
Unclear violet-tinged ruby with a dark beige head that recedes to ring.
Meaty cherries, tart and with plentiful vanilla. Chocolate intrudes with a heavy creaminess and light acetic character. Not much beer character. Pretty fruit dominated.
Thin, acetic and acidic flavor is very lacking in any maltiness. Ultra dry and were it given to a tight carbonation and creamy consistency, i could deal with all of this naked acidity. Grainy, astringent, heavily acidic and just not anything id care to ever drink.
decaturstevo (5946) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Super sour cherry aroma with a hinto oak. Sour/tart cherries and oak. Good body and carbonation. A hint thin but overall nice beer. rbsg
JStax (5749) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is of brett and cherries. Taste is initially sour but quickly moves on to a chocolate covered cherry taste with a nice sour finish and a touch of barrel in the background. Heavy beer but I could easily have had a couple pints of this and been very happy.
tom10101 (5686) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by cparles, thanks! Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, light roasted malt, chocolate, wood and mild Cabernet notes. It was mild at first, but it became a little more complex as it warmed. Taste is slightly sweet with tart cherries, roasted malt, vinous notes, oak and light chocolate. Alcohol is really well hidden. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. A tad watery too. Not very complex (components of this beer doesn’t merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering it’s a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: This poured a dark brown body with a dinkus light tan head. It had a fuzzy cherry nose with some dark caramel sweetness and a splash of milk chocolate. The flavor funks up a bit, the cherries get stronger (This should be a fruit beer.), the chocolate recedes, and a bit of oak is added. Quite nice.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Malty body with chocolate and caramel malt tones. A modest warming with a large sweet cherry tone and some light oak. A mild tartness with a vinous and oak warming. Nice.
markwise (5305) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for this one. Pours a porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is citrus/ pineapple brett, tart cherries, vinegar, and some chocolate. Flavor is bretty up front, into the mid giving way to some tart cherries, and a bit of chocolate. Finish lingers with brett and a bit of chocolate trying to break through. Body is light to medium and complex. This one gets more complex as it warms. The brett seems to dominate more when the beer is colder. Once it warms up some, more nuances emerge. Another great one, Brad!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Jackie O’s One Funky Afternoon event. Served in a tulip. This was my favorite of the event.
Pours a reddish-brown color with a thin tan head and a bit of lacing. Nose: Damn, this is going to be a good one. Great cherry and wine combo hits at the front with a mild tannic character. I can tell this is going to be dry and sour. A bit of light roast is left underneath. Barrel shines through as well, particularly as it warms up. The flavor is masterfully blended with a nice complexity consisting of oak, tannin, acid, cherries, roast, and a bit of red wine. Feel is light to medium with a tart, dry finish. Bit of funk comes through in the end. The barrel character is really apparent in this one. Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to get into my bottles of this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-08-2011