MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017 Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I find this beer to be one of my best beer experiences. The spice notes both warm and cold were wonderful. Not overpowering, but enough to tantilize my brain. The cherry notes are highlihgted by a sherry-like quality. Very low carbonation, but that did not bother me due to it's wine characteristics. I found that heating in a bath of tepid water worked wonders for the flavor over the microwave. A truly remarkable beer!
Sweet, dark cherries, spices, cinnamon, cloves. Hazy, reddish, dark brown, tiny, creamy, white head. Heavy sweet. More sweet citrus fruits, orange, marmalade, spices, more cloves, cinnamon, sweet, dark cherries, other dark berries, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Fruit Beer, rich and intense, complex, perfect for Christmas (drinking it in August). Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to The_Osprey! mR_fr0g (13155) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton's place. 31/08/2017. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A deep purple cherry coloured pour with a halo of dark beige head. Aroma is sweet, cherry cough sweets, clove, cherry jolly ranger, . Flavourt is composed of sweet, sticky sugary, cough syrup, clove and nutmeg. Palate is medium sweet, sticky, moderate carboantion. Pretty nice. Little sweet for me. Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - thanks to Danny. Pours rich purplish-brown with. Small, creamy top. Intense aroma, lots of ripe berries, plum, raisins, herbs, cinnamon. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, with liquefied cough drops, cherries, subtle winter you spices. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary finish, lots more cherry and ripe berries, more herbs, cinnamon, cough syrup. Fun, in a perverse way. Theydon_Bois (20443) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle at Bodney Mansions, thanks to DD, 31/08/17.
Cherry red with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is spice, cherry drops, leather, dried red berries.
Taste comprises sweet berry fruit, cherry, cinammon, spice, cherry drops, sweet licks.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet rising close.
Solid for the style. gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep burgundy red color. No head. Fruity, spicy nose. Delicious tart cherry flavor with wonderful soft, spicy undertones. Truly unique and very drinkable. More like a cherry pop than a beer.
mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT at Kwartje. Murky dark burgundy pour with a very thin tan head. Notes of sweet cherries, sherry, tons of sugar, spices. Too sweet for my taste, but overall not that bad. Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours a clear dark red, no head. Cand syrup, lollipops, cherry. Soooo sweet, damn. I like it, sort of. sjogro (4635) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with cream head. Ontbijtkoek, cinnamon, cherries flavored chupa chups, christmas pudding. Massive sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Too sweet and too spiced. But damn is it sweet and soft. Maakun (6285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Served at room temperature. Clear deep ruby with light pink head. Lots of spices, sweet cherries, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, lots of sugar, lollipops, Christmas bread. Very sweet and a hint of sourness. Medium bodied. Shoot me but I think this is quite decent. laakus (155) - Nossebro, - FEB 25, 2017
Cold; Reddish/mahogany, little pinkey foam, medium carbonation. Aroma; cinnamon, sour berries. Very fruity taste, no bitterness at all.
Warm: Big foam main difference. Aroma gets more deeper when warm. Taste is sweet, the spices gets more apparent when warmed up, especially in the finish that is dominated by cinnamon.
For own preference I prefer this heatened up as the beer reaches it’s full potential. While I find this too unbalanced and sweet when cold I find it really enjoyable when warm. Definitely a beer I will return to in the cold winter months!
My rating scores are based on the heated version!