jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014 BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Livery 7th Anniversary party, served in a snifter: Glowing ruby amber with a small but lasting head, okay spotty lace. The aroma has a big cherry and acidic vapour along with some roast, chocolate, light pepper and even a bit of char/smoke. Very inviting indeed. The taste is more of the same, big juicy cherry flavor with moderate sourness and a light sweet malt background. Initially the pepper was hard to detect but as the beer warmed the spice started to come through and bite the end of the tongue. The mouth feel is smooth and lively, snappy dry finish with lingering acidity, slightly warming but the booze is kept in check. This was outstanding, my favorite of the day. Let it warm! (If there is one thing I would tweak, it would be a bit more pepper character)
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Sour with vinegar, red fruit, green pepper and some spices. decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Hazed brown pour with white head. Aroma is pepper forward for me along with some chocolate and funk. Flavor is sweet cherry start, light hinto chocolate and a tart dry finish. Medium bodied and a touch fizzy, and a good abv warmth. jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of cocoa nib, oak, cherry, caramel and light chili pepper. Medium body. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with no head at all. Taste is musty attic and cherry. Flat with lots of pepper ICEatALAMO (1351) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
The pour is a bright red. The aroma is full of peppers and sour. The taste is a smooth sour, with only a hint of pepper on the tail. Good for a sour.
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brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Thanks, Derek...Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Super spicy aroma. Some cherry, a bit of cocoa, and some grass. Lots of vinegar and green, vegetal notes. The flavor is no better. Intense spiciness. Lots of pepper and cherry flavor. Some vinegar, a bit of grass, oak, and hints of cherry. Sweet malt, very light oak, and tons of vegetal character. PhillyCraft (7585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle cracked at Evans for his headin out Californeeway bash. Cranberry pour, with medium head and small lacing. Both lasted for awhile. Strong fresh green pepper smell hits you immediately, followed by some cedar or some other type of spicy wood. Taste showcases the tart michigan cherries and more fresh pep. Not much cocoa nib present in this one, maybe a tad in aftertaste? Sugary, earthy, doppel with a fresh vegetal sour kick. Well carbonated, finishes dry. Awesome. drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Rich amber pour with bits of red and ruby under a nice tan head that sticks. Crazy aroma that starts with malt and caramel sweetness but also shows tartness, cherries, a bit of barrel, and though less, a definite pepper kick and even less of a kiss of cocoa. Even better flavor that is both unique and complex. I’m getting some of that great maltiness up front with more sour and cherry in the flavor and again that lingering pepper kick that enhances everything else. The chocolate could be a bit more present, but it’s sensed. Tasty! madvike (3281) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose is cinnamon, graham crackers, cherry, and dark bread. Taste is the same, with a bit of bitter tartness. Smooth and well-carbonated, but this one missed the mark for me.