SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
bottle. aroma of vanilla. creme brule, bourbon and cherry combo. cleaner, more striaghtforward cherry, vanilla, chocolate bourbon version of enigma. light yogurt acidity. sweet, oaky, cherries. bourbony, clean, vanilla. with some caramel thrown in for good measure. good, not great. phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
500 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks a ton, Shawn! Pours a clear copper color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, wild yeast, oak, bourbon, cherries- it’s actually a lot like Enigma in the nose. Flavor of tart cherries, vanilla, caramel malts, oak, apples, grapes, brown sugar, corn syrup, and yeast. Medium-bodied, with a tart and sweet mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. Starts sweeter and finishes more tart. Very nice. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ron Extract. Pours a deep copper with white head. Aroma of peach and cherry with hints of funk and bourbon. Flavor is the same with hints of caramel and very tart! Mouthfeel is light-medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I certainly want to try this again! sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2010
The Dan Journal #417. Tasted 10/25/10. 500ml bottle. Brewed 1 18 10. Bottled 8 6 10. Filtered with a varying honey, amber, ruby hue. Moldy bone white head. Aromas of charred wood and vanilla. Tart black cherries and a mild cocoa undertone. Full bodied with a thick body and a layered palate. Great roll of the palate between the sweet, bitter and tart. Mildly roasted malt bill. Sticky sugary fruit flavors. Very nice! dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Thanks to daknole! Bottle pours hazy red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma smells as if someone stirred a manhattan with an old banana. Flavor shows cherry, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and a slight bit of funk. It is lightly sweet, and the acidity seems to have mellowed out quite a bit.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Caramel red-orange, beige cover. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, oak, splintery. Taste is more oak, some light fruit sweetness that I could mistake for cherry I guess if I tried, bourbon, vanilla. Just doesn’t really mesh. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2010
500 ml bottle courtesy of daknole, thank you sir! Clear amber color, edge head. Aroma of angostura bitters and candied cherries. Taste is boozy, syrupy, candied cherries and a slightly sour finish. Soft carbonation. douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
500 ml bottle shared by Toby. Pours a clear brown color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity nose with some sourness present as well. The flavor is dominated by easy smooth cherries, vanilla, light barrel. Some sourness, but mostly smooth and very tasty. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear tawny color with fizzy light white pink head. The nose is lightly tart with a rich malty cinnamon and clove, spicy and sour note. The flavor on the other hand doesn’t have quite as much tartness as the nose would indicate. Medium body and a smooth finish. The bourbon barrel is very subtle, as is the cherry, but the bacteria is not shy. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle shared by Captain_Cab...thanks Mike! - Pours rosy amber with a bubbly tan head. Really smooth vanilla notes integrate with the bourbon sweetness really well. It’s not over-the-top like it could be--just decadent dessert flavors. The cherry lingers in the background, but again--not overpowering. The taste is about the same, with caramelly bourbon notes, vanilla, a touch of oak, and ripe, pungent cherries. Smooth, decadent, and lacking any heat from the bourbon treatment. It’s smooth and bubbly in the mouth--really easy to drink. The downside is this is listed as a sour ale, which I don’t get at all. The lacto hasn’t seemed to sour this at all--it’s sweet but not tart. Perhaps it will gain some funk over time, but even if it doesn’t, it’s fantastic for what it is. Wasn’t really all that excited about this one, but it blew away all my expectations and then some.