djd07 (15338) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at Wtf 2, pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, wood, bourbon, cherry skin. Medium mouth, nice roast, strong bourbon, tart cherry on the finish, very good. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! Pours a murky dark brown with a loose and creamy tannish head. Nose shows moderate tart cherry notes, fading a bit with time. Coffee and dark chocolate in the distant background. Medium thinish body with soft carb. Tart cherry notes predominate on the mid palate, along with plenty of oak, with coffee and dark chocolate in the distant background. Long tart finish. Nice, but out of balance. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a large, frothy, taupe head. The aroma is fruity and a touch chocolaty with a slight, damp-wood component. Medium-bodied with champagne-like carbonation. The flavor is toasty, but watered down, accompanied by a redeeming sour-cherry SweeTart-like character. Finishes thin, but tart with a splash of red wine. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz! HonusWagner (2218) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Strange beer, has characteristics of the dark malty sweeter styles that form the base but then warped by the tartness of the cherries and the vineous barrel nature. Meh. Not awful but not dying to have this again. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Jack Rose. Clear maroon amber color. Aroma of brandy, vanilla, grape jelly. Taste is rich sweet and sour plum.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
On draught at tin bucket Pdx beer week / pours pitch black with small but sustaining off white head. Nose if roasted malt, vinegar, and grass. Taste of roasted malt, bourban, grass, and grain. Mostly sour malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4oz pour at Jack Rose DC. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some sudsy, white head. Nose is interesting, plum, cherry, vanilla, some barrel, some red grape, dried raisin. Flavor has a lot of cherry, a little jammy, some bread crust, a bit of booze, more like cheap wine than grain alcohol. Tart, oily finish. Unique. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Draft at Jack Rose. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was notes of roast, chocolate, plum, light bourbon. Flavor was roast, chocolate, lightly tart cherries. Plum? Pretty darn good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some chocolate, light Bourbon, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some chocolate, cherry/sourness, light Bourbon. Smooth medium body, light stickiness. BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Porter and stout? Hard to tell. But good tart dark sour. Dark pour thin off white head. Cherry and wine notes aroma. Tart cherries, hint of chocolate and biscuit, some vanilla. Tartness fades in the end. Thin body medium carbonation. Refreshing actually. Not what I was expecting. Great!