Martin__ (80) - POLAND - OCT 6, 2017 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml acquired via trade from goldtwins. My only 2008 bottle. Pours a murky dark brown, obvious rusty red notes with very small offwhite head that dies to a near nonexistant head, minimal lacing. Aromas are sour cherries, a bit of tartness of the bat, some sweet raisiny dark malts, but sour takes the front seat. Dark fruits, faint brown sugar. Initial is sour cherries, oaky dryness with faint vanilla, light dark fruits that preach tartness over sweetness. Very nice darker sour, flanders style that is subtle yet superbly tart. Alcohol well hidden as a touch of light funk, tart, oaky underlying meld almost perfectly. Decent carbonation, perfect body allow flavor and palate stickability to meld. Dark fruit sweetness and slight darker mellow malt sweetness incorporate into the back of the body. This is a very nice brew, finish leaves a tart and oaky lasting finish.
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Bottled at Jan 2017, Jan. - put into kegs in 2016
Aromas: barnyard, massive wild yeasts, red wine, a hint of vanilla.
Apperance: red brown to brown, totally hazy, unclear.
Taste: Semi full to full. Light to medium sweetness, light bitterness, heavy sourness. Medium to heavy vanilla, massive red wine. Reminds me of red wine drink.
Medium to full bodied, quite oily. Still a big mouthfeel.
More a wine than a beer to be honest, nevertheless very interesting beverage. Worth trying. DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sampler at beer meets wood. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Big cherries and tartness on the nose and tongue. Hides the booze well. Nice! moldovan9807 (464) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
Aroma of dark fruits, red wine, sour cherries, vanilla,chocolate, bourbon. Taste the same ,complex and balanced. rumproasts (5546) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tap. Red brown with small head. Perfect balance of tart and sweet. Berry and other red fruit. Woody, finishing dry. Excellent. elbernays (1639) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2017
Sampled at Beavertown Extraganza. Pours purple. Deep cherry with funky blue cheese hints on nose. Flavour is deep cherry with raisins. Dry tart finish.
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle @home, (Clear out the cellar evening). Pours brown/red, thin tan head. Nose is funky, cherry, fruits, raisins and figs, prunes, slightly sour. Taste is cherry, wood, slight whisky, its sour but not overly, tart and fruity. Iznogud (4059) - CROATIA - AUG 17, 2017
On tap at Toronado, San Diego. Pours dark brown with reddish haze, off white head.some dried fruit, cherries, dark fruit, malty, raisins, wood. Bit vinous. Quite smooth. Complex. Medium bodied. Easier to drink than expected, especially considering the ABV and style. geolgau (407) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - JUL 11, 2017
Wine-like, elegant appearance. Aroma feels complex with a lot of good things going around. Red wine, sour cherries, vanilla bourbon, some smooth chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste is elegant and balanced, a bit sweet and just a bit sour. Sour cherry liquor, dark fruits, almonds, slightly tarty cherry all topped with that nice barrel , oily feel. A very light spiciness warms up the tongue. Finish is a long and pleasant barrel wonder. This is a gem, one of the best beers I’ve had so far. creppyiceman (983) - POLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Aroma:cherries,bourbon,vanilla,r winish notes.
Appearance: brown color, small head.
Taste:semi-sour,flavour of tart cherries,caramel,red wine, vinegar,vanilla and bourbon,tart coconuty finish.
Palate:medium to full body,light carboantion.
Overall: Good one, cherries dominate the flavour but still you can get some barrel notes. sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Aroma: sour cherry, red wine, raisins, vinegar, vanilla, barnyard, spicy
Taste: medium to heavy sour, moderate sweet, sour cherry, raisins, vinegar, red wine