JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark red pour with a medium tan head. Nose of malt, caramel, cherries and Belgian esters. Malty and estery flavor with caramel accents before a cherry finish. thornecb (6195) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2017
Pours mahogany tinged brown into a Trappist glass. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Chocolate and pit fruit aromas. Thick with sweet caramel and cherry licorice upfront turning to a mildly cloying maraschino before the lasting earth finish. shigadeyo (3856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2017
11/05/2017 (750ml corked and caged bottled): Caramelized malts, chocolate, and black cherry in the aroma; deep auburn brown color with a thin beige crown; roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, fruity cherry, tobacco, red wine (reminiscent of merlot) and black figs, finishes slightly dry, strong but not boozy or alcoholic; medium to medium-full body, smooth, not heavy; rich and flavorful overall, quite good and pairing quite nicely with my sous vide steak, but seems to lack depth and complexity. MetalNHopHead (2311) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2017
While I’m still new to Sierra Nevada’s Ovila Series, I’ve been very impressed by these offerings. This brew has the humble good looks of a brown abbey ale. Rich dessert-like aromas - candied fruit and toasted sugar - with light spiciness. Malty chocolate flavor with some molasses and Port wine character. There’s a great deal of cherry but you also pick up on other dark pitted fruits as well. Velvety softness on the palate. It’s highly complex yet cohesive, just like every Belgian-style ale should be. Terminus (3742) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours deep brown hue with a small tan fizzy head and no lacing. nose has accentuated coca, dark fruits and some cherry sweetness. Flavors really show the coca and cherry notes. not overly that complex but more a tasty fruit beer than anything. Short finish with some lingering cherry sweetness. not much to write about here.
HuskerTan (2470) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
A- Bland, bready, subtle dark fruit.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, candy, sweet.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish.
O- Not a lot of flavor. Cherry is very minimal and really just tastes like they left out all flavor. nuplastikk (6633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2016
750ml shared by Anndiesel. Deep brown-burgundy body. Foamy beige head. Rather big and doughy, not sure the cherries are a logical addition at all, they sort of conflict with the deep fruity yeast esters that are already there. Easy on the palate. but just doesn’t work for me flavorwise. Searching, and missing. Overall such a quality product that it works out, but it certainly doesn’t make me think that cherries and quad are a good combination. edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2016
750ml bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of cherries, yeast and spices. SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle: Poured a brown with tan color head. Nice Belgian eaters aroma. Taste is soft cherry with Belgian esters. BillWyce (1128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Pours semi-opaque ruby red-brown with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma of chocolate mixed with a dark fruit note. Full body, lightly syrupy. A touch of astringency to the finish. Chocolate flavor that mixes with notes of dark fruit and cherry. Very nice.