umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Mostly clear reddish-brown pour with no head. Aromas are cherry skins, light funk, and light cheese. Tastes like a cherry flavored liqueur with a light sour funkiness and light barnyard. Dry finish. Interesting but not great. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Phone rate. 750mL, thanks Jay. Hazy brown small beige, down to a ring. Some acetic notes, not terribly fruity. A little leathery, earthy old wood and mod bitterness in the finish, some ETOH heat. Sourness 4. Med full body, light carbonation. OK. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Woody, mahogany color, semi-clear with some haze to it. Ecru cap fades in a couple seconds to a quick collar. Aroma of semi-vinous grape, cherry skins, prunes, moderately acidic lemon, light bourbon soaked woodiness, tannic oak, & some very faint perfume. Flavor has some more red wine-esque vinous notes with lots of boozy soaked oak, cherry, lemon, mild vanilla, & a touch of cola. Hints of oak, prunes, raisins, toasted malt, red grapes, & some mild bourbon-ish hints towards the finish. Not getting guava but it’s got a strong fruity essence throughout. Finishes pretty acidic, gurgling in my belly. Hint of cotton. Mouth feel is oily yet dry. Not bad, the 9% ABV definitely comes through. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 750ml bottle
This beer pours an opaque copper color with a quickly disappearing head.
It’s lightly bodied and the flavor is sour/tart with notes of sour fruit.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sampled at the Reserve Society Celebration 2012. Pours a murky brown color. It is a richer version of M.A. though I think I like the brightness of that beer instead. The dates are strong in this beer and it dilutes the sour a bit too much for me.