sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2009
courtesy of the guys at RedligthRedlight.
pours dark brown with thin beige head.
Aroma is yeasty with hints of sourness and dark fruits.
Flavor, dark malts, some chocolate, dark fruits; cherries, prunes, hints of candi sugar and thin spicy yeast notes in the finish along with some good sourness. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
My Bottom Line:GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Abundant cherries and chocolate malt swirl into tartness, helped by the effervescent mouthfeel of this unique creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the dark brown, lacing beautifully.
-I’m not sure this is a pertinent use of Nelson Sauvin hops. Their tropical apport doesn’t work too well with the grain bill, imho.
-Dusty specks are provided by the otherwise tame wild yeast presence.
-Some coffee-like roastiness accompanies the chocolate.
Tap at Max’s. Everyone I know loves this beer. But I think it legitimately sucks. Looks divine in the glass. Deep rouge with a thick tan head that leaves insane lace. Big green olive aroma. Taste is salty with a light
sourness and some balsamic vinegar. Ick. douglas88 (9795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle drank with the boys. Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium brown head. A sour vinous nose with chocolates. The flavor is indeed like a sour porter; yeasty, chocolates, sour, fruity and smooth. Roasted malts. Good. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a nice tan head. Cherry, earth, and chocolate aroma with yeast and light brett. Brett and cherry flavor with cocoa, yeast, and malt. Medium bodied. Cherry and cocoa linger with a light tartness and some earthiness.
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
10/9/10. Thanks, Coleman! 750mL bottle. Huge boozey sweet aroma with cherries, licorice, and more. Reminds me of Jager... Sweet smokey chocolate flavor that is way better than the aroma leads on. Its liked smoked chocolate cherries. Very nice. nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle sampled at the Institute in Philly. Opaque black with an active, slightly beige head. Musty aroma, tart cherries, brett, honey, a little horsey. Flavor is weird. Starts with tart lambic flavors and brett. Ends with sweet, caramel porter flavors, chocolate and a little grass. Heavy carbonation with some lasting sweetness. Cherries get lost. I guess it’s a dark lambic but the porter gets lost too. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
It pours deep mahogany with tall but loose tan head. The aroma is a Brett tart and lemon like sourness right to the snoot followed by grapefruit sour moldy citrus and a thin layer of musty earthiness. The taste is smooth with prunes, plums, cherries and modest tartness unlike what I was getting in the nose. It gets a bit dry and mildly tart and refreshing blending into smooth fruitiness right into the finish. Nice smooth refreshing brew. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle split with pat, take out from belgian cafe. Pours a dark brown almost black body, with nice off white lacing. Aroma is tart, nut and something extremely peculiar....banana bread. Taste is medium palate with notes of banana, tart, nut, caramel, chocolate malt. drfabulous (8813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Last bottle on shelf at St Louis Whole Foods. Brown/reddish body. Carbonation shows as the head sits creamy in the top. Smell of cherry and sour. Interesting chocolate/cherry flavor. Caramel. This is pretty different. Cherry meets dubbel. I’m not sure how to categorize this. An interesting blend of complimentary flavors that produce a unique mix.