rcweir (139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Thick brown head, long lasting with lacing. Dark opaque brown. Full bodied. Brett finish, with tartness. Dry, not a lot of cherry. Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours dark cloudy brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, dark cherry, and raisin. Taste starts lightly sweet and chocolatey, quickly becoming tart and fruity, and finally finishing lightly bitter. Notes of grapes, pears, and of course cherries. Finish is somewhat earthy/dusty, possibly from the brett. Medium body with lively carbonation. Not what I was expecting but not bad either. nimbleprop (8723) - 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. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at Barley’s. Pours very dark brown, almost black with pillow light tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate and cherry. Watery mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is smooth. Kind of reminds me of cherry coke taste. Dry finish. Not bad. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a Hazy chocolate brown with tan head.
Nose is cherries, holiday spices, yeast, very smooth with a hint of brown sugar.
Taste has a hint of cherries, lots of pruple fruits, fairly sweet, off roasty flavor, and quite a bit overcarbonated.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2009
A beautiful pour of a brown colored beer. Lasting head which leaves good lace.
Barnyard aromas with a distinctly undesirable smell of urine. I found it very distracting. Two others at the bar didn’t notice it.
Envision a dry Stout blended with a Framboise. While there is plenty of burnt toast and dark unmalted barley. Lots of raspberry flavor with enough sourness to make it interestingly complicated. Moderate body and carbonation. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Black pour with a big, rocky, lasting, tan head. The aroma is cocoa with hints of tart dark cherries, dark fruit and a very faint hint of dry brettanomyces funk. Overall the aroma is quite mild. The flavor starts of with a quick splash of cherry tartness which is then washed away with a strange combination of cardboard and cocoa powder that then fades to a metallic sour tanginess. After a few more sips I get a few added hints of plum and fig. The body has a nice full creamy mouthfeel with gentle carbonation. I just don’t see the eccentric mix of ingredients working very well together in this one. HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle at Fanø tasting 2010. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma with nice fruity notes. MOderate bitter flavor. Strong plumb notes. Average m oderate bitter finish. Oily palate. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle, brown pour. Aroma is cherry cola, yeast, chocolate, roast and pit fruit. Flavor is the same; roasted malts, some slight sourness, finish is a bit strange with the juice and bitter roast. It gets worse as I drink more. hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
bottle- shared with jacob, rudolph and swoop- quite a nice treat to have enjoyed this rare new release- thanks guys- felt the beer was overwhelming cherry juice, with decent sherry (almost oxidized) notes- some barnyard there as well- might do well with some age on it-