AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
adamjackson (856) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – DEC 7, 2012
Thanks Long for sending me 2 of the 2012 and to Dak for sending me 1 2010 vintage. Enjoyed a 2012 at 60 degrees F in a snifter on my GF’s Birthday.
A – Produced a hint of fizz and faded fast. Looks completely still, Murky reddish brown.
S – Grape skins, cider vinegar, band-aid and plastic. Tart nose with a hint of cherries but not dominating.
T – Sort of boozy up front, tart fresh cherries. it’s not a ripe cherry taste…very earthy and hard fresh cherries. Hard to explain but I should let this age longer. Tart at the finish and sort of a subdued sweetness. A hint of vinegar.
M – Light body, very slick texture, low carbonation
O – This is a good beer..slightly too boozy and the cherry taste is too ripe.