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Review by seaoflament on 03/22/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 18 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 1-15-08. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

On tap at O'Brien's Pub 14th Anniversary Barrel-Aged beer night 1/15.

A caramel color with no visible head and the most minimal amount of bubbles.

Big aroma of brandy upfront followed by a variety of dark fruits like prunes and figs. Tart cherries quickly follow after the dark fruits and stay consitent throughout. There's some funk toward the finish.

Taste is very similar to the aroma. A nice combination of tart and semi-sweet cherry at the end of every swallow. Brandy flavors are dominant and begin to get a little too dominant during the second half of the drink. There's also a dry grape skin-like taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel, not too thick and not thin either, just good. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability is scary. This beer is probably like 12% alcohol and it goes down very smooth. (Abv is actually 8% tasted like it was a bit higher though).

Served In: Flute Glass

Review by Tip Top on 05/03/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2008
Review from notes from a couple weeks ago. Thanks to seaoflament for the bottle.

A - Pours a medium colored muddy brown body with a big time cloudiness to it. Very carbonated, it started foaming out of the top of the bottle as soon as I popped the cork. Toffee colored head made up of tight bubbles is just over an inch tall. Good retention with sheets of lacing.

S - First thing that hits me is a burst of sour cherries. Belgian yeast is here, but in the background. Cinnamon and nutmeg? Ripe red fruits. Brown sugar. Dark Belgian candi sugar.

T - Starts off with lots of ripe red fruits. Cherries and figs. Brown sugar. Light spiciness with light white pepper, clove, and possibly coriander. Sweetness comes back with a bit of yeastiness. Light tartness comes in on the finish. No aftertaste to speak of with a very clean finish.

M - On the heavy side of medium bodied. SLightly fizzy, but fine with some swirling in the glass.

Overall - Most obvious in the on is that there is some Cuvee de Tomme. Nice blend of different flavors. Glad to have had the chance to try this.

Served In: Tulip

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