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Cisco Monomoy Kriek

Cisco Monomoy Kriek
Cisco Monomoy Kriek

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7%
Bottled: 2012
Size: 750ml C&C bottle
Price: $15
Bottle Count: n/a (trade)

I’ve really enjoyed some of the bottles I’ve had from Cisco’s Woods series. Lady of the Woods was especially good — dry and a little dusty, nicely sour, kind of white wine or champagne-esque. This one, unfortunately, did not live up to its siblings.

To start off, it’s dead flat. If there’s any carbonation at all, it’s hard to see or feel. The cherry (I’m assuming, since it’s a kriek) is faint, and what I do get is little more than extract or HFC cherry flavoring. No complexity at all to it, which if it was done well wouldn’t be a problem, but this is just crap.

After having a 2009 Cantillon Kriek recently, this pales by comparison. A huge disappointment to say the least. Oh well, I guess I’ll stick to Lady of the Woods for now. Anyone got some to send me?

Jackie O’s Dark Apparition

Jackie O's Dark Apparition
Jackie O's Dark Apparition

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.5%
Bottled: 2012
Size: 22oz bottle
Price: unknown (trade)

This was a pretty big letdown.  Although the picture doesn’t quite look like it, this was nearly flat and pretty oily.  Lots of anise, soy, and ashy flavors combine with the meh mouthfeel for something that’s just unpleasant to drink.  I was only able to get through about 8oz before I threw in the towel.  Hopefully the Rum Oil of Aphrodite I just got turns out better.