gendv138 (345) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Big Hunt poured into a highball. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate. Tasting notes of cherry, dark chocolate, woody notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, oily syrupy mouthfeel. Like this better than the regular version.
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz sample at Churchkey’s 3 Stars 1st Anniversary event. Pours an oily, mahogany amber with some ringing beige head. Nose of vanilla, cherries, a little blueberry, wood, licorice, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, malty, cracker, vanilla, caramel, whiskey, wood pulp, coffee, toast, cola. Full, sticky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, floral and earthy hops, dates, figs, and prunes with cherry notes. Flavor is dark malt, lightly tart cherry, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Meridian Pint during CBC. Thanks biggirlpanties! Deep, dark brown, almost black, ruby edges with barely a head. Some cherry wood, dark pit fruits, dark fruits, and coffee/chocolate from roasted malts. Similar flavor, less woody, dark fruits and coffee/roasted malts to give a somewhat chocolate cherry sensation. Not bad.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Almost completely black, brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, subtle vanilla. Taste is vanilla, dates, prunes. Nice.
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap Meridian Pint for CBC. Poured a dark brown, with ruby notes, very small mocha head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was vanilla notes, dark fruits, come bitter chocolates, some light notes of wood and some very basic black cherry character here. Flavor was dark fruits, bitter chocolate, roasted malts. Probably could have let this sit a little longer to impart a few more flavors.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for CBC thanks to biggirlpanties. Pours clear, deep ruby looking black. Weak to no head. Nose is black cherry, some sweeter cherry juice box. Taste is prune, black cherry, milk chocolate, mild warming alcohol. Palate holds medium density, lower for style. Overall quite simple with no cherry wood spiciness or dryness that I was expecting. Fiancee rating: 3.7-3.8.