HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ 2010 ATL Cask Ale Tasting. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Cherries are definitely present in the nose with notes of toffee, molasses, and nut. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is heavy on the cherry but I still got some toffee, sweet malt, slight spice, and maybe a hint of maple. I liked the cherry notes in this one but it could have been a tad less sweet for me.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Somewhat similar to the non-cherry version, though I feel like the cherries were overdone here. Pour is dark brown with a small head. Aroma is big cherries, some banana, spice, dark fruit, sweet malt. Taste is similar, though dominated by the cherries. Mouth is full and tart. Overall, a decent brew that is better without the cherries.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 30, 2010
Source: Beerfest, ACAT
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet banana and cherry aroma
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, banana sweetness, hint of cherry adds a touch of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aged with Cherries @ Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, 2010. 5 Seasons Prado. Firkin.
Dark brown color. Aroma of bread, sweet malt. Flavor of dark fruit. Sweet flavor, lots of sugars, dark candy. Too sweet for my palate.