vtafro (2329) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Barcade. Dark red pour with substantial foam.Flavor tasted like cherry plus blood. So yea not very good. Thank god we split the pour.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at barcade. Pours a black body with an of white head. Sweet medicinal cherry iron and hemoglobin like bloody taste. Eh just bad, couldn’t finish a pint.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/07/2009: Atwater Cherry Stout pours a dark chocolate brown color with a reverse-cascading foamy beige to light tan head. The aroma presents dark chocolate and coffee (more like a mocha blend) with a hint of something sweeter in the background. The flavor is like dark chocolate and cherries. This is actually a fairly well-done cherry-flavored beer. It definitely beats my expectations as I had actually more or less written this off before I tried it (wrong thing to do, I know). The cherry is there but doesn’t immediately jump out and it actually tastes real and not the usual nasty fake cough syrup-like flavor. This beer has an average body and is quite drinkable.
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6.5% by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #28 for this beer.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured dark brown to black with a big light beige head. aroma sour cherry, chocolate, malt. flavor a nice sweet sour cherry, roasted malts, a of smoke. this hit the spot after working around the house will get more of this.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Siciliano’s Market, Grand Rapids, MI. Dark brown, almost opaque with slightly ruby tint and medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sour cherry upront, some vinegar, cheesy. Flavor is cherry, yogurt, sour, vinegar, very interesting, but was it intentional
? Medium to full with nice carbonation. Surprising, I wonder what this tasted like fresh, good though.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Gusher upon opening. Black, with slight hint of deep red. Big foamy beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma, some very faint cherry. The taste is quite nice, tart and creamy at the same time. The cherry is quite tart and astringent, good but a touch artificially infused. Medium bodied, this is a beer I’d love to session. Not much roast, the cherry really balances all of that out. Underrated.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A dark reddish brown color body with a thin light tan head. Aroma of cherry pipe tobacco,and roasted malt, a hint of charred wood maybe. Flavor is roasty ,malty. lightly sweet Some of the same burnt wood notes,tobacco,and tart cherries, a little grassy on the finish. A light texture/body with a slightly chalky mouthfeel,spotty lacing,medium carbonation. Drinkable but something is just odd or missing or something.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with a hint of garnet. Moderate, foamy, diminishing, khaki colored head. A roasted vegetable scent. Maybe some dark cherries, but not much to discuss aroma-wise. Cherries do come into play in the flavors. Tart dark cherries in the front. Thin in feel. Not much as a malt backdrop. Some black malt acidity and just a bit of roasted malt flavor. Might be ok for a marinade.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured reddish black color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry roasted malt a/roma. Medium tart cherry malt and coffee flavor and tart cherry finish of moderate duration.
Good drinkable SWEET STOUT.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Some chocolate malt character with sweet undertones, molasses, and dark cherries. Very little hop character. Dark brownish-black, clear, with thin off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with quite a burst of cherry flavor, topped with molasses-chocolate malt sweetness and a roasted character that doesn’t quite meld. Regardless, there’s a good amount of cherry flavor in this stout. Acidic tart up front, followed by a roasted chocolate sweetness, then a dry bitter and slightly astringent finish. After is not harsh and a bit nutty with just a hint of cherry. Not bad.