emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a one to two finger light tan head. The nose is cherry tart, metallic, off. Similar to the Vanilla Java Porter, something not right about it. Flavor is tart and metallic, mild cherry sweetness, no roast, weak coffee. Palate is tart and metallic.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too sweet. Not enough balance. not as teribble as others ive had but still nothing great. good cherry flavor, but unbalanced overall.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with garnet hues. Thin tan head and a fruity roasted aroma. Dark chocolate and cherry flavor. Finish is slightly of with a dry astringent finish
alexsdad06 (5556) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma was inviting enough with some roast, dark chocolate, and sweet tart cherries. The flavor had mild roasted malts, light coffee, milk chocolate, and well blended cherry flavor. I found this to be drinkable which was a bit of a surprise.
vtafro (3563) - 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 (3026) - 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 (1067) - 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 (4566) - 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.