jb (1942) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint cherry nose. Dark brown, clear, faint orange highlights. Thick head. Nutty, oak, dry palate, a bit fruity and sour. Alright, but I don’t know if I’d get it again, a bit sour/acidic built up on me.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I guessed before I poured that the beer would be translucent. Score! Deep translucent garnet body, medium dissipating to thin tan head. Thin, tart nose, mostly cherry skin, perhaps hints of chocolate. Thin, tart, acidic body, with cherry skin and modest dusty, roasty malt, but drinks more like a generic cherry ale than a cherry stout. It’s as if Atwater bottles equal parts beer and water.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle received from AirForceHops. Poured black as tar. Thick tan head that left solid lacing. Aroma of black cherries. Taste of cherry juice, hint of chocolate and malt. Sweet and medium carbonation. Thin mouth-feel. Tart watery finish. Glad it was given to me as I would not purchase it myself.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a bit of tan head. Aroma is lightly sour with some cherry, bready malt, doesn’t really smell like a stout. Taste starts out with some sour cherry, along with a bit of malt. Dry finish. Kind of confusing.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a clear ruby with a thin tan head, cherries and brown sugar in the aroma, starts and ends sweet with a tart ending. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After I read on the label “Cherry concentrate from state of Michigan” I wasn’t expecting much. Flavor was sweet and tart black cherries, chocolate, and some roast with a thin body and had a dry tart finish. Very mediocre.
strongpieman (1315) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pleasant cherry aroma. Dark red, clear, moderate carbonation. Taste is a little sour with a long finish that is a bit bitter / not very pleasant. Just okay.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours dark brown with a thin off white head and a toy amount of lacing on the way down. Nose brings forward sweet berries.and some backing chocolate. The taste consists of the same two components, although the cherry stands out more here. Feel is a bit strange. Medium body. Drinkability is quite poor, as the monotonous flavors get old in short order.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-12-2010
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from peculier pub. Poured dark and tasted like sour cherries, naturally. Better than expected.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a black color. Tan head. Great aroma of cherry and malts but the taste really disappointed compared to the aroma. Highly carbonated and just not strong for a stout. Blah, won’t try this again.