argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head that mostly disappears atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some cherry, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some milk chocolate, vegetal, light roast. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 Bottle purchased in South Carolina. Pours a brown black with a beige head that quickly fades. Cherry fruits some sweetness and chocolate roasted malts in the nose. Tart cherries sweet chocolate malts that go together well enough. A little sweet and a little tart. But decent and goes really well with my bean soup with orange juice and peppers.
AndyReynolds (807) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong with cherries, and thick like syrup. one of the better cherry stouts i have had, the thickness was the only downside to it.
allfreej (549) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Clear dark brown pour, tan head. Nose is malt and cherry cordial candies. Flavor is roasty malt, and bitter cherry (too heavy on the pits?). Astringent finish. Pass this one by and find some Bellís.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little heavy on the cherry part of the equation and lighter on the stout part, but I kinda liked it anyway. Black with areddish hue and a loose foamy white head. Aroma and flavor both crisp, tart cherry and only a hint of chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly thin bodied, as well, Kind of unorthodox, but I liked it.
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy light brown head. A good bit of visible carbonation. Pretty light nose, just a little roasted malt and a touch of sour cherry. There really isnít much cherry flavor either, if I didnít know that there was a little sour cherry in here, I might have guessed that it as infected even. It does have a certain chocolate covered cherry finish that is a little endearing though. Medium bodied, a little clingy, with moderate fizzy carbonation. OK, but kinda pedestrian, even for a Fruit Beer.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a big beige head. Vegetal aroma with dark cherry tartness and some malt. Malty flavor with hints of coffee and a cherry finish. Not awful, but I didnít care much for the vegetal nose and would have preferred a more robust stout base and real cherries instead of concentrate.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured with the obvious black hue, but a mere whisper of a head. Canít say Iím a fan of the aroma on this one -- almost dirty socky. But this delivers a pleasant enough drink, with a sweet twist on an ashy dark fruit base. (#3698, 10/18/2009)
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a semi-transparent dark mahogany with a small frothy light tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts and semi-sweet and tart black cherries. Starts with some fizzy effervescence and mild dark caramel sweetness with some light cherry flavor and tartness. Finishes pretty smooth and sweet tart. Could use some more body and balance, but a decent attempt at a difficult style.
cblado (228) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ok, Iím going to rate this very low, but in this case, it seems warranted. Some recent reviews have talked about how fizzy this beer is, and indeed, one of my previous experiences with it was very fizzy. However, in the fullness of time, I seem to have forgotten this flaw, and now find myself sitting in the middle of my bedroom, with half a bottleís worth of beer foam on my floor and possessions. The fact that this is a sub-par brew only adds insult to injury. F*ck you, Atwater Block Brewery. Iím going to go clean my carpet.