scottw86 (1142) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured black with an off-white head. The aroma is not very good. The cherry smell and the chocolate malts do not mix well. Taste is a syrupy sweet grossness. Cherry flavors don’t work well in this. Some chocolate malts and vanilla, but the cherry doesn’t mix. Aftertaste is pretty bad, a slightly sour cherry taste. Points for creativity, but this didn’t work very well.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a black color with a light brown small head. Smells of cherry, alcohol, and malts. Tasty aroma. Taste is very much rich with cherries. Slight bitterness to this beer with some malts mixed in there. Cherry taste is very over powering
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours black with a frothy 4 finger tan head. Aroma of tart cherry. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is tart cherry and some smooth burnt malt. There’s coffee as the cherry goes away. The whole is more tart than anything. It’s certainly interesting. Finally seems to finish a little chocolate cherry.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours very dark with a huge billowing tan head. Way overcarbonated. Some decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and sour, lots of cherries, and some malt (not nearly enough for a stout). Flavor is more tart cherries and not a whole lot more. I get some roasted malt and a little coffee in the finish. If this were pitched to me as a sour ale, I’d be more happy with it. But as a cherry stout? Eh eh. And, God Almighty, they’ve got to tone down the carbonation.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with brewengineer. Awesome near black pour with brown head. Nose is tart verging on sour. But the flavor is fantastic tart cherries and rich milk chocolate and then even more cherry. This is a fantastic cherry stout. the silky smooth body finishes with another lingering tart cherry note.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Half Time (Poughkeepsie, NY). La bouteille a explosé à l’ouverture. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de cerises.Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerises en arrière goût. (Rating #3023)
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour with a big, frothy. lasting tan head. Lots of tart, tannic, dark cherry aroma with hints of chocolate, some mild roastiness, and a slight hard water/mineral note but overall a fairly subdued aroma. Tart, harsh vegetal cherry flavor with minimal roast and chocolate. Somewhat lactic. Thin body with too much carbonation. I thought this was infected but after reading other reviews it seems like they just added way too much cherry juice to this and the yeast got a little carried away.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle to a dark brown with a hint of ruby and a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was tart cherry, with a hint of vinegar. Mouthfeel was thin and acidic, at very first trying to resemble a sour-sweet Flemmish ASour, but never getting there. Taste was more acidic tart than cherry and the finish was vinegary and unpleasant.
Looked forward to this from the name, but was truly disappointed.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome beer thanks to Timbo, you are the man. But April still wins for the Cheesecake! Anyway, pours a deep brown/red color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet cherries, rich toasted malts. The flavor is similar; biscuit, lightly tart and fresh cherries, lightly roasted/toasted malts. A nice incorporation of cherries into a stout. Imperialize this bastard!
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. What is it with this brewery? This is the second bottle from Atwater that I have tried to drink and the second bottle that exploded with foam and then tasted like sour, carbonated liquid badness. From what I tasted this beer has very little body and way too much carbonation. No malts to speak of. I need to give this brewery a fair shake, but right now I’m a little put out.