walleye (1066) - 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.
Butters (3725) - 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.
nuplastikk (4268) - 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.
douglas88 (5787) - 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!
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a golden tint, tan head. Aroma of roasted cherries. Sweet cherry taste, with a slight bitter malty finish. Pretty good stuff.
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.
Suttree (5013) - 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.
BeautyandBeast (10) - - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beast: Was not his cup of tea
Beauty: The flavor wasn’t overwhelmingly cherry and the taste got better as it warmed up and got around room temperature. The head was a light pink almost white and it was overall really tasty.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Not as bad as some of the other reviews would suggest, but not great either. The cherry was a little artificial smelling and tasting and it drowned out most of the stout qualities in the flavor at first. The stout flavors came out a little more as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark red that was basically black in the glass until held to a light, where ruby shines through. It also had a large, tan head that mostly, but slowly diminished, keeping a decent sheet that left excellent lacing. The aroma had light to moderate roasted malt; hints of coffee and chocolate at first and then more; and cherry. But mostly cherry in both sweet and tar forms. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and lightly tart; while the finish was moderately sweet and light to moderately sour and slightly bitter. There was caramel, cherry (both sweet and tart) some light coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. The medium body was a bit syrupy, but also fairly slick and then a little dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a lightly astringent and slightly chalky finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark red-brown color with a very large dark brown head. The aroma was sweet malts with tart cherry, apple and pineapple. The flavor was tart, bitter, sour, malty and had a light cherry and toasty presence. The finish was malty sour cherry and lingered for a long time. The body was rather thin. Interesting.