cblado (263) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ok, I’m 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 bottle’s 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. I’m going to go clean my carpet.
Evelet01 (1) - Grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a cherry smell to it. Very light for a stout beer. Has a tart taste to it.
degbert (1267) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours and looks all the world like a cola float; brown with red highlights, high creamy head, sticky on the side of the glass, the whole nine yards. All it needs is a maraschino cherry and a straw. Nose is light, but what there is is coffee, chocolate, and cherry. On the tongue, there’s some coffee, some faint chocolate, and a lot of unsweetened cherry juice. The cherry’s good, there’s just not much complexity, depth, or weight behind the stout -- so it ends up really out of balance. It’s a shame, because they got the cherry part right. It’s not at all candied or fake. Finish stays in the cherry zone. Disappointing, mostly because it could have been a lot more.
CelticBrew (905) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours from tap a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma has some qualities of a pilsener, a grassy, malty aroma. Also a faint hint of cherries. Flavour was of cherries, yogurt, sour, and vinegar. Mouth fell carbonated with a tart finish. Ordinary, I guess.
fakebeersnob (206) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I didn’t really get much of a distinct smell. If I was blindfolded and told to guess what I smelled it would be "a beer". Pours a dark brown with a light tan head that leaves more than a lacing throughout. A tart cherry dominates. Maybe at the end there is a mild malt taste. Slight chocolate? Hard to tell as the tartness overpowers everything. Very thin. Drinkable, but very forgettable.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The pour seems nice, dark with a thin off white head. The only aroma I detect is a hint of coffee. The taste is interesting, rapidly moving from a fizzy malt that moves to cherry really quick, getting more and more tart cherry as you swallow. A bit odd, but I like it.
meg0211 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
If I could’ve given less than 1 star I would’ve. Absolutely horrible. I love stouts and cherry beers. This is NOT a stout. Pours thin. Bitter, bitter, not-even-cherry flavor. Horrible waste of money. Huge disappointment.
legion242 (2306) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a black colour with a lively head, but small nose. In the mouth, it is very thin with cherry on the forefront, but not in a good way, it over powers just a bit.
gripweed57 (844) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent reddish brown color. Small creamy beige head. Light roasted malt nose is faint. Tart cherry flavor is dominant. Some roasted malt. Not very stout like. Some roastiness and cocoa notes. Light bodied and disappointing. Lacks complexity and depth. Mostly tart and thin.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Julie says that there should be chocolate flavor cherries its not bitter and is smooth but is a little tart
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alliance100 (883) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Atwater in the Park - pours a dark brown . Faint cherry and roast on the nose. Taste is a lot of tart cherry . Kind of thin , ok .
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