cblado (240) - 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.
alliance100 (667) - 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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lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light black color and smells like cherries roasted malt and farts. Taste is cherry and stout like. Not great. Tart and boring.
NeoHippie2 (991) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of slight cherries and watery malts. Flavor is way too thin! It’s like a watery stout with cherries. The flavors that are there are good this beer just needs to be so much bigger than it is currently.
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Dan’s on February 21. I don’t know where to even start on this. The pour is incredibly thin, almost like cola, and there is a light light tan head that fades down quickly, leaving almost no lace. The aroma is a little malty maybe, with some cherry in it. The flavor is also thin, and the cherry is just there in a light passing. The mouth feel is extraordinarily watery, and I just have a hard time passing this as a stout.
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours Coca-cola amber with a slight beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sour cherry, cereal. Tastes like drinking a flat Guinness with cherry gummies in your mouth. On second thought, it’s not that good.
jonas (5638) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at tap house Munich. Light roast and fruity nose. Black, big brown, slightly reddish head. Light chocolate roast under cherries. Falls flat after that, no chewy follow through , no dry spiciness. Ok chocolate cherries in the aftertaste.
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with tan frothy slightly lacing head. Aroma is faintly roasted with hints of chocolate and a bit of cherry. The body is quite weak, moderately sweet, with an oily finish and no tartness at the finish. Other cherry stouts are definitely better
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. No head. Light roast aroma but I couldn’t pick up the cherry in the aroma. Bland cherry flavor.
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and some cherry with a bit of roast. Average on the palate. Not bad.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is pretty meh: some roasted malts, but mostly just a really generic "beer" scent. No signs of a cherry scent. There is some cherry in the taste, but it’s weird and not particularly enjoyable. And the after taste is bitter and astringent without being good. On top of that, It is a very thin beer, especially for a stout.