tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a black color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also mild, a touch of cherry, roasted malts. Overall a mediocre beer.
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottled Oct. 2015. Pour is opaque black with a spongy foam on top. Nose is vinegar, tart raspberry and a touch of earthy toffee. Flavors are the same plus some creamy lactic acid and notes of fig, banana, cinnamon, soy and charred wood. Medium body has medium carbonation and a nice funky-sour tilt. I’m sure this wasn’t intended to be a Wild/Sour but as with many of the Atwater brews I’ve had this one appears to be infected. Fortunately I caught it at the incubation stage and it appeared as a fairly tasty Sour Brown. It was complex and drinkable, but had little resemblance to a cherry stout.
SiviS (40) - - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a cherry taste from the start and keeps it going. This is not your traditional stout. No real chocolate taste and bitter sweet. This is a great beer to drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
kipper8588 (32) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light cherry smell with a tart flavor. Beer has a good taste without being bitter, would drink again for sure
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour is obvious from the beginning with scent and the taste follows through. Tart cherries and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Dark color bit clear no haze. Tap
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Das Bier ist schwarz und hat eine schöne beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Kirschen, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack fruchtig, reife Kirschen, dahinter versteckt sich Kaffee und Schokolade, nett!
tillmac62 (513) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 2/15. Pitch black pour. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Very light nose of roast, cherry and a hint of chocolate.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Excellent carbonation with a nice effervescence from the middle on.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, slightly complex and reasonably balanced. It begins with a flood of semi-bitter dark cherry over a subtle roast background. In the middle a tart mild bitterness emerges in a rush of effervescence. The finish begins with a fading bitterness and a very subtle sweet cherry flavor. A slightly tart bitterness lingers.
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of trart cherry and roast/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness and fruit tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited stout style. All around good balance and robustness of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
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 (1487) - 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 (912) - 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.