50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Randall. Chocolatey bouquet. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malts, cherries, and mild bourbon. Average body good mouthfeel.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Bottle from 2007. Pour is black with almost no head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, vanilla, and wood chips. Finish is mildly sweet with the bourbon coming through more.
biggsbowler (384) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours dark brown with a light tan head. Nice cherry notes in the nose with some chocolate, oak, and bourbon. The taste is balanced between cherry and chocolate. It warms up nicely.
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black like oil with tan head. Sour cherries on the nose; follows onto the palate. Fairly one dimensional.
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle I traded FFF Rue D Floyd for. Lost that trade. Poured black with thinning dark tan head. Decent cherry in the aroma backed by bourbon heat. Med light carb med bod. Charred light cherry taste with ok bourbon. Not that good.
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured at FWIBF. Pours a deep brown to black with tan/brown head. Aroma of coffee and cherry liquor. Taste is vanilla, oak, cherry candy and some maple syrup. Much thicker than the ABV.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet. A bit of bourbon remains years later, but the cherry component is still prominent. Has aged pretty nicely, but not to the level of Expedition or Black Note.
freeofthoughts (668) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 batch on tap. Pours dense black with red in the thin parts and tan fizz. The aroma is sweet cherry and toasted malts with a strong hinting of oak. The flavor is rich stout with a mild cherry that is balancing tart and sweet with moderate barrel, more oak than bourbon. Mostly dry finish that aids the cherry tart but still would like it to be more tart. Lightly wine like finish, gets progressively better with warmth, very good beer.
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. First one of the day. A heavy deep cherry note. Really creamy. A solid beer.
tectactoe (2346) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 Tap: Nearly black with only a very thin outline of ruby and dark brown. Espresso colored head shows excellent staying power and clings to the glass nicely. Aroma is rich, sweet cherry juice meets bourbon-soaked oak chips. Lots of cherry, bourbon, roasted malt, mild vanilla. Sweet, faintly tart, a little syrupy, and very decadent. The taste includes plenty of sweet cherry juice over a background of warming bourbon, oak, and light tannins. Some prunes come alongside the cherries with a very light tartness. Vanilla, oak, dark cocoa, and some molasses come to play as well. Never gets too sweet, too tart, or too hot. Good barrel and fruit meshing with the stout flavors... Awesome brew.