SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Bockyhorsey’s Bocky Bash on 7-5-08. Pours a deep black with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of wood and cherries with a touch of chocolate and funkiness. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate with a big cherry bourbon finish. Absolutely fantastic. Like a giant dark chocolate covered cherry exploding in your mouth.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Bocky Bash on 7-5-08. This beer had a barnyard along with some barrel wood. Black body with tan head. Good cheey fruit flavor, thick sweet body texture. Smooth on the palate with a aftertaste of cherry wood lingering. Good beer.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at the 7/5/08 Bocky Bash locals tasting and another provided by fiver29. Pours a pitch black with tan head. Nose is funky cheese, maraschino cherries and alcohol. Taste is sour cherries, cheese and chocolate. Smooth, creamy mouth feel. Good brew – thanks John!
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 [ I found this bottle on the shelf ...so I took it... I think it was Davinci’s from xnoxhatex... so thaks guys... hope you don’t mind that I drank it = ). Batch #7777 bottled January of 2007. ] Pours a thinner black with a minimal beige head. Crazy aroma... the cherries really age and mix interestingly with the bourbon barrel. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, black cherries, coffee bean like dryness in the aroma... so unique. I love Bell’s cherry stout... and I love bourbon... man this is good. Sweet tart cherries, bourbon, wood, burnt brown sugar, leather, some soy saltiness, cola, coffee, dark chocolate.... its definitely crass but its good to me. Lighter body than I expected, medium/full with light sparkling carbonation.... ever so slightly syrupy. Really easy drinking too... you could sip it... but I’m having a hard time keeping my glass full.
LinusStick (2818) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious and extremely complex beer courtesy Mr Stitch. Aroma was huge and perfect. Strong bourbon and chocolate with a lot of oak and earth. Pour was also perfect. Near jet black with a nice irredescent amber hue. Taste was huge and full. Strong chocolate, cherry and oak with a strong astringent bitterness in the aftertaste. The cherry flavor is more bitter than sweet which is a plus in my book. Great beer.
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Joey @ South Bay Drugs. A special thanks for making my 1,000 rating a memorable beer. This stout pours as a pitch black liquid with a tanned and delicate film of head. My nose is instantly gratified with the underlying aroma of bourbon and dark malt that smells both sweet and deliciously roasted. Texture is an oily and highly carbonated drink yet smooth and easily drinkable. The flavor is slightly tart yet strongly sweet and ranges in flavor from an undeniable black roast malt, wood barrel, bourbon, coffee and a slight notice of cherry that taste authentic. A real special treat to be had.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft. Pours black. All sorts of stuff going on here, some caramel, rasin, light chocolate. Very dry and clean, the cherry tart at the finish. Very interesting.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Mar) Pours an opaque black body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cherry, caramel, toffee, chocolate, rum, oak, butterscotch, and coffee. Flavor of sweet cherry, vanilla, bourbon, oak, cocoa, and toffee. The finish is interesting as it dries half of the tongue with the oak and then causes the remainder of the tongue to salivate due to the cherry sweetness.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz via Beagle on the Beer Spot. Shared with my gf cyn. Pours a molten black with a nice 1 finger brown head with hints of red. Nose is sweet and malty with big cherry notes. Taste is sweet and malty, and slightly syrupy. The bourbon is there an dso is the cherry, its like cherry bourbon bon bons. A Strange beer indeed.
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 bottle thanks to miketd. black with a thin caramel head. huge vanilla up front with cherry, rum, toffee and a ton of other things. wow that’s good. the first taste is all malts and the the finish is sweet yet not too sweet. as the beer warms the cherries really come out in the finish and make this beer great.