PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick with almost no head. Aroma is grapes and mostly like wine. Flavor is slightly sour, and continues the "this is really wine" trend. Well balanced and very good.
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Barrel and cherry with malts. Deep jet black with a nice brown head. Wood, cherry and very dry. Boozy, cherry and wood. Oddly medicinal.
PartyFowle (84) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational. Forceful cherry tanginess with a delicate bourbon touch. Very thin and watery, however.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wood, booze, vanilla, cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with syrupy cherry, dark chocolate, wood, light boozy finish. Very good.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of tight bubbled khaki foam. Nose is a bit hot of the bat but settles into a chocolate cake, bourbon soaked cherry pie combination. The palate is smooth and lush. Big roasted cocoa, coconut, sweet cherry pie filling, bourbon heat. Really delicious and well balanced flavors !
JBPortland (932) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours dark rich brown with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruity bourbon, berry, some light oak, roasty rich bitter cocoa. Taste is medium body, fruity bourbon spice cherry cola and rich dusty baker’s chocolate, dark cocoa cake, soft barrel wood. Finish is creamy chocolate truffle cake with layered boozy berry bourbon spice and roasty cocoa. Delicious!
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014,,, Dark black with tan head... Thick mouthfeel... Aroma of cherries, dark malts, vanilla... Chocolate, cherry, vanilla, roasted malts.... Amazing
jmgreenuk (4992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Huge thanks. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin dark tan head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit boozy alcohol, chewy yeast. The flavour is medium sweet with a light crisp acid cherry palate. Light bodied with average carbonation and a bubbly frothy mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (5757) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, overripe dark fruits, cocoa, roast, hairspray, toffee and raisins. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Cherry tartness. A lovely bourbon barrel aged stout.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Bell’s and shared at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of Mon Cheri candies; lots of cherry, booze and chocolate. Flavor is malty and chocolatey with some smoke before a tart cherry finish.