green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cellar Temp. Aromas are a swampy burnt malt. Flavors explode. No cloying medicinal cherry here. Much like a dark chocolate covered cherry. The flavor profile is complex and expansive.Lovely silky milkshake mouthfeel. Tart on the finish. I havenít said this in 15 years: Totally awesome.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head pours with a tint of red, what little there is of said head. Aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is reminiscent a very old and stale barleywine. The cherry slightly appears in the tart finish, but otherwise plays wallflower. Thanks to robertsreality for this one!
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOTTLE: Pours very dark with a carmel color head. Little lacing. Fantastic chocolate moca smell. Coffee with a fresh tart cherry finish
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing. This is the perfect blend of cherry, coffee, and dark chocolate flavor The aroma is also simply amazing. I never really liked Stouts, but this one takes the prize
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good fruit beer, pours dark with slight amber tones. Somewhat acidic, smooth cherry presence, maybe chocoalte and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel and finishes the same.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too sweet and too acidic, cherry flavor comes through way to much, typical of most fruit beers I have tried.
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bells. Small tan head that quickly dissipated, sparse lacing, fine sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a dark brown hue. The aroma was malty, coffee and cherries. The flavor was sweet, acidic, tart, tangy, cherries, mild coffee, and a little chocolate. Palate was smooth. Light-medium body.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 pours black with not much head. flavour is sour cherries. too much cherry for me. tough to finnish
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head that stays. Aroma is of roast malt, coffee, and a mix of tart and sweet cherries. Flavor is a mix of tart and sweet cherries up front, roast malt, mild coffee, and a slight chocolate. Nice rich beer.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beerhandy for this!! poured black with a redish brown head. Aroma is a sweet roasted malt with a hint of cherry. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavor with a cherry finish. The cherries donít overpower this. I usually donít care for fruit beers too much but this one is well done.