Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one tart beer! Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin dark beige head. Black cherry aroma. Tart cherry flavor is dramatically introduced from the first sip. The flavor becomes more subdued throughout but this is definitely an acquired taste. I will try to get a bottle to age to see if it calms the flavor down at all.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
RE-RATE 27 Nov 2002: Trying a 2yr old bottle (thx hopsrus). What world of difference. Age this stuff!! nice tart cherry chocolate nose. Slightly tart flavor. Poured flat. INITIAL Rating:Dark brown, w/ a very tart cherry flavor. I didnít enjoy this one
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty much opaque, no head at all, aroma is of subdued coffee and slightly fruity (combo reminds me a bit of nyquil without the medicinal edge). decent bitter cherry flavor mixed with the coffee...not as good as iíd hoped.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An alright stout. Not one of Larrys finest though.
The taste of cheeries isnít really present untill this brew warms up a bit.
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark beer with little head. the sweet aroma comes right out, there is also a roasted malt scent and maybe a little vanilla.looks very thick as one pours it in the glass. the tartness stays throughout the taste and at the very finish there is a malty tone that takes over. somewhat dry. not a beer to drink in quantity. maybe a small glass with dessert(split a bottle between two or three).
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black with a small brown head. Roast and vanila aroma. Very sour and tart roasted flavor. Almost wine like.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost opaque liquid with a dark tan small bubbled head. Aroma of vanilla, rasians, anice, sorgum and dark brewers bread. Just a hint of alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate covered cherry pitts. More carbonation than what apears zips across the tongue. sweetness that last throughout the quaff. Coffee and sweet/sour finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, thick. Head is brown around the edges. Nose of espresso. Cherry tart shows up in the taste. Finished on the sweet side then has a sudden bitterness. Good for something different to sip on.
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The stout part is great. Clean, smooth, roasty. However the tart cherry flavro is definitely distinct and not my favorite. Scores high for uniqueness and for being well made, but its just not my favorite. Slightly sour with an acidic, tangy aftertaste but good upfront flavor.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with quickly dissipating medium sized dark brown head. roasted malt taste with sour cherry finish. Not bad, but overall just doesnít work that well together, I think Iíll stick with the other Bellís stouts