dhasmonek (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yummy stout with chocolate notes and sour cherry. Good mouthfeel and not as heavy as it looks.
Ericular (385) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle about a month old. Pours a thick, oily black with a big brown head that fades leaving good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, meaty, with a hint of cherry. Taste is sweet balance of smoky wood and cherry. Increasingly tart into the middle until the cherry is strong, only letting a slight amount of cocoa and char through. Cloying and sticky sweet syrup very briefly, then the acidity eventually fades, letting a light roast back in. Palate thick and sticky, dry with tart. OK for a fruit beer, but I’d rather just have it sans cherry.
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is roasted malts. Dark chocolate. Cocoa. Just a hint of red berry. The taste is a mix of ashy bitterness and very tart cherries. Jammy cherry, fruit compote on the finish. Medium body, smooth. Overall, this grew on me about. Nicely lovely tart fruit flavors.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So happy to see this one back again in 2013. Big black pour with a dark tan head. Cherry and malt in the nose. Big tart cherry in the taste dancing around in a mosh pit of a thick sweet stout. Really nice brew.
woodychevy (152) - - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy cherry. It’s a decent stout that I most likely would have preferred without the cherry. It’s unique, but guess I am a beer purist at heart. Pours dark with thin lacing. Low carbonation, good mouthfeel/ weight to it. I am just thrown off by any sort of fruit in my beer. Points for creativity but not for me.
tectactoe (686) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Bottle: completely black, opaque body with a deep tan head that is slow to form & slow to fall. Aroma is mostly sweet cherry juice with a mild undercurrent of milk chocolate, faint coffee, & light, finishing roast. I think the cherries distract from some of the robustness of the stout. Taste is a quick hit of roasted malt followed immediately by tart cherry juice... not quite sour or puckering, but exceedingly tart for a stout. Slight acidity in the finish with a touch of medicinal notes in the aftertaste. Sweet cherry finish with only a faint hint of dark cocoa & roasty malt. The sharp acidity & slight medicinal flavors can be a little distracting at times... It does get better with warmth, however, as the medicinal flavors fade & the authentic cherry tartness integrates into the stout more effectively.
bnielsen13 (177) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is cherry, toffee, molasses, coffee. Flavor is tart cherry, coffee, toffee malt. Nicely done.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a short, dark head.
Coffee, black cherry aroma.
Chocolate, tart cherry flavor....lactic tartness.
Tasty initially, but the cherry becomes stronger as you go.
At the end you can barely discern any coffee or chocolate...
Just a bit too much.
SpongeRuiner (424) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was a little thin for a stout. Actually doesnt even seem like a stout. Flavor is big on the artificial cherry flavors.
bwa5879 (447) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour with carmel/red hue and deep brown head. Syrpuy cherry flavor with subtle oatmeal roasty smooth malts that block the tartness before it gets out of hand. Brown sugar and sweet, tart berry/cherry in the nose. Syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Not my favorite but a classic nonetheless.