asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 10/08/13. Poured from bottle into 16 oz tulip. Cherry is present but not cloying.
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a thin deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, touch of cherry juice sweetness. Flavor brings out much more the cherry character, slightly tangy and tart. A decent beer, but no real desire to have it again. Would love to try the BA version though!
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Would have thou i wouldnt like this but the cheries provided a bit more tartness then i was expecting. Nice malt and bite. Good balance.
DKing2706 (16) - - JAN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Jet black in color with a quarter inch head that disappears quickly to a small ring.
Little aroma, some toasty chocolate notes very little cherry aroma if any.
Excellent flavor that starts off sweet and tart, and ends with a roasted flavor and chocolate. Slight bitter aftertaste really makes for an enjoyable beer.
bottles (18) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate covered tart cherries. Very complex between the chocolate covered cherries and smooth toastiness of a stout. Medium full on the palate. Great by itself and would be good with chocolate cake. Highly recommended.
Beardaxe (293) - - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into teku. Did not realize at first that this was made with tart cherries instead of sweet. Flavor stars off strong right away with sour cherry with almost no sweetness. Base stout is pretty thin and unassuming to allow the cherry, which is not really overt, to have the spotlight. Light, easy to drink, and a bit one note.
DeesterOSU (6) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tasted the cherry right away. The aroma was light to me. The appearance was dark as expected for a stout. Not super remarkable but not bad flavor.
ColovianTrader (417) - - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tart cherries up front, blended with creamy dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt grains. Bitterness balanced with a sweet, almost cola aftertaste.
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet with a slight roasted note. Flavor is tart with flavors of sour cherry, dark chocolate. Hits all all levels of taste buds on the tongue. Very different than what i expected. Nice.
floydslip (246) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown beer with a late forming thin beige head. Rich nose of unsweetened cocoa, coffee, and sour cherry. Flavor follows the aroma with a burst of cherry bolstered by the bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. The sourness of the fruit plays off the roasted grain like a puree on a chocolate cake. However, all of the flavor is up front with little in the way of finish. Still, a good beer.