Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from a bottle it is acdark brown stout with a slight disappearing head. The aroma is of chocolate and the taste is bitter chocolate that flows into sour cherries then a roasted coffee flavor which resonates sour on the palate. Interesting. Then a licorice flavor lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (2600) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors start with chocolate, moving to tart cherries and finishing with licorice. Medium bodied, light carbonation, lingering tart finish.
RRistow12 (151) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a nice dark brown head with lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and some cherries. Taste is definite sweet fruit and cherries mixed with a chocolate and roasted malts followed by a pretty intense tartness. Haven't tasted that tartness in a beer before. Overall I'd say it's not one of Bell's best but is drinkable.
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rollinsr (332) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin lace of smooth head, aroma is faint dark chocolate with tart fruits. Flavor is initially smoky chocolate but then quickly turns tart and fruity, smokiness persists. Tart flavor stays on the palate. Very good and unique.
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AHSlowhand (32) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very carbonated... Quickly fleeting tan head, nice dark brown color. Slight roast malts up front followed by some big cherry tartness. I think Iíll have another
BeerKurve (407) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a thin red/brown head. Aroma of cherries, chocolate, roasted barley & malts. Tart cherries upfront with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, floral hops and coffee. Roasty aftertaste. Decent but I didnít really care for this.
Jamesthebrit (177) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A; Sweet with a subtle cherry note. Not really anything else.
A: Pours black. Tan head looks a little dull but not bad.
T: Sweet sweet sweet. Tart. Sweet and tart. Finish has a little roastiness. Seems a little unbalanced. A little cherry note.
P: Sweet sweet sweet and tart. Decently smooth but the sharpness of the sweet tart cuts through.
Overall itíís unique, but seems a bit unbalanced. A more subtle sweetness would be better I think.
Hawk1981 (1) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Exceptional sweet aroma of roasted coffee followed by cherries. Opaque brown with nice glass lacing. Unfortunately the favorable taste characteristics are overwhelmed by the tartness of the cherry. I do not believe this favorably mixed in the proportions used.
edwardbass (397) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle. It looks like a stout. It largely has the aroma of a stout. But, it tastes like a stout where the stout flavor is overpowered by cherry juice. Mind you, I like cherry juice, so Iím not complaining - itís from Michigan after all. Itís an enjoyable change-of-pace, but itís definitely not a regular beer for me.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cherries and light roast coffee. Pours a deep red black color with a very small light brown head. Taste is of extreme cherry and chocolate. After taste is very cherry. Overall its exactly what it says it is but could have made the cherry more subtle.