mrjaxson (483) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherries are present throughout, jousting in a slightly medicinal way with chocolate in the aroma and taking over the sour, smoky finish. Beautiful to look at, with mounds of burgundy-red foam that calmly subsides. This was a fresh bottle, consumed about two months after the bottling date in November 2015.
MarcoDL (3984) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of PotjeBier. Aroma of roasted malt, mild cherry and sweet chocolate. Taste has mild smooth cherry, choco, mild roast and some subtle tart that could be from the cherry core. Nice one.
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Potjebier, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of lots of roast, dark bread, some coffee and dark chocolate, not much cherry, maybe some cherry pits. In taste roasty bitterness, dark bread, coffee. Bit dry. Slight fruity cherry. I expected a bit more cherry, got lots of roast in return. Tasty though.
PotjeBier (2661) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle @ home, shared with MarcodL, borresteijn & caesar. Black color. Brown head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: heavy roast, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Retronasal it’s sourish, roasted, sour cherries. Flavor is moderate sweet, some cherry, roast, hint of sourness. Medium bodied. Finishes slightly dry. cherry-ish. Quite unconventional.
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 35cl bottle, thanks for tonight’s beers Potje! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of soy sauce, coffee, chocolate, hint of cherry. Flavour of cherry syrup, soy sauce, chocolate, pumpernickel, roasted malts, bitter finish with a hint of cherry tartness. Light to medium bodied.
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dated 10/8/13 dark ruby chocolate color. Aromas is cherry fig and dark chocolate. Taste is thin minimal off flavor has been sitting too long. Can only imagine what it like fresh.
WillRunForBeer (2253) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated 10/8/13. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and a beige head. Aroma is oak, chocolate, cherry. This s is too old. It’s thin, but the flavors of chocolate and cherry are still there. I know the s could be better, but it’s not bad. Someone please send me a freshy so I can rerate.
Tstamba (727) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to a pint. Red tinged dark pour with tan head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate... Similar flavor profile with tart cherry finish... Would love to try BBA versions.
J_man (920) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Charred and smoked wood aromas from a crystal clear but nearly opaque black/ruby body with a tan head. The charred malt taste comes through with a slightly sour taste that evolves into a sweeter cherry flavor. This becomes more evident and tasty as the beer warms (the sourness is harsh if it’s too cold). The effect starts to taste like prune juice. The body here is thin and doesn’t support the flavors like a richer stout would. A very light dark chocolate flavor would make this much better if it was more pronounced. I got this from what I assume is the previous season release, so maybe a more current version would be better. Not bad, just not quite what I expected.
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a nice chocolate head. Aroma is cherry, molasses, plums, figs, chocolate. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of cherry tartness on the finish. Taste is chocolate, cherries, plum, fig. Yum.