valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first thing I noted was the strong aroma. Although a strong aroma it was very pleasing. It has a sweet, fruity flavor that is mostly cherry.
conway (2024) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark cola color with tan head. Chocolate, cherry and a slightly bitter roasty finish. Well balanced and very tasty.
John25 (1068) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Really awesome. Black coffee stout with tart cherry juice on the finish. Perfectly blended. Big and bold overall.
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emusche (60) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with receding ivory head. Aroma is cherries and malts, but with a heavy yeasty scent that detracts; maybe just a bad bottle? Taste is loads of cherries, malts, a bitter chocolate. Solid.
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BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary snifter glass
From: Palm Springs Liquor in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: June 14, 2015
Consumed: June 19, 2015
Misc.: Born on Nov. 6, 2014
Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark tan, frothy head, that thinned out rather quickly. Light amount of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.50)
First smell was dark chocolate, coffee and roast malts. Second go around was dark cherry, cherry nuts, cherry wood, dark cocoa, chocolate milkshake and toffee. Not as pronounced cherry as I would have thought though. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted a little better than the nose, but not as good as I was hoping. Got dark chocolate, roasty malts, smoky fire, tart black cherries, toffee, caramel, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate milk, fudge, toffee, caramel, faint Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia and dark cranberry. (Taste - 3.88)
Full-to-medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Best part of beer by far. (Feel - 4.50)
I have to say I was disappointed overall. I did like it, just not as much as I thought I would. I’d still have it again. (Overall - 3.88)
3.90 88 B+
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at dina’s. Pours black, nose is fruity, cherry, roasted chocolate, taste is tart, cherry, chocolate.
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th May 2015: in a flight of six at the excellent Brewhouse, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, Black rick body with a tan topping. Malty with sour cherries, just as the brewery claim: interesting and different, I liked it,
paintedmaple (543) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap...haven’t had this in years and I forgot how good this is. Very complex and well balanced with a sweet-tart cherry flavor over roasted malts. Has a fantastic silky bittersweet finish.
Bule (1219) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Tart cherry prominent, with a mild stout in the back ground. Needs a little time to breathe.
Livendadream (155) - New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl 10/08/13 pours an opaque dark dirty motor oil brown color. Huge,thick,dark tan head that vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace on glass. Smells of chocolate,toffee,caramel, toasty grain,a hint of bitter coffee, with some fruity aromas. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate,sour cherries,toffee,and roasted grains. Medium body, lively carbonation,soft yet viscous mouthfeel, smooth tart finish. Ok I did not like this beer at first. As it warmed up and I consumed more it grew on me. This really is a good stout. I wish I had a six pack. I also would have liked to try it fresh. If they used sweet cherries( Washington/Montana) I bet this would be phenomenal!
GriffDaddy (93) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and opaque pour, thin dark tan head with a reddish tinge. Light aroma of coffee, chocolate, and fruit. Aggressively sour taste, light but quite distinct cherry-pruney flavor which is impressively dry. Unsweetened chocolate with faint coffee. Cherry seems natural and particularly unsweetened. Interesting and very unique, I very much enjoyed this beer.