KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a deep black with a medium brown creamy head that was mostly lasting and had fair lacing. The aroma was mild of roasted malts, a sweet yeast and strong notes of cherries and dark chocolate. It tasted mildly sweet with a strong cherry flavor at first and ended with a sweet-tart cherry flavor that had a hint of chocolate with the taste of cherries lingering on you taste buds for only a short while. Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet watery in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a tasty stout, a nice change from the norm.
hackobock (3219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 28, 2015. Bottled December 2, 2011. Tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is sweet cherries, toffee, milk chocolate, hints of prunes and sherry. Taste is light to medium sweet toffee and berries, slight tartness from the cherries and a touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish with roasted and tart notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
hirigalzkar (2791) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice mix of sweet chocolaty notes and sour, fruity cherry notes. Good with desserts or by its own.
Kleg (31) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black pour with a large thick mocha head and decent retention. Fair lacing. Dark chocolate and dark cherry licorice flavor. Not as sweet or as creamy as i expected. Decent but disappointing. 7.0 ABV is undetectable.
RickTheRick (892) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une mousse à peine visible se dissout aussi rapidement qu’elle s’est formée. La bière est d’un noir sans équivoque qui me rappelle la première fois que j’ai vu le film Jurassic Park. Il pleut tout le temps et il fait toujours noir dans c’te film-là. Ça gosse. En tout cas...
Des élans discrets de tabac frais viennent s’appuyer sur des arômes enivrants de chocolat au lait truffé de cerises sucrées, comme les intemporels Cherry Blossom.
Une très fine carbonatation contribue à la sensation d’onctuosité à chaque gorgée. La cerise s’exprime de façon plus définie en bouche et procure une acidité fruitée qui augmente considérablement la buvabilité de la bière. Aucunement artificielle et totalement bonne, le combo "chocolat et cerise" n’aura jamais été aussi succulent.
tmoreau (3527) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a black/brown hue with some ruby highlighting, a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam that also showed a hint of reddish tinge & good persistence, with ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was malty, roasted, cocoa, and cherry. Better than medium bodied, the carbonation was low, but possessed enough fizz to elevate the flavor, the taste was similar notes to the aroma’s, tart, slightly woody, cherry that was not overpowering, too sweet, or dessert-like, with a touch of dryness to the finish. Tasty & balanced.
Ed5388 (3065) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle much thanks to beerman6686! Pours black with a small creamy dark copper head of foam. Aroma of dark chocolate covered cherries, tobacco, coffee, cough syrup, and vanilla. Taste of black malts, dark chocolate, black cherry, tobacco, coffee beans, earth, and caramel. Complex, rich, and delicious!
jsporrer (527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Light Aroma of tart cherries. Starts out with a slightly tart and tangy cherry flavor. Also has hints of dark chocolate and a woody earthy flavor. The tartness disappears rather quickly but it still tastes good. A little thin for a stout but still pretty enjoyable.
zvsn (1503) - ISRAEL - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Pours brown black with a brownish head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, cherries and chocolate. Sweet-sour flavors, roasted malt, coffee, berries, cherries and chocolate flavors. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth mouthfeel.
rayaron (1272) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Opaque black with brown head. Aroma of cherry praline and coffee. Sweetish-sour flavor with notes of cherry praline, roasted malt, lots of chocolate, lingering sourness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.
Malin_aiisa (700) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the gingerman in NYC
Dark brown black off white head
Aroma of dust, coffee
Messy taste, smoke cherry, sour coffee.