jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-05-19. Black body with a small tan head is a touch oily. 3++ Aroma is an interesting melange of cherry, alcohol and dark malt, hints at cocoa dark fruit. 7++ Flavour is rich, dark malt core, lightly tangy cherry character lingers, light cocoa. Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ Pretty nice, rich. Just a touch more cherry than my preference. Pairs rather nicely with Mast Brothers Sea Salt chocolate. Bottle shared by pfriesen.
Whatup14 (704) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de wilco. Thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fugace. Arôme de cerise, alcool, malt torréfié, boisé, fumée léger, chocolat noir, cognac subtil. Goût de chocolat noir, malt torréfié, soupçon de cerise noire, alcool, légère acidité, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, huileuse.
Luk_ (99) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown black pour with minimal head. Aroma is straightforward chocolate and cherry. Taste is sweet and bitter chocolate along with cherry tartness. Texture is a little too light for the style. Still enjoyable, but I’m not sure it is a nice blend of flavors.
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chocolate, in body and nose, low carb. Medium body belies the abv, very drinkable.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Cherry fruitiness and acidity bursts from dark chocolate malt flavors in this balanced and creative dessert brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam slowly dips into the darkness.
-Aftertaste is quite roasty and bitter, with lingering cherry tartness.
-Carbonation is a bit low.
-If you like Funky Buddha’s dessert brews, you will like this a lot. And vice versa. ;)
neuromatt (1131) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle at the brewery, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin rim and leaves no lace. The nose has notes of cherry, licorice, molasses, tobacco and roast malts. The flavour is moderately sweet with big cherries, chocolate and molasses, along with slight tobacco, espresso and a touch of oak. The finish is long, with cherries and chocolate. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice cherry imperial stout with chocolate and oaky notes. The cherries are present in just the right proportion and complement nicely. 2014-04-08
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, alcohol, fruits. Taste is of chocolate, alcohol, nuts, good bitterness, fruits. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Not a big fan of this exact style of IS (fruity, european-style). Good, and not bad at all, but this is not awesome stuff to me.
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a small and reviving creamy crame beige head, good retention and nice lacing. red fruits-plenty, berries and cherries, without it being perfumey, roasted and lightly charred malts, bitter chocolate, sweetness, never cloying - molasses and spicy buckwheat honey, cognac-soaked fruits, eau-de-vie, grassy and piney hops. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, lightly citric amd bittering grassy-piney finish. without a doubt, a red fruit-centered ris. tasty, very good and nicely crafted/blended!
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
> Inky dark cherry stout with a dry palate
[ Bottle ][ glouglouburp ][ 500mL ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ Trade ][ 2/28/14 ]
>> Thank you Dany! Inky pour with deep red highlights. Tight coffee foam, spotty lace. Nose is really phenomenal spicy chocolate mousse, baked cherry pie, vanilla, graham cracker. Taste at first was dusty and metallic, but after a few minutes cleans up to dark chocolate and baked black cherry. Palate is quite dry though, not thin at all or lemon acidic. Just quite dry, not really a rich, decadent palate that would suit this beer well.
<!> palate is overly dry
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out cherries, wood, and cocoa. Flavour isn’t as cherry-dominated, with notes of roasted malt, cherries, cocoa, and wood. Wonderfully complex, with the cherries and wood greatly accentuating the base beer. Awesome.