madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1st April 2010
Opaque black beer. Nose of chocolate and wood. Light palate. Dark malt. Wood comes through loud and clear. Light unsweet chocolate with fairly subtle but sour cherry. Finishes dry. The name sounds promising, the beer is a bit of a let down. Okay but nothing special.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colour. Chocolatey nose with hints of nuts. The flavour is a bit thin but actually has a nice balance of cherry accents and chocolate syrupy character.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry, and light ash. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, some dark fruit, caramel, and cherry.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
341ml bottle-pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt/oat-chocolate, dark fruit-cherry, acidic. Taste is thin dark malt/oat-chocolate, dark fruit-cherry, acidic, seltzery. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick creamy moka head. A very pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate and cherry blossom. In mouth, a nice light roasted coffee with bitter chocolate, light to medium bodied, well balanced. On tap at Cíest What, March 21, 2009.
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This fresh LCBO bottle is courtesy of Pootz. Pours black, with some chocolate and cherry aroma. A chocolately smoothd rinking stout, with one flaw of burnt edges. A minority of geeks will really like that, but most people while really liking the chocolate will be repelled by the burned tar characteristic,
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cíest What. Deep black pour topped by a tight creamy head. The aroma is lovely. Rich cocoa, dark chocolate and light roast. Similar palate with just a touch of tartness that I can only assume is from the cherry. Not a whole lot of fruitiness or real cherry flavour. Itís nice, but I donít think Iíd peg it as a fruit- flavoured beer.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 July 2007. Bottle, 2007 vintage. Black body with a small tan head (3+). Sweet-tart cherries in the aroma are paired with chocolate notes that are of moderate magnitude, but are dark and rich. Sweet chocolaty malt in the flavour is accent by sweet cherry that is just a bit tart. Average to medium palate. Enjoyed this more than previous samples. Quite pleasant. 7-7+/3+/7+/3+/15? - 3.5-3.7
<P>April 2005. Draft. Black brown tinged body with a small mocha head. Slightly muted aroma of mild roast a light notes of cherry. Flavour is pleasantly mild roast and malt, with the cherry making brief appearances throughout, lingering just a touch longer Slight touch of something I canít quite place, akin to chocolate or cocoa perhaps is a touch distracting. Enjoyable. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to HogTownHarry! Poured black with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up tart cherry skins on top of darker chocolates with some flaked oats.. nice blend of components. The flavor wasnít as good.. tart, artificially-sweetened cherries hit the tip of the tongue.. dark chocolates, cocoa, and oats at the core, but seemed to lack substance.. sour cherry juice above all else, with some dry oxidized notes at the end. This just wasnít so good.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 On tap @ Volo, Toronto
2007 Version , fresh cask. Pours brown with good top.
Felt much richer than old 06 version . Plenty of chocolate, roasted malts less so cherry.
Old: Sweet brown malts dominate this scene, hint of euro continental hops behind.
Full , matured dark ale. Good , full bodied . For Starbucks lovers think of Raspberry Mocha but with cherry accents. Great improvement vs. batch one. Good brew.
Clean slightly vinous . Pleasant, neat woody bitter touches. Late fruit finish. Brewmasters excellence and detail oriented techniques are well shown. Almost perfect as dunkel goes just a bit boring / mainstream .