Ughsmash (7362) - 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 wasn’t 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 wasn’t so good.
mabel (7277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[439-20070725] 355mL (c/o tuqueboy, w/ him, jerc). Super chocolate malt aroma. Clear dark black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Malt flavour is lightly sour or tart with some chocolate and cherry notes. Full body is a little watery. Annoying initial sourness fades nicely.
douglas88 (7244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Matt7215 hooked my up with this beer. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is mostly coffee and light malts. The taste was really quite nice; smooth roasted malts, rich coffee and chocolate, vanilla, and light cherries. A very nice and smooth body, sweet finish. Very enjoyable.
Radek Kliber (6677) - 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 .
blankboy (6578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with an average size light brown frothy head. With a bit more head I would have given it a 5 for appearance. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, roasted malts and, of course, cherry. Smells delightful. Flavour is roasted coffee, chocolate, a touch of cherry and a nice amount of hops. Thankfully it’s all very well balanced and it’s not too sweet. This is a very good stout, kudos to Black Oak.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hogtownharry. Pours muddy brown with a tan head. Smells of light cherries, some sweet malt. Tastes of artificial sweet cherries, some cocoa, some earthiness. T was hoping for some more intensity from the cherries, but this is nice. Some caramel on the finish.
blutt59 (6235) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown color with tan foam, the cherries and chocolate come through pretty well in this , cherry pits on finish
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (341ml) I believe I am indebted to jerc for this one - thank you!. Pours motor-oil dark (good start!), thin, bubbly mocha head, some lacing. Aroma of espresso, burnt malt, dark chocolate, a little hop bitterness and light cherry hovering. Very full-bodied, creamy and oily in the mouth, a metallic tang on the taster, quite bitter, but still that 80% cocoa flavour, coffee, and a vague hint of cherry. Strong - alcohol grabs you on the linger. Apart from that metallic tang, a lovely stout and I’ll beg for more next time around. Wassail!
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of very bitter chocolate with some roasted malt and a bit of cherry. The flavor is bitter cocoa, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head. Dry and roast y body upfront then relaxes with chocolate sweetness, light minerals and a hint of sweet fudge. Cherries are pretty subdued with just a hint of fruit sweetenss and a light drying body. Pretty good.