Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mondial 2010. Pours a nice deep rich pitch midnight black with a very dark charcoal brown/gray head. Aroma is oily dark chocolate, toast, anise, nuts, and big fresh chocolate covered cherry with slight cherry juice as it warms. Flavor is chocolate, toast, nuts, caramel sweetness light honey, molasses, dark chocolate, cherry juice is prominent esp in the back of the throat with a slight slickness but overall this was pretty good.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown with a foamy half inch of tan bubbles. Rich roasted malt and a hint of cherry. Sweet roasted malt flavors mingle with mildly sweet cherry juice. Somewhat like eating a dark black forest cake. Seems quite simple, but no real flaws. Thanks jerc.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown pour with hints of red around the rim. Off white head and lace. Cherries chocolate and sour dominate the nose. Coffee, lite cherries and a medium bitter dominate the flavor. A tad foamy and thin. Drinkable with a decent bitter. pretty good beer.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of you guessed it, cherries and chocolate. Actually a nice tart cherry nose. Also getting some caramel and lightly roasted malt character. Flavor of again the cherry meets chocolate mix. The cherry is kind of a tart pit cherry and the chocolate is kind of dark chocolate. Nicely done.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice foamy head with some average retention and no lacing. Aroma of deep cacao with some very subtle non-sweet cherries. Taste is dominated by deep chocolate notes with some very subtle cherries and some nice bitter roasted malt notes at the end. Body is a bit light for the style with some medium carbonation. Interesting but missing a bit of character to take this to the other level.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from HogtownHarry; Nose of dark chocolate; opaque black with a big tan head; falvor of chcolate, light coffee, and faint cherries; body a little light, but the brew is tasty!
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
VEyr good, nice chocolate flavour and cherry features. Dark and heavy but excellent foam with some dark features.
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a thin looking blackish brown body with no head. The aroma is dark chocolate and light cherries. The flavor is cocoa powder and cheap malt. Generic tartness. Flat powdery dry palate.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has chocolate, malt, some coffee and a hint of molasses. Darkest brown, red at the edges, and a small toffee head. Flavour has cherry, subdued roast coffee. Light bodied, with some mild bitter notes. Pretty good. I think I’d like to try this without the cherry.
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle. Dark brown with a smooth tan head. Nose is cocoa and coffee with hints of sweet and tart cherry. Creamy body but not overly thick. Thins out rather quickly with fizzy carb. Taste is chocolate and cherry with a dry espresso finish. Simple but works well.