manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. On tap at Volo. Poured a fairly solid black with smallish head. Fairly thin to medium mouthfeel. Taste is mild chocolate, cherry and slighty cloying sweetness. Clean finish with a light bitterness. Pretty good.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet lactose, light cherry, roast, maybe a touch of ash. Dark brown color. Taste is roasty, with some light cherry at first and then at the end. Not a lot going on, but nice enough.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chancey Smith’s in London, Ontario, served in a shaker glass. Pours dark black with a tall, dense, frothy tan head. The head fades very slowly and leaves lots of dense lace. The nose has aromas of dark bitter chocolate, dark malt, slight coffee and a hint of cherry. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with notes of chocolate and lots of sour cherry. It is full in body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice sweet stout with a nice cherry accent and chocolate background. 2010-10-22
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An incredibly solid and delicious stout. The cherry elements only really shine through on the nose (especially once the glass is empty for some odd reason), and in the aftertaste (more like the after, after taste). The mouth-feel is awesome, in fact only slightly lighter in body than the John By Imperial Stout IMHO. And ever so drinkable! This stuff just goes down way too easy. It’s basically liquid chocolate with a kick to it.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on May 16, 2008 at "C’est What Restaurant" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark brownish black with a creamy tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and some sugary chocolate. The mouthfeel is creamy, medium-bodied with low carbonation. The flavour is sweet, nutty, and chocolatey with some licorice hints.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle via Homebrew Myst Swap (thanks Rudolf!). A nice black pour with a huge tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasted grains, caramel. Taste starts and ends sweet, with some caramel, cocoa, oats, vanilla, and a little coffee and soy. The cherries are there but a fairly subtle, perhaps a bit too subtle.Hops are not real noticeable. Carbonation is moderately high, body is light.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry for the bottle. Pours near black with a large head. Good retention. Good lacing. Aroma was mostly chocolate with a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet and rich; chocolate and lactose. A bit of cherry, but I was really surprised at how subtle it is. If I weren’t searching for cherries, I’m not sure I would have found them. Mostly sweet with some sour (cherry) taste in there. It’s a fine sweet stout, though.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pitch black with an incredible and uncontrollable head. Aroma is chocolate-fudge cookies, but a bit understated. Tastes like chocolate cookie as well, very milky and creamy with a light cocoa rather than roasted character. No hops for miles. Light sourish aftertaste, the cherries are more apparent as it warms, and then it tastes like black forest cake! Light on the carb, but good and thick like a chocolate milkshake. My opinion of this beer improved as I sipped and as it warmed. A thoughtful inclusion by Jerc in our latest trade.
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice. Pure black sith llingering tan head. Tingling bitter palate. Long lasting bitter roasted flavours with a very slight hint of fruit. Very good.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at BeerBistro. Near black pour with a large rose head. Smokey scent like dark chocolat. Too Dary and too smokey, not all at sweet. My wife loved it, I really wasn’t impressed. I’m not a big fan of fruit beers though.