Dickinsonbeer (5077) - 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.
neuromatt (1168) - 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
jyoungsbcp (6) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with a swirl of dark red mixed in. Lighter tan head, not overly fluffy, but nice lacing. Aromas cherries and chocolate with some nice roastiness. Flavor of cherry and chocolate as expected. Thin mouthfeel.
GRM (3018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2010; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, chocolate malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, light cherry; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, cherry, finale in chocolate with presence of cherry, not much carbonation, light acridness, medium body, lightly oily texture; overall: nice surprise
Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 3 juin 2010; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, malt chocolat, cacao, vanille, café, léger cerise; bouche : malt torréfié, malt chocolat, cacao, vanille, café, léger cerise, finale en chocolat avec présence de cerise, peu carbonatée, légère âcreté, corps moyen, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : belle surprise
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.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at volo, pours a nice black. the taste is very nice, double doesnt really fit the body is fairly thin, the taste has no cherries that I notice. the beer is decent overall
Listigovers (315) - 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.
Ferris (4472) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Cocoa powder. Muddy brown with with a thin brown head. Roasted malts with a bit of sourness and cocoa. Light body and a surprisingly sessionable. Great beer at this age.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely brown, with orange hints at the edges. Aroma is pure chocolate, with little cherry aroma evident. Mouthfeel is nice, but could use just a little more body. Flavour is well balanced with cherries in the background. A tough beer to brew, as fruit, esp. cherries are a delicate balancing act. Nicely done.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Winking Judge. For some reason I was expecting the worst from this one but it very pleasantly surprised me. Nice rich roasted malt/chocolate aroma with a hint of cherry. Instead of the medicinal cherry I was expecting, I got a full earthy chocolately stout with a hint of cherry... and good cherry at that. Medium body with a clean finish that leaves just a little cherry and chocolate on the tongue to savour till your next sip. Cheers!