KnutAlbert (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Ginger Man, NYC.
Murky dark brown beer, beige head, fine lacing.
Nice sour cherry palate blends in well with a charcaol stout base.Nice, but not outstanding.
cheap (4486) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now this stuff left an impression on me. $8 for a glass at Mad mex. I didn’t know what to expect here. I was thinking about something sour, what I got was a big strong glass of imperial stout with some manners. Not much aroma but I do sense a cherry in there or two. Initial taste is mostly roasted bitter chocolate, unique and almost enjoyable. Not bad. More personality than a sweet stout, but not much more. Cannot taste any cherry really but if you like the flavor of imp stout, give this a try. Hides the alky content really well, no wonder why the barmaid started to look tittlating at the end of the session. Never would have known this was +9%! I am a little disappointed that it is not cherry flavored but anywho.....A little more personality than a a lager lover would like. Finish is medium linger bitter.
BuckeyeSammy (555) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Head looks alive, like a Guinness. Nice balanced carbonation. Flavor has some coffee, roasted malt, mild darker fruits, cocoa. Struggled to find the sour cherries. Good, well balanced stout.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Rearte on 0/17/2012. The aroma is roasted malts at first, chocolate, ligh cherries. The cherries are there, but in the background. After a minute or so, the aroma of sour cherry, roasted coffee, chocloate come out. The appearance is a very attractive dark brown, with a reddish hue. The flavor is like the aroma: chocolatey, roasty, with a noticeable component of sour cherries. The plate leaves a pleasing sour cherry flavor (this is where the cherries are most noticeable). A little thin on the body for a stout, maybe just slightly thicker than medium. Very inventive, especially for Blue point. Very good stout overall.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5340) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a black color with a touch of purple/red at the edges and almost no head at all. The aroma was sour cherry, a touch of malt and a hint of molasses. The flavor was an intriguing mix of roasty malts and tangy cherry with a malty and sour middle and a long light cherry finish. Very interesting.
LinusStick (2971) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Bocktown. Blah. I wasn’t expecting much and this is right where I was expecting. Aroma was almost nil. Could pick up some slight cherry but not much. Pour was a nice enough deep dark brown with a red hue and a nice 1 finger tan head. Taste was like cherry cough syrup. Not very sour as the name suggests, just a little medicinal with just a hint of roasted malt. Not very carbonated and hard to drink.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma first primarily of charred malt, but a more gentle roasted character and sweetness appears eventually. Flavor quite sweet, but only borderline cherry flavor at best, and certainly nothing sour. Not bad, but unimpressive.
LilBeerDoctor (3514) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, parmesean cheese, faint sweet medicinal cherries, and nuts. A bit heavy with a roasty finish. Not bad, actually, and much tastier than the regular stout.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the brewery on tap I dont know what is going on with this one i do not get any sour cherries just some chocolate and roast this one needs help
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown body with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor are of roasted malt, some dry cherries, a little sweet, some chocolate, and a bit of etoh.