MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at CB Six, midtown NYC. blackish brown body, ruby-brown edges. thin creamy medium ruddy tan head. aroma of roasted malt, a little nutty, and faint cherry extract. flavor is roasted malt, a bit sour/dry/bitter but not hoppy. not really any cherry flavor at all. nice to have during happy hour with coworker friends, though!
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. A dark black with a smallish head. Tastes like beer with syrup added, and not good beer at that. Blue Point might be the most overrated brewery in the universe.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
i dont know whether they used actual cherries or a cherry extract...but the blend of the stout characteristics with the cherries gave me a strong flavor of cough syrup. i barely want to drink that when im sick, let alone pay for it. i didnt even finish half of the beer.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark black with maroon hue in color. Limited head. Weak, mashed berry, cherry hints in aroma then run rough-shod over by the warm alcohol numbness that assaults the roof of the mouth. A milky, malty flavoring does everntually break through but too late to impress. Tasting leaves me with the impression of three very good things cobbled together in a clunky way.
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black coloured body, fully opaque colour with a thinnish light brown head. Aroma of nice fresh cherries, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt flavours throughout, tucked into a sweet and sour cherry flavour showing more nuts and raisins. Aftertaste has some subtle toffee and vanilla flavours, along with a very light oakyness. Overall, a good beer - I thought it was the best Blue Point beer to date! I sampled this beer on draught at Blind Tiger in New York, New York on 09-December-2007.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Lightly roasty, lightly lactic. No cherry at all in the flavor. Thin and lame, with weak maltiness. Seriously, where are the cherries? Where is the huge body, and rich, refined dark malts? This has nothing going for it at all. Time for a reworking of the recipe I’d say.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at VSK event. Dark pour with a tan head. Oily looking on top. This drinks more like an imperial porter. I don’t really taste any of the cherries, at least no more so than you get dark fruit in some stouts/porters. Dry finish.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 On tap at Halftime. Pours opaque black with thin brown head that dissipated into brown bubbles along the outsides. SImple yet pleasing nose; coffee, sweet chocolates, maraschino cherries. Flavor is of roasted coffees and malts. Some chocolate carries through with a nice tart balance to the bitterness of an Imp. Stout. Unfortunately, the cherries are lost somewhere within this brew but they definitely altered its characteristics. Nice and thick mouth feel with a somewhat drying finish and warm alcohol presence.
(Tried again following day, minor alterations to the rating)
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with good, foamy tan head / Sweet coffee and malt nose / Full, malty body with good finish / Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and roast coffee with faint undertones of cherries / Try again.
NJBeerman013 (1047) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. This stout has a great balance of coffee, cocoa, and cherry flavor. The fruitiness of the cherry is an awesome accent to a full Imp. stout. It has a full, oily mouthfeel that finishes smooth and creamy with a warm alcohol presence.