b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter (shared by brew3crew). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells with a bit of a tart cherry presence too. Decent on the palate. Not bad, but nothing special.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, late 2012 bottling. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, cherry skin, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast, and roasted earthiness. Nice and interesting aromas with good balance of roasted malt notes with a moderate amount of cherry presence. Taste of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, lightly tart cherry, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, coffee, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, cherry, toast, light coffee, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors; with a fair amount of cherry flavor and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit imperial stout. Good balance and complexity of roasted flavors with a fair amount of cherry notes; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black with a thin tan head. Creamy full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: carafa or black patent, sour cherry, and some ale yeast complexity.
Taste: carafa or black patent malt, complex yeast phenols, sour cherries.
Whatís there is nice, but itís too phenolic and lacks depth.
milewide (1322) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine imperial stout! Dark black color with firm body. Dark, roasted malt color , aroma and flavor. But cherries add little flavor.
meast (7) - Milan, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My new favorite beer. Dark, easy to drink. Not to much cherry, but the smell is amazing.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dakís. Pours dark brown with a minimal khaki head. Aroma is some roast, cocoa and cherry. Taste is semi sweet with more fruit. Relatively thin body. Ok.
JPDurden24 (1380) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nearly black pour, small tan head. Roasty beer aroma with a decent profile. Chocolate and then some minor sour cherry flavor. Itís good, but not great.
daafisch (10) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a slight reddish color. Thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Slightly tart at first, taste of dark chocolate and very slight cherry. Cherry flavor tastes artificial. I was expecting something more sour and what I got was a nice Imp Stout with a subtle tartness.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks Jasmine and Kelvin!) deep, near black in color, creamy medium tan colored head with fine bubbles that stick around the edges. Nose is pretty nice, roasted barley, black strap molasses, brown sugar, a kiss of cherry syrup, and perhaps some cream too. Taste is where it falls off for me, rather medicinal with the cherry syrup-like flavors, cough syrup in nature, fruity but artificially so, light roast, pretty sweet, creamy finish and well carbonated. Wish it just wasnít so medicinal. Otherwise, an interesting attempt at a fruited imperial stout.
Metalchopz (2012) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, VT. Pours a real dark brown colour with a decent beige head and a little lace. Nutty and yeast aromas, but not much more. Sweet taste with some light roasted malts and hints of nuts in the finish. Coffee notes lingers in the aftertaste. Written "Sour Cherry Imperial Stout". Do not taste any sourness, nor cherry. Decent Impy Stout for other reasons. Not really accurate on the name of the brew.