Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 On tap in Detroit, MI
The second beer I ordered was a much better draft. A standard imperial stout with a dash of sour cherries tasted almost like a blend of Belgian Red and Old Rasputin. If you can’t get it locally you can come close with a custom blend.
Aroma / Appearance - Creamy black ink sits idly in the glass. An ivory white head is a nice decoration with an edge the color of newspaper scraps. Malt, cherry bits, coffee, ash, and anise over a bed of plums create a dark fruity profile.
Flavor / Palate - Ash, Bing cherries, and ripe plums set a positive tone. A transition of anise carries the creamy mouthfeel towards a robust finish. Other than a slight burst of green apples this is an excellent imperial stout. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try something different.
Shag (2716) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish black with a tan head. Aroma contains some chocolate, caramel, and cherries. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, cherries, and some raisins. A mild sour finish with little evidence of booze. Overall a good imperial stout.
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with a thin cream-colored head. Aroma of sour cherry, roasted malt, and hint of coffee. Sour cherry flavor with some vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Very nice beer.
DWestrick (501) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. really liked this concoction - the cherry paired amazingly with the imperial stout style. I savored every taste. Killer beer
Atomic112 (1) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The cherry is overwhelming. This destroys the overall character of the stout.
Fritz123 (1417) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour into a snifter at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Fl. Mostly black in color with a small off-white head. Some mild lacing. The aroma was decent with hints of dark chocolate, roasted malts, very light cherry, and vanilla. The taste was similar. It certainly wasn’t cherry heavy...matter of fact I think I’d like a little more cherry flavor. But overall it was fine. Dark chocolate, hint of cocoa nibs, vanilla, and roasted malts. Dry finish. Medium body for the style. Booze well hidden.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
http://imgur.com/l3wQSAb - Bomber. Pours opaque brown with tan head that lasts and laces a bit. Smells of vanilla with an astringent note. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of coffee and vanilla. Finishes with a slight stringency. No cherry flavor. Buries its alcohol content quite well.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black with no head. Smells of toasted malt and burnt sugar. Dry chocolaty ish sweetness but no cherry.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, coffee notes, dark fruit, hints of sour cherry, cherry cough syrup and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate covered sour cherries and roasted malt with coffee notes, burnt caramel, dark fruit and dark chocolate brownies. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Light warmth as well. Ends with more chocolate covered cherries, dark fruit, roasted malt, coffee notes, burnt caramel and smoky wood. Nice!
Luvystypotables (1179) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great expectations would be a better name for this beer. It looks great dark chocolate colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma of malt and chocolate with a complex taste that disappoints. The palate is extremely phenolic and chemically acidic with a hint of burnt band aids.