suprchunk (2092) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Plenty of lacing. Fruity bread aroma. Stone fruit. Taste is a toasted grain and slight sour cherry. Pretty good.
AndyW68 (1033) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is musty and chocolate. Taste is standard stout. Maybe a little light on the chocolate and coffee.
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Great Foamy Brown Head, Great Lacing
S: Dark Roasty Malts, Milk Chocolate
T: Dark Roasted Malts, Light Cherry Syrup, Chocolate
M: Great Carbonation, Full Bodied, Smokey, Dry
Overall, a really good Stout that isnt boozy or overly fruity, nice balanced flavors.
MaroonOrange (128) - - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is dark and sweet. Taste has lots of dark and chocolate malt with a touch of cherry. Nice carbonation and well balanced.
jkwood04 (3792) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, a good amount of sour cherries, and a little dough and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A nice try, but not the best of its style.
bigguns22 (629) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma does little for me flat and earthy. Pour is ok dark with a ok tan head. Flavor is the stand out if you chocolate cover cherry you will like this very much different and pretty cool.
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark color. Thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Slightly tart at first, taste of milk chocolate and cherry. I was expecting something more sour and what I got was a nice Stout with a tartness
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alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of coffee and a lighter amount of tart cherry. Pretty decent, but I wanted this to be a bit bigger in the flavor department.
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville.
Very dark; decent but small head. Decent lacing.
The sour cherries come through in the aroma but this beer is not especially sour. Rather, it has a nice sweet/tart balance. The "sour" refers to the cherries, not the beer, as some other reviewers failed to recognize. The cherry component is a bit more subtle than I’d prefer, being barely detectable in the mouth, and even then emerging as a somewhat generic fruitiness. Hints of chocolate in both the aroma and flavor.
Medium plus body; very smooth
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and cherries. Tastes like a cherry tootsie pop. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.