Braudog (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, but thin visual appeal. Head is firm and holding. Chalky, baking chocolate aroma. Bountiful drink ... rich with full chocolate in the background, a nice cherry pie swirl in the front. Good, good stuff. (#5428, 2/7/2014)
MadRobin (2179) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 6.5 oz. Pour at Carpool in Herndon, VA.
Opaque, near black with a finely creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt with subtle sour cherries and chocolate.
Taste of dark fruit,roasted malt, sour cherries, chocolate, licorice. Sweet, roasty and gently tart.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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AdamT (211) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting caramel head. Heavy malt, chocolate & alcohol on the nose. Chocolate and some dark fruit up front with some smoke & coffee on the finish. I was looking for the sour cherry but didn’t find it. Oily on the palate. Was an okay stout.
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is good with espresso and chocolate, smoky malts, and just a touch of cherry on the finish. Honestly, I barely tasted the cherry until about the 3rd sip but it is indeed there. This one grows on me after a while and is quite enjoyable. I have tried a few mediocre offerings from Blue Point but this is not one of them. Nice beer.
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer. Ok stout. Where is the sour cherry flavor. If I was given this blind folded, no way would have thought sour cherry. It was a good stout , but you could get better .
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Valhalla with Stefan. Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate malt, mild cherry, big vanilla. Taste is chocolate creamy malt, marshmallow.
Westmeister (1910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Not sure that I have liked any cherry imperial stouts that I have had. This one is not an exception. Nose of molasses, roasted malts, touch of cherry juice, dark chocolate. Taste does not show that much sour cherry. More of a sherry/cherry note but not sour per se. Same roast, chocolate, molasses. Just not a big fan of cherry stouts I am starting to learn.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a voluminous off white head. Aroma is complex with roasted malt, dark stone fruit, and cherry. Moderately sweet flavor with a tart short lasting finish. Overall great stout for the winter.
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan head. Aroma is malty with coffee and cocoa notes with a bit of tartness. Taste is extremely smooth and well rounded. There is a slight sourness to it that compliments the the darker flavors.
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keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma has some chocolate and coffee and a hint of cherry. The flavor has the same with the cherry more noticeable. I like the cherry but the base of the beer is a bit weak for an Imperial.