thunderhops (220) - Vermont, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with very little head. Aroma is light, malts, cherry, alcohol. Taste is sweet tart cherry, light chocolate, some sourness. Body is on the light side of medium, some lively carbonation. With sweet and sour dry finish.
PumpkinBurger (45) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost black pour with a thick beige head.. Aromas of chocolate, and some fruit. Got absolutely nothing sour on the tongue... In fact was very sweet, but not necessarily from any cherry flavor, def some type of sweet fruitiness though. Medium body, some lacing, really nice sweet aftertaste that lingered. Was even thirst-quenching to a point which I donít think Iíve ever said about a stout before.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Hunger Mountain CO-OP. vintage is 2013. Snifter shows the typical black color with thin beige head. Really nice aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and a underlying cherry note. What is really odd is the cherry isnít found anywhere in the flavor. The other flavors are chocolate, dark fruit and molasses. Yet where is the cherry?? The texture is oily with carbonation giving a slightly creamy feel on the tongue. Itís not a bad stout at all, I was just wanting to taste the cherry. Perhaps some batches are better then others??
adamjackson (1317) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Not intensively thick on the pour. Nose is light cherry, barley and tangy oak. Chocolate is very present. Cocoa and ripe cherries. Iím not getting a lot of sour. Maybe some grape skin. I get a lot of cedar and copper pennies. Itís decent. Not insanely memorable.
DrSilverworm (2970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared by brew3crew. Mostly clear brown color. Thin brown head. Dots of lace. Black cherry, light smoke, hint of coffee in the nose. Smooth, soft lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Taste is moderate bitter, light sweet, light tart. Alright imperial stout... Doesnít really work that great for me
b3shine (2465) - 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 (1539) - 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 (1350) - 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 (1219) - 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 (2033) - 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.