Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Not all that great. The cherry just seemed artificial and sweet. Wasn’t really getting the sour at first. Hid the alcohol fairly well. It became more and more sour as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that looked nearly opaque black in the glass with barely any, light brown head that fully lasted and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted malt; hints of chocolate ad coffee; slightly soured cherry; regular cherries; and a hint of vinegar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and sour, and slightly acidic and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly acidic, biter and sour with a fairly long duration. There was chocolate syrup, coffee, cherry slightly sour cherry, roasted malt and cough syrup. The medium to full body was sort of creamy and dry with fairly soft carbonation and a moderately astringent finish.
joshwoodward (414) - - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass on tap as part of a sampler at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Definitely not much sour or cherry, but this is delicious and decadant.
suprchunk (1799) - 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 (706) - 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 (1472) - 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 (81) - - 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 (2932) - 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 (528) - 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 (244) - 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 (3824) - 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 (1018) - 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