Heathen (1500) - 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.
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate with faint fruit. Medium mouth with bitter cherry and roast, dark chocolate, decent.
two7offsuit (283) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Flavor is malt, coffee, chocolate with a hint of cherry finish. Not sour.
flemdawg (537) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, and candied cherries no hint of sour. Black body with a thin head of tan bubbles. Bitter coffe flavors along with some subtle chocolate. The cherries that were present were medicinal and not sour at all. A bit of a disappointment.
Cuso (5322) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks. Very dark brown color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, sour cherry in aroma. Chocolate, sour cherries in taste with roasted malt, cherries. Long chocolate finish. Tasty.
Gurthnar (2367) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma strong chocolate, alcohol, rather subtle fruitiness, cherry. Clear very dark colour. Nice brownish head. Cherry fully reveals itself in flavour, along with strong classic chocolatey dark flavours. Light roasted.
MisoW (2013) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, cherries, plums, chocolate. Taste is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, cherries, chocolate.
scotchzombie (385) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a foamy and very leggy tan head. Aroma is coffee malts and a touch of plum. Taste is chocolate, coffee - more bitter malts- plum wine and, of course, a touch of cherry. Slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste. Opens up with some warming. Interesting. Good.
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Deep brown with small tan head. Sour cherries with roasted and chocolate malts. More interesting than good.
obguthr (4223) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Walnut aroma with faint plum. Black, thick tan head. Tree bark, sour plum, some vegetal notes. Medium body. Eh, I don’t like fruited stouts, and this one I particularly didn’t like.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/13/2014. On tap. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, cherries and coffee. Bitter malt flavors, amplified by the cherries, yet with balance. Smooth finish.