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.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour into a snifter at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Fl. Mostly black in color with a small off-white head. Some mild lacing. The aroma was decent with hints of dark chocolate, roasted malts, very light cherry, and vanilla. The taste was similar. It certainly wasn’t cherry heavy...matter of fact I think I’d like a little more cherry flavor. But overall it was fine. Dark chocolate, hint of cocoa nibs, vanilla, and roasted malts. Dry finish. Medium body for the style. Booze well hidden.
ModeEngage (101) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
http://imgur.com/l3wQSAb - Bomber. Pours opaque brown with tan head that lasts and laces a bit. Smells of vanilla with an astringent note. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of coffee and vanilla. Finishes with a slight stringency. No cherry flavor. Buries its alcohol content quite well.
OPIE788 (213) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black with no head. Smells of toasted malt and burnt sugar. Dry chocolaty ish sweetness but no cherry.
TheBeerGod (4994) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, coffee notes, dark fruit, hints of sour cherry, cherry cough syrup and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate covered sour cherries and roasted malt with coffee notes, burnt caramel, dark fruit and dark chocolate brownies. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Light warmth as well. Ends with more chocolate covered cherries, dark fruit, roasted malt, coffee notes, burnt caramel and smoky wood. Nice!
Luvystypotables (326) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great expectations would be a better name for this beer. It looks great dark chocolate colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma of malt and chocolate with a complex taste that disappoints. The palate is extremely phenolic and chemically acidic with a hint of burnt band aids.
kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head makes up more than 50% of the glass. Like washing machine sis. Great color. Dark Chocolate malted milk balls aroma. The taste is complex, real acidic palate to it. Interesting beer. Mellows as you go.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, full tan frothy head. Dark chocolate roasted malt aroma. Very acidic flavors mixed with a tart roasted chocolate and phenolic malt finish.
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wisdomsolo (251) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a recent tasting. Nothing really at all memorable about this. Don’t recall any sourness at all.
fluffy (1219) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
didnt get much sour, or cherry, and as a stout itself, it was pretty forgettable.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)