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.
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hate to give in bev such a good rating but this one is great, nice coffe stout thing going on and excellent cherry flavor and nose. I would recommend despite haters, try this coffe cherry stout!
PhatB420 (698) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz jelly jar on draft at the gypsy joynt jive in great Barrington, MA 3 11 15. Pours a cherry cola brown with ruby shades. Aroma of soft cherry, red licorice, plum, and sour melon and cherry. Taste is fun with the toasty malt side of the stout mixing well with the fruit aspect of this one as well as playfully with the sour punch melded in. The flavor just bounces all over, sweet, tart, malty, boozy, sour, bitter, and toasty. Just an overall pleasurable experience for an IPA lover. I’d definitely endulge again.
djd07 (4921) - 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 (292) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 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 (539) - 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 (5439) - 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 (2479) - 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 (2072) - 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 (391) - 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 (1641) - 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.