PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at work at Mermaid Juice:
i was going to review this last night but needed to wait. i came in yesterday seeing this keg next in line to go on after a stout that will not be named - and all night i was stoked for a SOUR. CHERRY. IMPERIAL. STOUT... and so when we tapped it i was disappointed. i was prepared for it to be super sour, super cherry etc... and itís definitely not.
so 24 hours later giving it the real deal review... i dig it. it smells a little phenolic for me but other than that super roast with a little of that sour-hint and then just tastes like a good stout. i wouldnít characterize it as imperial if the bottle didnt say it. itís good. definitely good. and daneaux here says the fact that the sour cherry is subtle is whatís good about it and heís right probably. on draught still... come tell me why iím wrong.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish black with a tan head. Aroma contains some chocolate, caramel, and cherries. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, cherries, and some raisins. A mild sour finish with little evidence of booze. Overall a good imperial stout.
alobar (2595) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with a thin cream-colored head. Aroma of sour cherry, roasted malt, and hint of coffee. Sour cherry flavor with some vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Very nice beer.
DWestrick (412) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. really liked this concoction - the cherry paired amazingly with the imperial stout style. I savored every taste. Killer beer
Atomic112 (1) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The cherry is overwhelming. This destroys the overall character of the stout.
Fritz123 (723) - 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 wasnít cherry heavy...matter of fact I think Iíd 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 (105) - 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 (219) - 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 (5007) - 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 (342) - 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 (204) - 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.