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 it’s 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 wouldn’t characterize it as imperial if the bottle didnt say it. it’s good. definitely good. and daneaux here says the fact that the sour cherry is subtle is what’s good about it and he’s right probably. on draught still... come tell me why i’m wrong.
Bulk_Carrier (3547) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin messy lacing running all around the glass. Moderate light filmy lacing glosses all about.
The smell starts off with a sly roasty chocolate and then leads to a slight sticky sweet to sour cherry. Subtle sticky tart. Some roastiness.
The flavor leans towards a nice balance between the sour, the sweet and the roastiness. Pulls the chocolate sweetness more than adequately.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sour-ness is super tame. So....some stickiness ends up coming across in the feel, but acceptable at least to me.
Overall, as an Imperial stout this one works. The so-called "sour cherry" may just end up leaning towards the "sweeter side." Did I have this too late? Hmmmm...wishing they would have put on dates on the bottle.
gattullo (12) - - APR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a lot of sour cherry taste but you really pick up the chocolate in this one.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botte at home with Jason. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and decent lacing. Super oxidated, cardboard, light cocoa, some roast, tangy, cherries, raisins, and marshmallows in the aroma. Taste is tangy, red wine vinegar, chocolate, some pepper, roasty, graham crackers, and brown sugar with a medium tart finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.
adasko (1776) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat wiśnia w czekoladzie. Świetna piana, czarny. W smaku wiśniowa słodycz. Posmak czarna kawa, z dodatkiem wiśni.
721Lance (82) - 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 (837) - 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 (9533) - 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 (449) - 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 (558) - 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 (7549) - 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.