Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Cherry tartness and dark malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Vinous, chocolaty notes, sweet yeasty boozy finish. Nice.
Drake (10845) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can shared at a tasting. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, butter, roasted malts, mild dark fruits. The taste is nuts, chocolate, cocoa, mild citrus and dark fruits. Thin-medium bodied, the name is a bit misleading as we were expecting tartness.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can. Poured a black color, with brown edges and an off white head. Chocolate, dark fruits, yeast, and a bit roasty. Tart cherries .... digging the tart finish.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with thick head. Tart cherry and sour fruit standing out in the aroma. Taste of tart cherry, plum, dark chocolate with some yeasty funk. Pretty solid.
flatmatt (1305) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. Pours black with a tan head. Tart chocolatey, molasses aroma. Flavor has that tart leading edge, cocoa and raisin. It’s pretty tasty, though pushing up the tartness would make it really interesting. But nothing to complain about here!
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at crunchy's in east Lansing. Near black with a dark head. Incredibly smooth and rich. Slightly malt and tart cherries.
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big roasted malt notes on the nose. Huge dark fruits and malt on the tongue. Thus feels like the undertaker turned up to 11 which is how it should be. I gotta say it’s nearly 10 and hides it’s booze really well. Nice!
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of raisins, chocolate, and toasty malt. Taste is of raisin, chocolate, and toasty malt. All the flavors are very muted. There is a very distinct alcohol bite. As it warms up, more of a cherry flavor comes out. Overall, I was very disappointed.
milewide (1784) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
New release on 11/22/14. An evening in a can because everything is MAX!
9.8% ABV in Pounder will give anyone a buzz! Huge body, and flavor is intense. Clear but black color. Flavor is malt, Belgium yeast...and TART!
tmoreau (3054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown color with some ruby highlighting at the base, bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha notes, dark fruit, molasses, woody/tannic astringency, with a bit of freezer burn scent at the back end. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, less the crystals, included some vinous character, somewhat masked but noticeable alcohol, and was tart & dry. Decent.