JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up at the COOP tonight for about $6... poured into my HotD goblet... the brew is surprisingly black... fleeting dark tan head leaves few splotches of lacing and no cap.
Nose is dry dark malts and a fudgy essence... cherry shows but seems a bit artificial. Smells more like fermented out candy than I appreciate.
Dry stout qualities are there, but chocolate comes off as chocolate extract and the cherries mirror the nose. Odd.. Not sure if more malty sweetness would improve things, but I suspect more sweetness would have helped carry the cocoa and fruit much more.. Right now, this is a letdown.
Body is light/medium punctuated by a bigger burpy carbonation... I wonít buy it again.
degbert (1642) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours completely opaque brown-black with a generous, creamy, mixed-grained tan head. Nose is roast coffee, milk chocolate, dark cherries, and vanilla. Not as heavy on the palate as I expected; thereís definitely coffee, chocolate, and cherries, but thereís more cream and vanilla to lighten it up, and thereís a slight vegetal note that throws it off a bit. Itís also got a little white pepper spice to it, which I like. Itís unusual for a chocolate stout to stay bright; this one does. Finish is long and warm. I like it.
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 6/1/14. Poured a very dark brown color with reddish highlights. Head is very minimal and goes away almost instantly. Aromas are faint chocolate, soy sauce and booze. Flavor is of chocolate powder, faint malts,and cherries. The body is a bit too thin, and finishes dry. Overall it wasnt bad, the chocolate and cherries werent assertive enough to live up to the label.
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bridgeport. Just about black in color with khaki foam. Slightly buttery. A lot of tart cherry, some ash, and roasted malts. Maybe a little bit of coffee. Okay. The flavor is kind of on the acidic and tangy side, which isnít necessarily surprising. Some mild sweetness, dark chocolate, and plenty of tart cherry.
kaser (5500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crazy tart cherry taste on a stout. Almost too much. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015. Disappointkng
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Bridgeport Brewery Co, Portland, OR.
Black colour with a tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, sweetness, dark chocolate and dryness in the aroma.
The flavour is... fermented berries, chocolate, sourness and some roasted malt. Far from balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jake65 (3348) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, picked up a Costco a while back. Very dark brown pour, topped with a thick finger of creamy brown head. Looks great... Like a stout milkshake. Smells of milk chocolate and cherries, light roast. Toasty flavor with chocolate and faint fruit. Lightly metallic, but at least its not chalky. Body is a little on the thin side.
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby brown, little tan head that is thin. Aroma is fudge and sweet cherries. Taste matches aroma, with hop bitterness towards the end. My main problem is that the mouthfeel is underwhelming. It is pretty thin. Good overall.
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bomber at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a dark brown almost black with a tan head. Taste of cherries, cocoa and dark roasted malts. Balance is off leading to a weird taste. Average carbonation, full body
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are chocolate, cherry, vanilla, rich
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Winco. Pretty much pitch black in color. Big cherry nose. Chocolate and sweet black licorice. Sweet anise up front, along with some black cherry flavor. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Tastes very much like a big sweet foreign stout.