ryanfolty (1949) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 11, 2015 - bottle from Nova. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sour cherry, bourbon, wood, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma and there was a nice balance with the flavors. The palate was a bit thin for how I like BA stouts, but it did make this very easy going down. Looking forward to see how this changes with age.
drowland (6530) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled while visiting IL in June, 2014. Black pour, small tan head, mild lacing. Okay aroma, lots of bourbon, some chocolate, coffee, mild cherry. Better flavor, still plenty of whiskey, cherry comes through more, chocolate, roasted malts. Like a barrel aged chocolate cherry... not bad!
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wanted to like it. It's ok, but probably not something I'd buy again. The cherry overwhelms the stout flavor
TXBadger (1667) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice brown color with tan colored head. Bourbon, coconut, oak, cherry, and a little cocoa and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon and oak.
maxodom (34) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap pour. pours thick black, little to no head. Smells nice. Overwhelming tart cherry with little depth. i love cherry stouts but this one fell very short.
Countbeer (4912) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Moyman: Vintage 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small creamy beige head on top of a close to black colored beer.
Aromas of bourbon, cherries, some vanilla, wood, cinmamon, different cherry tones... All beautiful mixed. Great aroma!
Flavours of cherries, some wood and bourbon, bitters and tart, light cream, vanilla and some sweets, some slight hints of liquorice, roast and cookies.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, cherries, some wood, bourbon and a light sweet touch.
Low carbo, light creamy close to silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied.
Delicious stuff, though I think if they would have left the bourbon out you will have a very nice beer too! Nonetheless tasty!
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy and shared at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear dark amber with a large foamy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of strong bourbon, vanilla, mild cherries. The taste is tart cherry, bourbon, mild roast. Medium bodied, off balance, dominated by whiskey.
Dogbrick (8910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a nearly opaque very dark brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, roast malt and cherry. Full-bodied with flavors of dark cherries, bourbon and rich malts. The finish is tart cherries and bourbon. Pretty good overall.
gopherfan99 (704) - CROATIA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at Happy Gnome beer dinner; nearly black with a tan head; aroma is tart cherry, alcohol, vanilla, and some wood; taste is cherries, malt, dark fruit, vanilla, alcohol, and wood; finish is bitter and dry; decent imperial
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, received via trade with heybeerman -
This was a very nice stout although as heybeerman states in his review, it’s pretty light in the fruit dept. The aroma and palate on this beer are complex enough and tasty enough that if they didn’t put "cherry" on the label, I really wouldn’t have noticed but it is there...sometimes. Aroma brings with it dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, light bourbon, some oak, with just a touch of charred malts and licorice. It’s not overpowering, but just right. The flavor echoes the aroma nearly step for step, however it seemed like after 2-3 sips I would get something like chewing on a cherry pit. Very, very light but there nonetheless. Very nice beer, and those that live in Wisconsin I’m sure are quite proud of these guys.