markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to hoppymeal for getting this one off my wants list. Pours dark red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, booze, cherry, vanilla, tartness, and some roasty malt. Flavor is roasted malts, cherry tartness, vanilla, booze, bourbon, and sweetness. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable.Not as bourbony as Bell’s BB Cherry, and not as tart as a regular cherry stout. Very nice, interesting beer.
Countbeer (4709) - 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 (8981) - 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 (8657) - 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 (597) - 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 (2326) - 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.
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bourbon and pencil shavings aroma. Ruby brown, thin head. Bourbon, black cherry. Hot. Way too much bourbon.
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RG 21. Very dark. Sweet and dark fruit and a little chocolate. Balanced flavor.
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep amber with a small head. Nose is slightly smokey caramel and vanilla. Light plum. Taste of heavily boozy cherry and caramel. More smoke. So booze-heavy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not good.
hopbag (108) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was disappointed by this one fresh out of the fridge, but it improved substantially as it warmed. The aroma is nice and promises sweet roasty stout goodness with a bit of cherry. The taste has that in it, but it has some bitterness from the cherries and noticeable alcohol. Cherry skin and bourbon oak barrel in the finish. Fairly dark colored beer in the glass but nice red tones when pouring. Definitely serve warm, but not my favorite beer of CW’s overall.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"damn - another big beer and another winner from Central Waters. This was the nightcap to our DIPA tasting and boy, did it hit the spot. I’m probably being stingy with my score. Great (surprisingly easy drinking!) blend of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and cherries, and roasted malt in both the flavor and aroma. looked a little lite in color, but was super smooth and delicious, with a tight head that lasted. great beer - thanks John! I gotta try me a Bells one day!!!"