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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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An imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs, which is then aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller our generous friend from Copenhagen, Denmark. What you have here is a modest attempt to emulate the experience of biting into a chocolate-covered cherry candy. We hope you enjoy it but you never know what you’re gonna get.



5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Bottle from Proof. Poured into a snifter. Pitch black and opaque. Deep brown head with same collar. Decent legs, and head was thick and yummy. Aroma is of sweet/dark cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, a smooth/woody bourbon. Taste is wonderful. Exact same as smell. Mouthfeel is viscous, fully coats my mouth, and is exactly what I want. Super fantastic beer. Dessert in a glass!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maneliquor (3210) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Paul. You are a fucking legend. Goddamn this beer is luxurious. Quite sweet but I like it. Velvet smooth milk chocolate on the nose followers by a light spice - good dose of peppers in there. Almost Black Forest cake like with heavy cream notes and black cherries. So much going on. Bourbon is always in check. Absolutely perfect stuff. Sweet vanilla beans and milk chocolate coated cherries, light chilli, smooth cream, custard like, white chocolate covered raisins, red cherry. Light tart behind the overwhelming vanilla and spice. Bourbon is superbly balanced. It has bitterness and sweetness all rolled into an unbelievably big but balanced beer. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Absolutely perfect

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer_nerd305 (4) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
This was absolutely delicious. It had a sweet cherry smell that calmed the usually strong smell of barrel. Dark in color with a red tinge towards the edges. It was sweet and heavy and delicious. It was full bodied with a thick consistency. The head was a dark brown color. This beer was extravagant. Had it to celebrate a team victory and it was well worth it!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (249) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, sweet cherries & vanilla. Black with small brown head. Taste of cocoa & liquorice. Medium body, oily texture & flat carbonation. Thanks to PeterSumborg.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adnanbeer (15) - - OCT 30, 2013
Pour jet black with a small tan head. Smell cherry, chocolate and booze. Tastes of this beer is huge, oh does it lingers. Tastes bourbon, chocolate, cherries and cocoa. good experince

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (2502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for this gem! It pours deep deep brown with a large mocha head. This beer is so thick is really stains the glass with a brown coating when swirling. Arab is huge, sweet and amazing. Big cherries, big chocolate, big bourbon. Taste is sweet with loads of cherries, bourbon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick with medium carbonation. Simply outstanding.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours Wayne Wambles-black with a fleeting, thin, creamy, brown head. The aroma is a chocolaty, fruity swirl of fudge, maraschino cherries, pouch tobacco, sorghum molasses and sweet, oaken bourbon with a hint of coconut - reminiscent of fracturing the dark chocolate shell on a cherry cordial. After taking in all the warm fruitiness and booziness that was trapped inside… Full-bodied, velvety and chewy with modest carbonation. The flavor is intense and complex. Sweet cherry fruitiness, bourbon, dark chocolate, coconut and tobacco notes play nicely together. Finishes carbonic with semi-sweet chocolate, tangy acidity and the perfect measure of boozy warmth. I heard this was running a little hot, but wanted to crack it now, before the cherry component fades. This is every bit as intense, viscous and deeply-roasted as Zhukov, and every bit as complex and layered as Hunahpu’s. Big bourbon in both the aroma and flavor, but the alcohol heat is almost completely diffused/spread thin throughout the layers of malts, hops, chocolate, cherries, roastiness and oak. Bravo to the creators of this treat! Advice = Drink slowly and at room temperature like you would a small glass of Apis Póltorak Jadwiga. It took me three days to finish the bottle. World class stuff!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at Oblivion. Pours motor oil black and almost as thick with a chocolate colored head. Chocolate, bourbon, cherry and tobacco aroma with just a hint of coconut. Taste is big huge chewy body with lots of cherry, chocolate cake, bourbon barrel in the taste. Bourbon comes in on the end. No bite what so ever. Amazing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled. Pour jet black with a small tan head. Smell cherry, chocolate and booze. Tastes of this beer is huge, oh does it lingers. Tastes bourbon, chocolate, cherries and cocoa. Man oh man, this is a fantastic!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Holy hell this kicks ass. Deep brown pour, nice brown head. Sweet up front, some booze, toffee, cherry, oily and delicious. Great chocolate notes. Tremendous.


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