markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Cigar City Tasting Room. Pours a typical stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, and some black cherry/ dark cherry. Flavor is similar with roast and chocolate followed by a burst of cherry. Medium in body and pretty nice overall.
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter at the Cigar City tasting room: looks and pours a pitch black with an aroma of cherry, coffee and the malts. Taste is lovely , sweet ( but not too sweet) with the 10.5 alcohol totally hidden. The weak point is its totally flat. Not that that is a problem for me personally. Great offering from CC!
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Big nose of plums, grapes, and some tobacco. Black, flat, no lace. Geez! Big deep dark fruit flavors, anise, some yeast. On the edge of beer and something wilder. Medium-thick body. Very good stuff. Might be a bit young. Would like to try this in a year or two.
burg326 (3584) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of town for 8 days, come back and this gem is on, what a lucky day. Poured a dark black color, aromas of cherries, light molases, some roast, and chocolate. Flavors are the same, nice cherry flavor, light on the palate for a 10.5er. Glad I didnt miss this one.
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CCB. Nose is molasses, sweet cherries, chocolate, and a nice amount of roast. Pour is jet black with a tan head. Overall, this one had a creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tate is full of cherry flavor and chocolate. Light molasses and woody/roasty notes in the background. Good but very rich and sweet, like dessert in a glass.
Rustyham (1718) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch solid black, no head. Starts out with the skins of dark cherries, then straight up cherry juice, followed by a deep black roasted cherry pits and cofee flavor.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black. Nose is smoky, sweet molasses, surprising amount of maraschino cherries. Flavor is sweet cherries, chocolate, coffee, molasses, ash. Excellent cherry stout. Hi Adam! I know you’re reading this.