RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Brewed in Fort Worth. Pours dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma of earth, dark rye bread, slight cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, and toasted nuts. The aroma implies dessert, but this beer is NOT sweet. Flavors of coffee, toast, earth, and slight bittersweet chocolate make appearance. Finishes with a slight cherry hint and an aftertaste that is bitter and earthy, yet slight astringent from the cherries. Begs for a sip of water after a while. Medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, no real alcohol presence. Interesting beer, but I wish the aftertaste was better.
fiveacestx (445) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour - dark brown with a small head. Has a mocha aroma and an and initial smoky taste. The body is malty sweet and the finish is dark chocolate.
roxtersoxter (213) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with large tan head out of bottle. Aroma of chocolate with roast and vanilla. Roasted cocoa flavor with slight finish of cherry. Good beer overall.
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BOSSbrewer (1247) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up in dallas. Pours dark brown with thin to no tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Not really any cherries. Flavor is rich sweet dark chocolate. Slight cherries but not much. Not quite roasty enough for a Baltic porter. Full bodied and sweet. Decent beer.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Common Table, Dallas - I thought this one was decent - certainly a smooth body and creamy texture - the tart cherries balance the sweetness of the malt and add some depth - the cocoa is not very present, but I don’t think it needs to be - the balance of malt sweetness and lightly earthy and tart cherry skins/tannic character is enough to carry this - sure, it’s not terribly complex outside of this, but it’s still quite enjoyable.
cwsample (157) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer. I hardly get any cherry in the nose or the flavor. Hint of roasted chocolate and malt. Not really much there, but it's a great stout.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Bottle... Murky, black pour with a small, fizzy, cappuccino head. The faint aroma is a fusion of mocha, dried cherries and a suggestion of prune. Medium-bodied and creamy with prickly carbonation. The flavor and finish are both roasty,carbonic and bittersweet with a vinous splash of oloroso sherry. Bottle courtesy of Rosebud butternuts!
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Murky brown with a large beige head. Aroma is of chocloate, light cherry, roasted malts, and licorice. Taste is of chocolate covered cherries, roasted malt. Sticky mouthfeel.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at C&G. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a ring of brown head. Aroma is chocolatey, roasty, grains, wood, vanilla and cherry. Flavor is dark malts, cherry, wood, roasted malts and bitter finish. Vanilla notes as well. Good!
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jerseyjohn71 (132) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 of 6 growlers I got at CRAFT & GROWLER in Dallas , TX,,,, chocolate, toasty roasty, black liquid, brown foam, good lacing, lightly bitter dry finish, very drinkable, medium body, average carbonation, 8% AVB [YES,,,] Im going to enjoy this beer with a burger on the grill,,,,,,,,, GOOD STUFF,,,,
brystmar (1075) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell the cherries and chocolate, yet the disappear on the palate. Mediocrity in a glass because it's from Deep Ellum. A step backwards from the original.