undercurrent25 (870) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark ruby colour, taste is obvoiusly of chocolate leading on to cherry, lovely palate, a beer I would gladly have more of
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a reddish dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and the cherry. Medium body, the flavour is dominated by a chemical cherry, not very well balanced.
Nocturne (383) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Bit of a gusher this one. Ends up a dark brown with lots of head. Cherry really dominates the aroma and even though it smells a bit artificial Iíd rather have it there and in-your-face than not at all. Only the faintest hints of powdery chocolate peep through though. Itís quite oily and slick on the tongue with a harsh, ashy, earthy roastiness. Thereís also some cherry squeezed very thinly around the edges. This wasnít very good, but I suspect it would improve a bit on tap.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the crown and anchor, Manchester.
Decent creamy white head. Clear black pour. Nice cherry taste. Interesting brew .
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Dark brown with ruby halo. Light tan head. Amazing aroma of sweet cherry laden chocolate. Wow. Vanilla too. Could sniff this all day. However, it's made to be drunk so into the mouth it goes. A bit thin, but there's a cherry taste - like those cherry sweets. And a slight chocolate taste too. Not bad really. Drinkable and novel. Finishes with a dry, pleasant bitter.
wimpyjoe (1679) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep cherry aroma, but not much taste other than from some hints of cherry.
BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
June 2011: Brown 500ml bottle, best before Aug 2011, poured into a UK straight sleeve pint glass. This is bottle conditioned, so the pour is controlled.
Even with a slow pour the beer produced a huge light tan coloured foaming head, below sat a dark, clear reddy brown body, no sediment, it remained in the bottle.
Belgian Kriek like aroma, but not as pronounced as some, hints of chocolate? Only because the label claimed it was a chocolate cherry mild, which made me search for it with my nose.
The taste was a semi-sour cherry mix with a very slight chocolatey feel. Well carbonated, the beer was almost too fizzy and lively, made me burp a couple of times: as I sipped trying to find the flavours within. Herbs and Spices (a mixed bunch) seemed to appear, then be beaten off by the carbonisation and cherry twang the beer had.
Certainly different to any Dark Mild Iíve had before: did I like it? Not really, reminded me of Vimto too much!
The beer lacked balance and body depth, could have been so, so much better if it had a richer, creamier feel (not that Iím a brewer).
Miksu (4538) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Slightly hazy dark reddish brown Strong sweet almondy cherry aroma. Sweet taste with cherry, almonds, milk chocolate and toffee. Low bitterness. Quite exotic.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Sweet aroma, fruity with an artificial-feeling cherry. Yet again, like another cherry beer earlier, the cherry makes me think itís been puked up. Watery palate. OK roast, the cherry is less obvious in the taste. Lots about this doesnít work for me. Finish has cherry, but nicely subdued. Nearly OK
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown with a off-white head, Good cherry aroma, with a hint of chocolate. The taste is all cherry at first then dark malts and a hint of coffee.