artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Way better than any chocolate cherry stout I have had before. No fake cherry taste. Good bitterness from the chocolate and not overly rich. Get a growler while you can.
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HopTsing (363) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the growler poured a dark brown brew with a light brown head. Nice Aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, honey, and a hint of cherries.
tia (805) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Growler @ RG 20. Brown. Smells a little of coffee, chocolate, and something like sticky mud. Tastes astringent plus roasty. Thin.
Kinz (3023) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Richmond 20th, growler courtesy of Drake. Pours black with brown at edges, good initial head. Chocolate aroma, deep. Flavor is similar, a bit of dark fruit in the background. Lighter body than I expected, but nice.
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery & shared at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, mild tart cherries. The taste is dry roast, tart cherries, mild hops, dark chocolate. Thin-medium bodied.
tcane7 (911) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour. Pours a black with thick mocha head and spotted lacing. Nose of roasted and chocolate malts and oats. Creamy mouthfeel but not an overly robust flavor. Taste similar to the aroma with banana, faint cherries, and lactose.
charule (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from brewery. Murky brown color. Bitter chocolate taste. Very light cherry flavor. I have had MI cherrires and could not find it in this beer.
cheap (3410) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at the bocktown monaca and let me tell you, it was much better than expected. I was thinking with the time since I really had a good EE and the present, perhaps commerciallity got the best of them but this is GOOD. Really nice black pour, what a beauty! Has mild sour cherry smelling choco moose looking head. Yummy roasted slight choco cherry olfactory. Initial taste bud impressions is milder roasted stout with a cherry ghost. Quite enjoyable. Mild and friendly, feels like an old friend! Mild sizzling co2 makes this interesting. Lacing like a thin bikini. Easy to like and easy to finsh. Goes down way too easy; heh! Its gone! Balderdash, lets get a real big pitcher of this. Lovely. My accolades to the brewers of EE!.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Pitch black color. Nearly two fingers of creamy dark tan head that retains well and leaves plenty of lacing.
4.0 S: Mixture of dark malts and chocolate. The biggest aroma is definitely semi-sweet chocolate, followed by sweet milk chocolate, caramel malts, and roastiness. There’s also the East End yeast aroma that seems to be in a lot of their beers. Not hugely complex, but not simple either and pleasant throughout.
4.0 T: Not as roasty or as sweet as I would have expected based on the nose. In fact, it’s rather dry. Chocolate flavor is there without the chocolate sweetness (if that makes any sense) and has a sourish twang to it. There is a decent amount of roastiness in there, but the crystal malt sweetness seems to get lost.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Carbonation is good. Could be creamier, but is really smooth.
3.5 D: Good beer, but I like stouts with heavier bodies. The taste is fine for how dry it is and the aroma is good too, but I prefer something more viscous.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 02-18-2010 00:23:06
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler. Jet black, fluffy tan foam that fades rather slowly and leaves outstanding lace. Aroma is slightly mineral, some crystal and roasted malts and a hint of cocoa. Lots of malt going on, crystal up front, chocolate mid palate, maybe a hint of actual cocoa in the finish with some light roast coffee notes. Almost no note of cherry other than a slight acidity and I’m 124% ok with that.