tbelczak (9) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had reservations on this based on how EBC throws the word ’bomb’ around (their Hop Bomb lacked any sort of hop aroma/flavor). This, however, is perfectly balanced, has a milk chocolaty creamy body, and just enough cherry aroma/flavor. The higher alcohol is not at all noticeab on the palate, but you do feel it after a couple. I wouldn’t change a thing about this outstanding beer!
bigda83 (317) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Previously draft only, but now released in 12 ounce four packs. Pours a dark brown, looks similar to Coca-Cola, a bit thin, and a small foamy tan head. Aroma was chocolate and fresh roast coffee. Taste followed the nose, with the cherry coming in at the end, but very very mildly. I was pretty surprised by this and thought the taste was superb and enjoyable. Will be looking for more.
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with vanilla, cherries, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light cherry, malt balls, ok.
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample fat bottle share before luminous release. Pours black, small khaki head. Milk chocolate, nuts, sweet cherries. Mildly sweet. Creamy body. Very good.
merc7186 (2334) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Creamy Off White Head, Outstanding Lacing
S: Sweet Milk Chocolate, Cherries, Mildly Nutty
T: Milk Chocolate, Cherries, Nutty, Lightly Roasted Dark Malts
M: Outstanding Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Sweet, Robust
Overall, a really great flavor combination / seperation that is done huge justice with the nitro tap.
Spab (2634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Premier Gourmet. Pours a very dark brown with modest, lasting light brown head. Aroma is rich milk and dark chocolate and dark cherry. Flavour is slightly roasty cocoa, milk chocolate, light coffeish notes and fresh cherries do come through. Silky mouthfeel. ABV really not apparent. Nice.
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild chocolate aroma, pours black with a light tan head. Taste of a dark, rich chocolate with a perfect touch of cherry. Very smooth. By no means complex or mind-boggling, it just does what it does really, really well.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at blue monk. Dark brown, almost black pour. Smells like milk chocolate, with some sweet fruit to it. Thick, really thick body to this beer. Chocolate milk, cherries, very sweet. One glass will do it.
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark ale with a reddish hue. The aroma is malty with cherry notes. But the body is awesome with imperial spices and roasted malts. The cherry is not simply an additive but well balanced in the beer. Great drink.
jb (2349) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish tinge, flat looking, somewhat clear and dark. Dark choclolate + roasted malt nose. Test is not super rich, Cherry + same stuff as nose in the palate. Very drinkable but hard to believe it is an IS.