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!
Bulk_Carrier (2669) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white film of sporadic tan head. Lacing is mainly non-existent.
The smell starts off with a dark chocolate and light cherry, semi-sweet. As it warms, a light milk chocolate enters. Light roasted coffee beans and vanilla notes blend together. All throughout, the cherry is super subtle.
The taste is sweet and bitter at different times adding a subtle roasty coffee smoothness. A sticky sweet chocolate aftertaste leads into a sticky sweet chocolate finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonated nicely as a D/I Stout, smooth roasty notes stroll over my tongue.
Overall, as a double/Imperial Stout it works however don’t expect a lot of cherry.
zach8270 (3810) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a puffy tan head. Big chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Didn’t get much cherry in the nose, but definitely moreso in the flavor. Chocolate gives way to coffee which gives way to a lightly tart cherry middle. Sweet and slightly fruity finish.
bigda83 (412) - 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 (10997) - 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 (2140) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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 (2517) - 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 (2754) - 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 (171) - 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.