fidelis83 (1789) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black pour with a thin, creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toast, roasted nuts, caramel, lots of char and smoky old campfire, just a hint of sweet berries. Flavor is sweet chocolate up front, lots of char, some sweet cherries, coffee, dark caramel, light piney hops and a slightly stronger hint of cherries to the finish. Honestly if the description didn’t mention cherries, I may not have picked them up. Heavy body, creamy to chewy feel and medium strength slightly sharp carbonation. Really good overall, but they didn’t do the base beer any favors with the cherries or whatever they did. I will admit as the beer warms the cherries come out a little more and add a little more positively to the beer, but still not enough to redeem it compared to the base beer.
wlajwl (3470) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is dark malts, cherries, mild nutty notes and a hint of mustiness. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, chocolate/cocoa, cherries, dry/earthy notes and sourish/warming finish. More and more through its an awesome mix of chocolate and cherries.
yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Thick malty,vanilla, toffee,mild cherry fruity and caramelis. Breadish and roasted. Roasted malty, vanilla and caramelish. Lingering dark malty and light fruity. Mild bitter and roasted chocolate. Malty finish.
krompt (611) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I was expecting more. It was good, but didn’t have that punch that I was looking for.
vikingguy (744) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking in dark bar. Taste is chocolatey cherry. Very smooth and creamy. Wonderful.
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radagast83 (3997) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Smoke & Barrel. Poured a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was some dark chocolate, milk notes with some cherries. Not quite cordial notes, but almost there - cherry sweetness, chocolate, vanilla. Creamy, smooth. Enjoyable.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of cherry. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor with hints of cherry. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and cherry finish.
pushkinwow (1803) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Apex on the last day of Stout Fest. Black with a creamy mocha head that looks beautiful in a glass. Chocolate, raw hazelnut, incredibly smooth, cherry that are somewhat maraschino, very dry, bitter but smoothness continues, booze appears on the finish.
wisdomsolo (254) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a recent tasting. Not impressed. Didn’t get any of the cherry.
fluffy (1230) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
there are cherries in this? flavor has faded quite a bit from what i can tell.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black from the bottle with nice cap of tan brown head that leaves light webbing. Aroma of sweet and dark chocolate, hint of roast, slight booze, and an overlying dark fruit note. Taste follows, definitely a big imperial stout with a nice sour cherry back end. Bitter coffee finish with a nice touch mouth and good carbonation, hint of burn on the way down. Definitely interesting, good stuff.