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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Xmas version of Soft Dookie brewed with vanilla and sour cherries.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2012
This is, hands down, the best cherry stout I’ve ever tasted. Poured at a good temperature with a decent sized, tan, foamy, frothy, sudsy, head with brown highlights that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is an almost opaque ruby red. Aroma is lots of roast, natural cherry, malt, cocoa, coffee, toffee, vanilla, caramel. Flavor’s like nose, abosutley perfectly balanced and aesthetically pleasing blend of sweet, bitter, carbonic and sour cherry tang. Usually, for me, cherry clashes with the bitterness and tang at some point; not this one. Body is not soft, but not coarse, has some high point that are expected from sour cherry - to me perfect and ditto carbonaton. Finish is very long and boozy. Incredible beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PrincesPicon (2) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
Smooth and creamy with an overwelhming taste of chocolate and cherry. Very dark and warm... It smells, looks and taste like XMas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 3, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Tumbler. Saboreada en dic´11. Color ruby oscuro. Espuma beige rojiza de espuma pequeña que crea una corona cremosa y de capa amplia. Copos y collares abundantes. Aromas de maltas tostadas dulces, malta caramelo, frutos rojos y notas de chocolate en nariz. La entrada es increíble: como un caramelo de chocolate y cereza que explota en la boca, seguido por maltas tostadas dulces en el paladar. Un ligero amargor subyacente, en el intermedio, nos recuerda que se trata de una cerveza. Permanece hasta el final como una infusión de chocolate afrutado. Agradable azucarado y bien equilibrado ABV. Matices de cerezas. Cuerpo pleno y carbonatación suave. Malteado dulce y moderado lúpulo en el retrogusto. ¡ Feliz Navidad !, ¿no os parece?. 500ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Deep ruby color. Reddish beige, small bubbled froth creates a thick layer creamy crown. Copious spots & collars. Sweet toasted malts, caramel malt, red fruits & chocolate notes to the nose. Unbelievable upfront: like a chocolate&cherry candy explodes in mouth followed by sweet toasted malts on to the palate. An slightly underlying bitterness shows it´s a beer in the middle. It lingers through into the finish like a fruity chocolate infusion. Nice sugary & well balanced ABV. Hints of cherries. Full body, soft carbonation. Sweet malty & mildy hoppy aftertaste. Merry Xmas !, ain´t it?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2011
draught@erzbierschof - pours a black beer with a modest foam retention; deep aroma of black cherries, chewy malts, licorice and black chocolate; a fair sweetness and a robust malt backbone, moderate carbonation; pretty thick and gently sticky; long aftertaste of licorice and black cherries again; lingering roasted chocolatey notes - an unusual profile for a great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle with friends, compliments of James. Pours a dark purple. Beige cream head. Aromas of squashed cherries, chocolate, beemster, cinnamon, and sour cherry. Taste was a perfectly balanced chocolate covered cherry profile with tons of delicious malt and vanilla in the back end. This beer was rad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5123) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Comes out of the tap a deep, warm, opaque sable with a fine-bubbled tan head that leaves thick lacing. Rich, chocolaty aroma has notes of caramel and quality coffee as well as hints of licorice and molasses, and is rather sweet. Chocolaty flavor has a noticeable alcohol bite and notes of molasses, caramel, yeast and fine coffee as well as a bitter hint of hops. Thick body is fairly fizzy and leaves a tingly, sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - DEC 20, 2011
On tap. Very pleasant! Black color with a persistent white froth. Chocolate and roasted malt taste. Fruity and spicy cherry. So good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
25-NOV-2011, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer". Beautiful black with lasting high brown head. Nose is coffee, really hard roasted, with vanilla cherries. Fantastic! Taste is again hard roasted almost burnt coffee with a dry coco touch. Tart cherries almost turn marzipan nutty and vanilla. A little sweetness balances the burnt roadt. Low carbonation and full palate. Ahm, want more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate head. Fades medium. S - Roasted chocolate malts, cherries and other dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, coffee, and some booze. T - Chocolate malts, cherries, dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, some earthy malts, a bit of bitterness, some roasted espresso, and a bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit thick with a sweet, warming finish. D - Bold and complex, but great balance. The extra vanilla and cherries are very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. An opaque black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, hint of molasses and coffee), with a strong note of vanilla, other notes of cherry and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, creamy/thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish with light to moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Definately a nice surprise. Superior in each aspect: inviting appearence, powerful but not overwhelming aroma, with a balancing acidity and a great, creamy mouthfeel. Perhaps I’m overrating, but I really enjoyed the whole bottle. Best Evil Twin beer? IMHO yes, at least among those I have tasted.

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