badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Chocolate cola nut black licorice and drip coffee aroma and taste with a dry bitter roasted grain finish. Creamy citrusy palate.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinalís great Yule beer tasting. ABV is 10.9%. Pitch black colour, moderate to low brown head. Strong aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, mild coffee and sour cherries. The flavour has a distinct sourish fruity acidity from the cherries, also smooth chocolate. Some bitterness and wood in the finish. Maybe not well balanced, but interesting and fun to drink.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste starts with a slight tang, continuing with a refreshing sour cherry into a long slightly-roasty chocolate and coffee finish that slowly dissipates, finishing with slight tannic coffee. The sour components of this beer really meld well, though I would not call this a ísourí. It is medium-bodied, not quite what youíd expect for a stout, but it works well with this beer. The alcohol, though high, is not apparent. Overall I though this was a very good beer.
fugitive (1163) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with small brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, cherry, vanilla. Taste malt, alcohol, wood, cherry.
ericdevin (473) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Johnís Market, Portland. Pours a dark-medium reddish brown. Aroma is effing huge, chocolate, smoke, cherries, barrels. Body on the thinner side. Finish fairly abrupt, a hint of bitterness.
Beergeek23322 (1738) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 2012. 12 ox. bottle. The addition of vanilla and cherries to the Soft DK beer really makes a great difference and makes this for a unique brew. Great balance and complexity.
conway (912) - - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nose was a little weaker than I'd like. Cherry note is a nice addition to the base beer but there's a little metallic twinge that detracts from it.
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Slayer85 (1029) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 Iím overrating, but I really enjoyed the whole bottle. Best Evil Twin beer? IMHO yes, at least among those I have tasted.
alexsdad06 (3864) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 Dec 2011. Pours dark brown in color with a thin off white head. The aroma is roasted malts, black cherry with a light tart note, chocolate with a light vanilla sweetness. The flavor had roasted malts, chocolate, black cherry, light tart character, vanilla with some black coffee at the finish. Smooth and slightly syrupy mouth feel.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st January 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Surprisingly light palate, crisp as well. Something of a neopolitan vibe here. Dark chocolate underneath tart cherry, smothered with well integrated vanilla.A little hop bitterness before the semi dry finish, arrests and cloy from the sweet flavours.
weihenweizen (1392) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bottle put on the counter and then poured into a white wine glass. Pours black with small light brown head that dissapates quickly. Little lacing, thick body, medium carbonation, and light cherry & roasted malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt, bitter coffee, some vanilla, some dark chocolate, and light herbal hops. I would say this more of an imperial stout than a fruit beer. Better as it warmed; chill and serve as an imperial stout. A little hard to drink and as far as cherry stouts I think I prefer NG cherry stout.