Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Factobefest 2011. Plenty of black cherry and plain chocolate on the nose the ruby brown beer and a cherry yoghurt flavour with a dry and fruity finish.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Salmon Leicester. A near black coloured beer with a ruby hue, and a tight off-white head and lacing. A really good stout with great cherry flavours. A good length. The cherries really work with the roasty malts. A top tasting beer.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at abbotsford ... dark brown black .. thin bubbly tan head ... soft sweet cherry ... dark malty roast ... little ovaltine malts ... big cherry front ... lots of pine hop ... dark roast ... little too bitter in linger ... hint of charcoal ...really nice ... but too bitter for me
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On gravity at the Factoberfest, the Tobacco Factory, Bristol 17/09/2011. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour began with some berry fruit sweetness, before more chocolate, a touch of liquorice and tart finish. Excellent.
Svesse (5816) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2011) Reddish brown colour with foamy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, caramel and sour cherries. A hint of cinnamon? Malty, roasted taste with oak wood, vanilla, sour cherries and a bitter-sweet finish with a touch of chocolate. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Interesting and quite different. Not everyone will like it, but after some contemplating I found it very nice.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at malt and hops. Pours deep brown, pretty much black with white head. Aroma and taste of cherry cola bottle sweets. Taste is sweet. Quite enjoyable but doubt I’d have another
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Malt unt Hops. Pours dark and stouty with a nice white head. Smells remarkable. Confuses the nose and tongue. Pronounced cherry and chocolate oin a nice malt tableau. Cherry cola bottles. This is pretty delicious but but as Ben mentioned previously, I wouldn’t imagine wanting too many more of them.
JohnRMurdoch (2879) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Chocolate malt aroma. Unusual spicy flavour with cherry aftertaste. Not normally a stout fan but this is a good one.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co., London. Pours dark brown with a huge, light tan head. Sour dark malt nose, with some dough and tart cherries. Nice flavor, medium sweet, with mild roasted malts, tart cherries definitely, some tart and borderline sour dark malts. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation, very smooth. Decent if moderate cherry character in the finish, slightly tart, with some dark sugars. Not bad.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours dark ruby, with a decent beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, sweet cherry, caramel and roasted malt. The taste is caramel, resin, sweet cherry, roasted malt, tangy fruit, touch of smoke, leather and wood, with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Ok, but not my sort of thing.