TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from 4 Sons on Indian School. Deep dark pour with a thin off white head. Very much as promised with a full vanilla and cherry aroma. Sweet cherry flavor and light roasted malt flavor make this taste creamy like a desert unto itself. It doesn't have much of a thick or lingering mouthfeel though so unlike many fruit beers, especially dark ones, this one is easy to finish more than a glass of. Definitely worth a try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler pours with a clear deep amber mahogany colored body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some chocolate, nuttiness and then a vanilla bean note at the end of the draw. The taste delivers mild dark roasted malts, bigger chocolate notes, a light nutty sensation and then a smooth vanilla sweetness. To midway and into the finish it picks up a mild hazelnut sort of coconut character wrapped around a thin sweet dark fruitiness. Pretty nice.
Arthree (46) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at OHSO. Dark amber pour, although it’s hard to tell colour with the lights turned down in here. Tan lace lingers. Smells like milk chocolate and cherries, very appetizing. Flavour is like a black forest cake. I have to stop writing this to finish the beer... omg
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep maroon color, medium tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate covered cherries. Taste is sweet but not too sweet, cocoa, fruit. Nice.
slowrunner77 (9941) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious blend of smooth porter, sweet and tart cherry, and smooth vanilla. They hit each just right. At turns decadent, refreshing and complex.
dwyerpg (5547) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It smells like white chocolate has some cherry flavor not too sweet which is good. overall it decent border but not really my style
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro pour. Dark chocolate in color and opacity, with a pancake batter head. Aroma is cocoa powder, toasted marshmallow, tart cherry. Flavor is more muted, with the smooth marshmallow offsetting slightly more acidic cherry. Very chuggable beer.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big hit at our party, but I thought it was too much -- too much cherry, and too much vanilla. If they dialed it back just a little bit . . . .
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear mahogany. Small tan head. Vanilla leads. Then some chocolate followed by roast. Cherries are truly just a hint. Watery. Flavors and aroma seemed almost washed out. Not bad, but I did not find it as good as many of the previous raters.
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at ohso, nothing wrong with it, it should be well rated I just can’t stand strong vanilla beers and this is all vanilla.
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer. Good clean flavors, but the cherry flavoring is apparent, and that really disturbs me. It really is a nice porter at it’s core, but the cherry flavoring knocks it down,