bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Hand bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare beige head. Aroma of cherry, peanut butter, chocolate, raisins, toffee, and light herbs. Flavor of nuts, caramel, herbs, raisins, peanut butter, chocolate, light cherry, and Belgian yeast.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Josh for picking me up this Growler! Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, lighter cherries, and some fainter fruitiness. Tastes of cherries (stronger than the aromas), chocolate, and some vanilla. Chocolate covered cherries. Smooth and very drinkable with the alcohol content well hidden.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz hand bottle (big thanks to hopdog for this trade bonus beer) pours dark with tan head. The aroma is full assertive and drool inducing yumminess lofting up soft dense billows of rich chocolate, raisins, mildly tart red grapes, spicy oak and rich molasses. The taste is just as yummy with rich chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla sweetness, more chocolate and some tart grape notes. Midway and to the finish some spicy oak is noticed along with pleasing chocolaty goodness.
slowrunner77 (7082) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots going on here, but it’s all done delicately. Kudos for that. Coulda been a mess, but Burnside can pull off all kinds a crazy crap. A dark brown porter...light roast, pecan, very light smoke, whiskey, cherry. Semi sweet and dry. I’d get more."
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to thirdeye11, dark amber in color with aroma of cashew butter, cherries and chocolate, flavors of cocoa, cherry, nutshells, basements, nice
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this hand bottle from the Iron Hill Media location. This beer was drank after it had warmed up quite a bit, which I think was a good thing.
The beer pours a very dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is peanut butter and cherries. Very strange but also very nice.
The flavor is peanut butter, cherries, roasted malt and some chocolate. This beer tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter- cherry stout. I have never had anything quite like it, but I really enjoyed it.
Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Handbottle thanks to my buddy jyoungsbcp!) very deep ruby-garnet color with few tan bubbles. Nose of fresh peanut butter, cherry, sweet malt and chocolate. Taste of cherry, pipe tobacco, sweet chocolate, nutty, peanut butter, with a creamy body. Unique and good beer!
egajdzis (5574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, sweet cherries, and light spices. Taste of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, cherries, light spices, and a semi-sweet finish.
markwise (4750) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is chocolate, cacao, slight roast, milk chocolate, and slight fruit presence. Flavor is similar with lingering sweet chocolate into the finish. Very enjoyable.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Josh. Pours a deep almost black with a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, cherry and light Belgian yeast character. Flavor of tart cherry dark chocolate, Belgian yeast and caramel.