Marheb (1177) - Montréal, Quebec, - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On a vraiment l’impression de boire un cherry blossom. L’équivalent liquide d’un gâteau foret noire. Assez mince en bouche, pas excessivement sucré.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. from who-knows-where. This has been sitting in my cellar since summer 2011. Not sure how it compares to fresh but this is mellow and balanced. Smells like cherry cough syrup and chocolate. Tastes stouty enough and finishes with a little acidity. Not sure it needed to be cellared all this time, but tasty nonetheless.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a medium brown head that slowly fades away. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry, mild oak, mild alcohol, earthy hops and light alcohol. Taste of cherry, chocolate, cocoa, chili powder, mild wood and finishes up mildly bitter and a touch chalky.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th December 2011
Opaque black beer with a tidy dark tan head. Palate starts slightly soft but turns crispy and semi dry. Mildly tart cherry, good dark chocolate - sweetened by the vanilla. The two flavours in good balance. Softish finish. Very nice!
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a short brown head. Short retention and minimal lace. Medium sweet aroma and flavors of dark chocolate covered cherries and a light roast. Medium body, soft carbonation, sticky texture, and a light sweet mid-palate followed by a light bitter, roasty finish. Very nice effort that has held up nicely.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s Restaurant, Mike’s cellar. Pours black as coffee with about an eighth of an inch of light brown retained head, and lace gracing the glass all the way down. Roasty chocolate aroma. Above average mouthfeel, a rich aged taste and feel. The cherry hits mid sip and builds over several sips. Very well integrated. Good drinkability for a higher abv drink. Dry and sweet finish
SDalkoholic (1769) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Henry’s in Eastlake: Poured a pitch dark black color while a brown layer of foam gently retreats its way down leaving the liquid naked without a head. In the aroma, my nose detects a bold aroma of bitter dark chocolate, roast malts, strawberry ice cream and only a hint of cherry. However, the cherry becomes more apparent in the flavor, but the roast malts clearly dominate. Also, there is a bitter flavor of chocolate, but in my opinion, the chocolate becomes a bit astringent. The palate is watery and as for the finish, there is a strong aftertaste of cocoa powder or the taste of ground coffee bean.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at City Beer in San Francisco, served in a snifter. Pours black with a minimal tan head that fades to a thin remnant. On the nose, there are nice notes of dark chocolate and cherries, along with toasty malts and a slight earthiness. The flavour is medium sweet with big cherry chocolate liqueur notes. It dries out towards the end, finishing with roasty malts and loads of dry dark chocolate with a slight herbal accent. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice cherry chocolate stout with a beautiful simple nose. The body and finish were slightly disappointing, however. 2012-02-17
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle $3.99 Dark black like a stout should be, decent head. Smells like chocolate liquer to me with only the mildest hint of a dark cherry, meh. The flavor was a little better, malts, dark chocolate but I couldn’t taste the cherries at all. I’m glad I only bought one bottle.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-09-2011 17:39:14
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coffee black with a thin cocoa head. Smells alcohol and some chocolate. Tastes slightly sour from the cherries...light alcohol. A tiny bit watery on the end of the palate.
jsquire (2957) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a short lived brown head. Dusty chocolate and cherries in the nose. Subtle sweet cherry with milk chocolate, burnt toast, roasted grains and some vanilla notes in the flavors. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Nice use of fruit in a stout.