riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of dark roasted malts light cherry earthy cocoa and a hint of metal. Pours almost black tan head nice lace. Flavors of dark roast caramel maraschino cherry light chocolate. Lingering dry roasted bitterness. Not much in way of cherry or chocolate.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a light brown two finger head. Aroma is a malty and metallic. taste is light fruit, chocolate, and malt, light metallic hops,
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an imperial stout with some fruit in it. dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. dark roast, chocolate, mild fruit aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet chocolate flavors witrh some cherry, dark roast, and a mild tangy bite to finiish--good
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown in color, thick haze with a thin tan head. Light cherry flavor and aroma. The chocolate was like that of a light layer of dust in the brew, It was tasty but lacking of the cherry. Dark malt flavors this was rich but lacking of the needed chocolate and cherry.
CheersMate (1335) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from the Brown Jug, on Old Seward. Black in colorm with a decent head. Well, head is a bit wispy, but you know, it looks pretty good. A fruit beer? Hmmm....Iím not sure Iíd agree with that. Yes, cherris were added, and, yes, this is a cherry stout, but shit, how many other stouts dump fruit in their beer? Iím not sure, so, actually, maybe the person who entered this is correct. This beer has a funky canned-cherry aroma, with little to speak of in terms of roast, chocolate, or anything else that reminds me of drinkiní a stout. This beer doesnít do it for me at first, but it develops quite oddly, and over time. It starts out as this artificial amalgam of stuff that I canít describe, but then the roast, the subtle tartness/fruitiness from the cherries kick in, and then there is a long drawn-out flavor of roast and bitterness that hits the taste buds. Still, even after all of that, something seems off here. The carbonation gets in the way a wee-bit, and thereís something stopping this from coming all together, but hell, Iím in Anchorage, itís snowing, and Iím drinking this beer, so life is good. Decent, stuff, a few tweaks here and there should shimmy out the problems, one would hope. Plus, they should really watch the spelling of "desert". Also, before I go, the alcohol, per the bottle is 8.5%, but Iím too lazy to add that. Oh, and one more thing, the roast flavor is quite good, itís still sticking with me, and tastes solid.