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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Categorizing the beer John made is a tough one. He describes it as a dark, sweet beer with tart cherries. Heís been trying to get this thing made for over 20 years, and now he gets to put his name on it. Well done John, youíve done your name proud.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bomber poured a hazy reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, cherry and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cherry, cocoa and caramel with a crisp dry lingering cherry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber. Poured clear ruby red with a well-retained toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and biscuity malts with dank cherry and slight aspartame accents.. nice and earthy on the back of the nose. The flavor found toasted biscuits, nutty notes, and cocoa at the core, with sweetened and tart cherries surrounding.. more acidic and near-refreshing on the finish, save for a little too many sugars back there. Light-medium bodied with fairly filling carbonation.. moved well through the palate, and I enjoyed the acidity on the back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
thanks JohnPFox .. bought as an opener .. . dark brown prune .. mild foam .. . mild cherry, plum skin, and mild wort .. . light airy mouth and a quick finish .. . . i miss the word bong. i never have not enjoyed using it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2014
22oz bomber. Deep brown-red body, almost black in middle, but translucent edges. It works on some levels. The chocolate and cherries sweetness merge together well. The cherry begins to shine after a few sips, bringing you into Door County. Medium to full bodied, very easy going and sessionable. Not really any bitterness at all, this is all mellow, doughy malt with a cherry sweetness. Would be nice if they made this in sixpacks.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours to a deep brown body with a tall, thick, extremely lively creamy tan head. The aroma is kind of like a dunkel. Lots of brown malts with some lagery yeast and subtle cherry. The flavor has that dry lager quality. Almost like a European strong lager in flavor. Subtle tart cherry and lager yeasts. Up front it seemed lightly metallic, but that passed rather quickly and was likely due to the lagered brown malts. Creamy and thick but not sticky. Leaves the mouth watering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle - Deep cola color with ruby highlights and a light pinkish-tan head. Nose is chocolate, 7-grain bread, black cherry, and a little yeastiness. Taste is much of the same, grainy chocolatey malt, tart black cherry in the background, and a bitter, cocoa finish. Medium sweetness. Creamy in the mouth, though a bit on the thinner side. Wow. Gets better as it warms, and is tasty as hell as a dessert. Really liked this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2737) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is sour cherry from the fruit, cocoa and chocolate hints from the roasted malts, no coffee, minimal hops, balance to the fruit and malts.....taste is slightly sweet with heavy cherry from the fruit, sourness of a pie cherry, light cocoa with almost chocolate from the roasted malts, no hops, balance to the fruit and malt....mouth feel, medium body, no alcohol, slight carbonation and light acid on the finish. The fruit is apparent, but not utterly dominant, as so often happens in this style. The underlying beer is quite nice and could easily stand alone. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2348) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a clear dark brown red with an off white head and some lacing, aroma is sweet with lots of sweet malt and sweet grain, a little bit of fruit comes through too, flavor has a nice smooth front end with a tartness of cherries in the finish, kind of sour but smooth at the same time, Iím surprised by some of the lower ratings actually, this stuff is solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Dark brown with red hues. Nose of deep, dark cherry and cherry pit. Light notes of chocolate/cocoa. Flavor is tart to semi bitter dark cherry and cherry pit with a finish of bitter chocolate/faint roasted malt. Some dark fruit. Lightly sweet. Feels bigger than 6% in mouthfeel. Residual dark cherry and chocolate. Really captures that dark cherry meat flavor. Rather impressed.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cpetrone84 (1537) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pour is a dark ruby red with a fairly tight tan head. Nose has a bit of stale grain, light metallic note with a faint smoke touch and a bit of cherry. Taste has a dark malts, sweet cherry, and lots of stale grain. Not integrated, flavors donít go well together. Carb moderate, body is a bit heavy and extremely syrupy and slick.


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