bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Market in Portland, OR. Dark reddish amber, very dark, with a pink tinged light head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. Flavor is cherry over coffee and chocolate. Goes down well. Reminds of chocolate covered cherries sans sugar creme. Finish is dry roast with cherry and a little coffee. Surprisingly good. Might make an aperitif. Woke me up.
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice deep brown with ruby red highlights. Aroma immediately brings Dr. Pepper to mind, so not a great first impression. But let the head settle a little and chocolate becomes much more apparent. The palate is nicely balanced with sweet chocolate malt and black cherries in a decent balance, although this is certainly leaning toward being a tad too sweet. Overall I enjoyed this, but I do have a soft spot for this kind of "porter hybrid" type of beer.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Black, edges of deep brown, thin beige head, few rings of lacing.   Chocolate covered cherry nose, yet not as sweet.   Similar tongue, chocolate, cherries, with a little bit of that sugary syrupy sweetness, albiet not as sweet.   Could stand to be a bit bigger in body.   Despite not being as heavy as I think this beer deserves, its certainly better than I was hoping.   Surprising beer that I had tucked away in the back of the fridge for too long.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of cherries and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, cherrie pie, some tarte hints and a touch of roastiness. Mouthfeel is velvety. Very enjoyable.
riversideAK (6164) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Duck Island. Dark brown with red hues and a nice tan head. Had an aroma that was like a cherry tootsie roll, or Cherry chocolate Dr. Pepper. It smelt artificial. A little earthy too. This was like a chocolate cherry coke to me with a mildly earthy hop finish. I like Cherry Coke and Dr. Pepper, but this somewhat odd.
BuckeyeBoy (6154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a dark brown with a little red. Topped with a brownish red head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roast malt. Tast of malts and a little fruit. A bitter end.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Rogue Hero Pub in Bellingham, WA
Light red, dark black, tan head, light lacing. Nose of light medicinal cherry and some odd roasted funky malt. The flavor is very medicinal like the juice from a jar of mendocino cherries and a very dry mouthfeel. Chalky & overfermented. Not too good.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
4oz Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Had a nice cherry and porter dark malt aroma.
Appearance – Reddish Brown in color, thin head and actually was hazy for a porter.
Flavor – Wow this beer goes south fast. Has a cherry start then after a few sips this beer goes flat, with a dark chocolate dry sour flavor. Not a good flavor for this beer was chalky, and very off.
Palate – Sour Mouthfeel, Chalky texture with a dry bakers chocolate finish.
Overall – I was looking so forward in trying this beer that when I got it. I was very disappointed. I was hoping for this awesome beer but I got the exact opposite. This beer needs work. I just hope this was a bade keg and the others where rocking. I will try again at a later date.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a muddy brown color. Aromas of cherries, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a subdued cherry taste, not a big as I expected. Finishes like a cherry tootsie roll pop. Surreal taste, quite remarkable. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. This is a great beer.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured near black with red highlights and a light brown head that also has some red in it. Aroma has strong cherry and grenadine. Really smooth like chocolate milk and grenadine and some toasted malt to remind you that you are drinking a beer. Slightly like a cough drop but pretty ok.