MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
24oz bottle poured into a flute. MCCL pours brownish red with a minimal read. It is an ugly beer. The aroma is of dark fermented cherries. The taste is malty and full of cherries as would be expected. There is something else in there that adds a dark flavor to the cherries. All in all it is unpleasant. The body is thick and clinging and the after taste is thick.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-amber with a medium-white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is first and foremost Bing cherries, followed by dark chocolate, some cinnamon and subtle spiciness reminiscent of ginger. Further sniffs detect baking spices and almonds. A very complex and delicious aroma. Flavor is initially grainy - light wheat and hay - quickly followed by "light" dark cocoa and subtle cherry sweetness. Finish actually has the most cherriness - a lightly tart sweetness - of the whole flavor profile. Dry, alcoholic finish. Mild-to-moderately carbonated. I ím going against the grain and giving this very favorable marks, as I found it quite enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This fruit beer pours a deep red color from a 24oz screw top bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malts and cherry. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of cherry and chocolate. The hops are mild and a touch earthy. Itís a little overly sweet and artificial tasting, but its not really all that bad. Yes he is giving praise to an AB product. Itís a little weird that its seems more chocolate than cheery, but it somehow works. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle Pours a pinkish brown. Aroma of what seems to be artificial cherry. Ludens cough drops in the aroma with some sweet malt. Flavor is mostly this cherriness with a little bit of malt. Maybe it was the weird bottle, but Iím just not a fan of this brew.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark garnet umber color with a moderate light tan color. Certainly a cherry aroma with hints of dark cherries as well as cherry cough drops. Mild attic scent. A blast of malt, grain and cherries rushes in and takes the mouth hostage as the face grimaces and the backbone curls. The flavors really do seem to grab me and shake me around a bit. Iím reduced to taking small refrained sips. A touch of tartness in the middle, but Iím still thinking about sweet tarts. Like so many of the stronger A-B brews this still has a grainy malt liquor underpinning. Not nearly as graceful as it sounds.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy pinkish foam is the pour. Bubblegummish cherry aroma. Taste is lagerish overrid by cherry essence. Like a mild kriek though very sweet.
ScoWRee (355) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a ruby color with a thin tan bubblie head. Aroma of cherry. Taste is very sweet cheery, Reminds me of a cough drop. Iím not a fruity beer drinker but this was ok to try.
Palidor19 (2845) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It does have some quality that is worth mentioning, the taste is higher. Cherry is very definite, high malts, low hops and a very cherry flavor with some ricey after taste.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is not bad. It does have cherries but it also has rice. The appearance is amber with a medium foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma but with a sweetness that turns bitter. The palate is thin. Overall itís better than I was expecting.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle looks like the new designer DirtDevil vacuum. LíUber indeed. If only they spent more time creating the beer than making a cool bottle. Aroma is Tusin. Syrupy and sweet. So syrupy that my lips would stickto the glass with each sip. Ass.