onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark brownish amber with a thin light khaki head. Aroma had some cherry candy tones and a little chocolate maltiness with a gentle whiff of roast. Flavor is much more assertive than the aroma with very flavorful tones of sweet cherries and milk chocolate sweetness, with a slightly bitter and/or lactic twang of something sour yet sweet. Gentle roasty tones compliment the sweet chocolatiness while bringing back that tart cherry tone.
notalush (4208) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Vine Street - fizzy pour - full carbonation in the mouth, just a little rough - flavor is fairly acidic up front, with a lot of tart cherry flavor (bordering on sour) - develops mild sweetness through the middle, but the sour cherry dominates throughout - cocoa is barely noticeable - tart cherry skin finish - this one is a fail.
Steve_0 (1395) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vine Street Pub. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Roasty, earthy, faint cherry, a touch of vanilla, wood, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is toasty, somewhat bready, earthy, a touch of grass, sour cherries, with a lightly tart finish, albeit a touch bland. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent stout, but my least favorite of the night.
Danyel (196) - Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark with tan head. Smells very chocolatey. Tastes very smooth, easy drinking stout, hints of fruitiness, chocolate upfront. Not much of a finish. Good.
Brouwerij (501) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At southern sun. Pours a dark brown with a finger of fine tan head. Good retention and some lacing. Aroma is cherry with dark malt background. Smells more like a fruit beer than a stout and certainly doesn’t smell the way it looks. Flavor is tart cherry up front fading into mild dark mildly roasted malt. Hints of chocolate but very mild. Finishes with a bitter and cherry aftertaste. Cherry flavor dominates. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, mildly watery texture. an interesting stout, though the cherry is a bit over the top. Not really doing it for me, but an interesting attempt to blend flavors. Rated a little higher than usual considering I am not a huge fan, but good effort.