Damico (2215) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a smaller beige head. The aroma brings potent sweet and lightly zingy tart cherries very pleasant and prevalent in the nose. The flavor brings the cherry notes as a backbone over the roasted malts, but they blend well nicely. The Wisconsin cherries are sweet with a very smooth tangy tartness that I prefer over the Michigan cherries.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Strong medicinal/cough drop cherry aroma with some hints of dark malts underneath. Tart cherry, malty flavor, some hints of oak. Interesting beer. It isn’t up to par with Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart, but it is a cool fruit beer.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost transparent dark brown pour with red highlight, small light tan head. Aroma reminds me of cherry coke, with slight cherry tartness. Flavor is very cherry forward with slight bitterness, and light chocolate and dark roasted malt. Lighter body with heavier carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this, but I also love cherry coke. I would probably prefer to drink the cherry coke than trade for this.
mar (4480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. amber pour with a cream head. nose is cherry, cough drops, medicinal. nice on the palate, cherry, sugar, different than what i was expecting.
wchesser (899) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold medal winning? Not by me. This is straight up cherry cola. Incredibly thin and bubbly. Big cherry nose and almost cloyingly sweet. Very thin, like a dark lager. Tastes like cherry cola with some hoppy bitterness. Yeah, not good. Rare failure for New Glarus, especially from the Thumbprint/Unplugged.
hamilton23 (582) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with almost no head while having a fair amount of carbonation. Aroma is lots of cherry juice and just a hint of chocolate. Taste follows...very heavy on the cherry flavor and just the slightest amount of chocolate.
ICEatALAMO (784) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a deep red, but very thin for a stout. Taste has a hint of a lambic more than stout. Good beer though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to masterchiefMD for sharing this at my most recent tasting.
A: Brown (stout?), ruby-tinged, moderate head and decent lacing
S: Fresh cherries - smells remarkably similar to Wisconsin Belgian Red. This is really different than what I expected.
T: Cherries are the dominant flavor for sure. Sweet and tasty. I have a hard time calling this beer a stout. It drinks more like a dark cherry ale. I was hoping this beer would be slightly thicker and bigger, and not so overrun by fruit...again.
M: Thin, mild carbonation. Decent feel.
D: While it is pleasant, the sweetness becomes cloying rather quickly.
JStax (2403) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft into a snifter. Dark brown and fairly translucent with a thin, beigy head of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is intense ripe cherries and a cola note, not dissimilar to cherry coke. I get a nice chocolate covered cherry note in there as well. Decadent. Taste is a muted dark fruit sweetness that moves to a rich middle and on to a just slightly dry and bitter finish. This beer is right on the verge of being a little tart. This beer is fantastic. Definitely one of the best fruit beers I’ve found of yet. Thanks for the bottle, weihenheizen!
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge cherry flavors. Very light stout. Can tell why this is a fruit beer over a stout. Great non fake cherry flavors