jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I honestly never wanted to rate any beer as perfect, but I cannot give this any less. Pours a beautiful black with a reddish hue. Nice 2-finger reddish tan head. Smell is absolutely mouth watering! Sweet, fresh picked cherries and chocolate. Taste is perfectly balanced with cherries, sweet cream, sweet tart candy, and a slight milk chocolate and caramel finish. Starts thick and creamy on the palate that thins out slightly upon the swallow. This is absolutely, hands down the best dessert beer ever. Absolutely gold metal, top notch, best of show!
HopFilter (6) - Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is overwhelming with fresh cherries and a hint of fresh cut oak. The flavor is primarily of cherries but quickly dissolves into a nice palate of cherries, barley and an almost caramel tinge from the oak. Aftertaste is very smooth with a fading reminder of the, ever so delightful tartness of the fresh Wisconsin Montmorency cherries.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- super ripe cherries, dark chocolate, dark fruits
Appearance- murky brown, looks like sewer water
Taste- super sweet/tart cherry juice, some chocolate, slight roasted notes, more cherry juice on the backend
Palate- normal body and mouthfeel
Overall- The first half of this beer deserves at least a 4 but the second half became cloyingly sweet and too one-dimensional. What I would consider novelty.
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bu11zeye tasting- Nose is cherry syrup, vanilla, roasted malts..Taste is cherry cough drops, cherry medicine, caramel, roasted malts..palate is tart cherry
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a deep-rich cherry-red-brown with a light, mild head. Aroma is of roasted cherries and earthy notes. Taste is lightly sweet and with a sour kick. Lively carbonation. Overall very good beer.
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another really tasty fruit beer by NG. Robust chocolate covered cherries. Deep rich nutty, roasty flavors and a nice sweet/sour cherry backbone. A little medicinal to me but still great.
brushfireantic (2) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly doesn’t seem like a stout taste but bold and fruity. Wish I could find it more!
Damico (2568) - 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 (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.