ICEatALAMO (922) - 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.
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Huhzubendah (2492) - 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 (2955) - 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 Iíve found of yet. Thanks for the bottle, weihenheizen!
Ernesto987 (3664) - 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
kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light black if thatís possible. Actually reddish. Very strong cherry smell and taste. Tart and not very stout taste. Canít figure this one out. Complex. Too rich and sweet for this kid
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma fleeting roastiness and chocolate beneath nice vinous cherry notes. Flavor follows suit...its a bit like the wisconsin red with a hint of chocolate...good tart cherry and vinous notes with dark chocolate creeping in late. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a cherry chocolate finish. Fabulous.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. I would call this a cherry lambic/sour meets chocolate stout. Rich cherry aroma with a clear red-brown color. Taste starts with a fizzy/carbonated tartness, followed by mellow sweetness, and finishing with a ripe cherry sourness. Very impressive offering once again by New Glarus!
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super dark brown with a small white head. Huge cherry pit and chocolate notes with sweet vinous notes in the finish. The finish is like cherries dipped in chocolate. Awesome.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So I just returned home from a quick Wisconsin beer run. First, I tried the WI Belgian Red which I enjoyed very much, but it was a bit heavy on the fruit for me. So I thought Iíd take a break and switch it up with a New Glarus Cherry Stout... turns out, they are oddly similar.
Pours like a lighter barleywine. More clarity than youíd expect from any stout.
The nose is bossed around by the massive cherries. Faint vinegar, subtle roasted malts... a few suggestions of "stout" but honestly not much.
The production of this beer obviously doesnít differ much from the Belgian Red. The overpowering, tart cherry is supported by some light cocoa and toffee, barely.
As others have suggested, this beer isnít bad at all... just not at all what itís advertised as.
burg326 (3660) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle pours a cocola brown color, aromas of cherries, and thats about it. Flavors of cherry coke all the way with some vanilla. Doesnít have many stout quualities, but the beer is pretty good overall.