rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Amber beer with a beige head. Cherry and oak aroma, some chocolate. Cherry flavor, woody, oaky, sourish, some fruit. A bit thin.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a mildly muddled mahogany color (apologies for the consonance).
S: Pure cherries on the nose. A really nice sweetness and fruit note that is almost reminiscent of the Wisconsin Belgian Red.
T: The cherries come through strongest off the bat and are nice and sweet, but not artificial tasting at all. As the beer warms and subsequent sips are taken, a nice chocolate flavor comes out. This one has an almost tootsie roll taste to it.
M: The body is medium with a nice moderate carbonation to it.
D: One of the best of the Unplugged beers to this point. I really loved the great cherry flavor and the stout component underneath.
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate covered cherries. Flavor of chocolate covered cherries and a bit of woodiness with an oily mouthfeel. Not particularly stout-like.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as Unplugged from Bu11zeye. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is extreme cherry. Tad sour. Med body. Flavor is very red cherry with sugar and tartness. Touch of oak . Finishes very, very cherry. Nice stuff
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop a crystal clear mahogany body. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry (Belgian red cherry!), some chocolate, tart. Medium body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured dark brown color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate dark cherry and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart cherry sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer.
Theydon_Bois (11566) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, soured via an IP in ’Merica, 19/09/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is cherry forward, light chocolate notes, fruit cake, cocoa poweder.
Taste comprises sweet notes, lgiht cocoa, earthy notes, mineral tones, cherry and chocolate brownies.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Decent enough if a little over sweet. Wouldn’t have this as a fruit beer !!! Stout all over !
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish very dark brown with a disappearing white head. Aroma dominated by cherry (acid-y) and oak which has notes of vanilla and coconut. Sweet with fruity acid and a long lasting dryness. Very interesting experiment, but the coconut turned me off.
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-pours a dissipating tan head and deep red/mahogany color. Aroma is spicy cherry, some medium malt. Taste is spicy cherry pie, secondary medium malt, wood. Doesn’t seem to get the stout over the cherry.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich sweet cherry aroma with lots of rich chocolate,
rich chocolate and cherry flavor, nice sweetness is balanced by a light cherry tartness, the tart cherry flavor grows as it warms with the rich chocolate providing a great background,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20