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.
Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma of cherry. Sweet/sour to the taste, coffee, cherry. Sour finish.
steeleliver (121) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 While called a stout, definitely tastes more of a cherry base with an ale. The malt background is superseded by the cherry flavor, which toes the line quite well between being like cough syrup and not tasting like cherry. While I personally don’t love cherry, it was very smooth tasting and the cherry not abrasive or sour. Color is dark red, beautiful with the light coming through it.
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome cherry aroma with some roast going on as well. Perfect stout characteristics with awesome cherry flavors. A perfect balance of the two!
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-ruby with a little bit of fizz, but nothing like the Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart. Strong aroma of sour cherries. A lot of sour cherries in the flavor, but it’s not too sweet. Maybe a bit of chocolate? Another excellent use of fruit by New Glarus.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 28, 2010
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
floral, cough drop, brown, clear, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is uniquely not quite a stout. I’d say this is more closely resembling the New Glarus Belgian Red. Lots of tart cherry flavors, but blends well with some darker malt flavors from the stout. I highly recommend this as a dessert beer.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared with BA’s CalleNAK. Dark brown color with a thick quickl y diminishing tan head. At first I made the mistake of drinking this too cold and it was very tart. But then I alllowed it to warm up and what a change. Great oaky aroma with a nice cherry flavor accompanied by a smooth malt after taste. Some oaky notes in the flavor as well. My first New Glarus beer and it did not disappoint.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at the brewery. Pours reddish brown with minimal white head. Aroma of Cherries. Sweet and medium tartness. Hints of malt and light coffee. Medium body. A fantastic brew! It’s hard to believe it is 6.5% abv.
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark brown/reddish color with a small and quickly vanishing head. Aroma of cherries and smoke. Strong taste of cherries, malt, smoke. Dan Carey is a GOD!