chickenflea (340) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an effervescent dark crimson/caramel with 2+ fingers of tan head. Average lacing & head retention
S: Heavy cherry with some woody notes
T: Cherry juice with some booze warmth & not much else up front, maybe a touch of tartness. Winish. Cherry dominates along with a touch of plum hiding on the back of the tongue. Cherry juice finish with some booze sharpness, plus some oaky notes, verging on vanilla
MF: High effervescence. Medium-light body and a watery texture
Pretty drinkable at first, but has some surprisingly rough edges that stand out as you near the end of the bottle. This beer needs food pairings, although I have no suggestion at this time. It was very fresh and different. Almost like a rough lambic.
Serving type: bottle
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"more tart cherries than the Bellís version, which i also like. just depends what youíre in the mood for i guess. not a lot of stout qualities come through in this thinnish dark brown ale. just a touch of chocolate and roasted malt after the tasty intense cherry flavors. i like it about the same as Bells, but itís a totally different brew. this is a very nice cherry beer w/a side of stout, while Bellís is a stout w/a side of cherries"
bhensonb (11250) - 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
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a strong cherry aroma. There is a mellow cherry flavor, the Great Lakes version of Schaarbeekse, with a hint of oak. Very nice.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cola with white head. Big cherry aroma. Taste is great roasted malts with sour cherrys. Mellow clean taste amazing stuff.
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heavy cherry smell. Tastes like Belgian Red mixed with a bit of nice stout that gives it a bit of a chocolate covered cherry taste. This beer is absolutely delicious in every way. Itís a shame that this is a Thumbprint rather than an annual release since I would absolutely love to have as much of this as possible.
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brat Stop, Kenosha, WI. Pours a clear dark red with small pink head. Aroma is predominantly dark cherries, with a touch of sweet chocolate. This tastes more like cherry soda than a beer, but is interesting nonetheless. Body is medium with average carbonation and a soft palate.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: big burst of cherries, a touch on the medicinal (cherry cough syrup) side, dark malts, cocoa.
Appearance: dark brown / ruby color, good clarity, big khaki head dissipates to a ring fairly quickly.
Taste: lots of cherries, lightly acidic, low bitterness, light hints of cocoa and dark malts. Not much in the way of stout character, but a nice fruit beer.
Palate: medium body and carbonation.
Overall: a nice fruit beer, pleasant acidity.
baraciisch (1917) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with reddish tint... Aroma is cherry candy, chocolate covered... Flavor is chocolate cherries, roasted malts, blue cheese fullness and sharpness... Amazing
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harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been interested in this for years.
Pours a dark cherry with brown tones - like not a stout. Some surface light tan foam. Smells like cherries, wood, some charcoal and cola. Flavor is cherry with some cola flavors, a bit of cocoa, some wood and some raisin. Medium, thin syrup bodied with light on moderate carb. I was interested, then disappointed, now actually quite enjoying this one. I would like it alongside a dark chocolate brownie.
Serving type: bottle
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks!! Pour is ruby, off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of cherry, apple, light barrel. Taste is lightly tart, big cherry, light chocolate, apple. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.