superspak (1904) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 11/28/2011. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing down the glass as you drink. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, toasted malt, cherry juice, and herbal hops. Some decent and pleasant aromas; with decent strength and low complexity. Taste of chocolate, biscuit, toasted malt, cherry juice, caramel, pine, herbal hops, and light earthiness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of toasted malt, biscuit, pine, cherry, and earth on the finish for a good bit. A good balance of the cherry juice is present with the malts, making it just enough to be noticeable. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel; with some prickly carbonation. The large earthy and piny hoppiness make this a bit challenging on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed; as expected for 5%. Overall this is an alright porter. Much more spicy hoppiness, and high astringency than I was hoping for. Not really what I would classify as being a porter.
thorongil2 (916) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) cloudy amber colour with small tan head; aroma of toffee and fruit; dry flavour with light bitter finish
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light cherry with a touch of chocolate and a hint of roast. It pours a dark brown that is more of a transparent mahogany when held to the light. It has a one finger soapy beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. Thereís some faint cherry notes in the background. The finish has moderate roast, coffee, dusty notes, and the slightest hint of tart cherry. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, itís not much of a cherry Porter as the cherry character is very faint.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dark ruby brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt and cherries. Light body with a semi-sweet cherry character and notes of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish color with a small white head. Aroma was dark malt and some dark fruit with a hint of cherry. Flavor was malty with the slightest hint of cherry and a bitter finish. Meh.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Reddish brown with a small off white head. Both aroma and flavor dominated by cherry with the normal porter flavors mainly overpowered. Not really to my taste.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish brown with a very light tan head. Light cocoa, cherry, caramel hints in the aroma. Flavor is kind of vague at first, but eventually I start to taste some cherry, brown sugar, roastiness, and some bitter chocolate. Itís decent.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
north peak dark angel. reddish black with small head. aroma of sweet cherry juice, mild grass and a touch of malt. flavor of some cloying malt and some earth notes. 635311
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a dark Ruby with a thin head of offwhite foam. Little head retention. In the aroma I get a dose of dark cherries with just a hint of malty sweetness. This beer tastes a lot like a cherry Dr. Pepper. I thought it was a pretty interesting beer and for the price, I donít think it gets much better.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz stubby bottle. Thanks Sean! Hearty, warming fireside brown character, with a twang of fruit acid. Flavors are solid and reliable, with a brown porter base showing of a gentle and balanced light cherry nod in the finish. A bitter cherry pit snaps off the palate. Crisp and rich for 5%. Nice work integrating porter and cherry without getting out of hand in any of the typical dimensions for trouble with a beer like this.