spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth texture in the mouth with a hint of the famous tart Travers City cherry. A very solid mix of chocolatey and cherry makes this a fantastic choice for new pallets or as a dessert choice.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Deep amber color. Two fingers of beige head. Retention is poor, but lots of lacing is left.
2.0 S: Despite being faint, cherry is the strongest aroma in this. There really isn’t anything going on here. At all. Really disappointing.
2.0 T: Taste is pretty much the same. I don’t know how they got the beer so dark without imparting any flavor. Really boring.
2.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Not creamy at all.
1.5 D: Really disappointing beer. Other than a slight cherry flavor, there is nothing at all going on in this. Shame on you North Peak.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-16-2011 03:09:11
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate and complex soft hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting unbalanced brew.
beermaven (26) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This really is not a bad beer. I would not call it a porter. It has the aroma of an ale its not too sweet with the cherry taste but its not much else. Its head is rather flat. it is darker brown in color. It taste like an ale and smells like an ale. I would not call it a porter. I would call it more like a dark ale. Its actually pretty good and not too sweet. It just taste more like an ale to me.
jmikolich (1307) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bspot strongsville location, pour is a translucent brown way too thin for a porter and taste has no cherry until way way later almost minutes after a sip some light roast no real hop prescense meh
ContemplateBeer (1343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of bitter chocolate, cherry, caramel and molasses. Appearance is murky dark brown with bone head. Flavor of light cherry and bitter chocolate that finishes with caramel and coffee. Palate is bubbly with a thin body. Alright; not bad, but not one I will look to repeat.
jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of the 12 oz stubby bottle, it pours a brown mostly clear liquid with minimal head and lacing. slight ruby/cherrry tint but the color doesn’t appear too much altered by the presence of cherry juice. aroma is richly chocolate, roast, and tart cherry, with more hops presence than i expected. smooth and porterlike, with a touch of acidity on the dry finish. enjoyable but not exquisite. i appreciate the touch of Michigan cherries in a local brew, but it’s otherwise not an exceptional beer.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color with a cherry-red hue, minimal offwhite khaki head. Looks like a decent-looking cherry porter. Pretty good cherry sweet taste in the balanced dark chocolate aroma. Light, drinkable, not too carbonated, and a great sweet fruit taste. This porter meets expectations. A nice change of pace.
polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, metalic pine and a little chocolate. Very dark redish brown with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a below average brew.
johnnyoski (387) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty brown color with a small off white head. Light cherry, nutty aroma. Medicinal flavor, with hints of ripe fruit and a sharp, bitter finish. Well carbonated with dry texture. Billed as a porter...Really? This feels more like a fruit ale. Whatever the style its still a big disappointment.