Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. A dark copper pour with little head and itbis clear with as much red as black. A very malty nose. The flavor offers a bit of hops with that malt. They are fruity and are subtle. This is kind of thin on the flavor.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of cherries, lighter roast, and some chocolate. Although thinner, I found this quite drinkable and enjoyable.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-12. Dark red tinged brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is tart fruity cherry cherry over muted porter base, mild roasty touches. Bit muddled but pleasant. 6+ Mild aroma, mild fruit over very mild porter character. Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Mild overall, but nice. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a redish brown color deffinetly not normal porter color. aroma is slight cherry no roast or malty aroma. taste is more like a red ale then porter. has some sour from the cherry on the palate overall not a good porter
deyholla (5889) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap during the Biere De Goord release. Poured near black with a red hue and a light cream brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had some tart cherries a bit of alcohol and a dark grain backbone. The cherries were a bit overly tart on the tongue, basically acidic. The cherries really battled the dark grains and it made for an odd combination.
shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the cafe in Ann Arbor. According to the rep, this is another creation of Ron Jefferies. A nice glossy black pour with a diminishing head of tan cream. The aroma is mild sour cherries along with the standard stout roastiness. A very approachable cherry stout, easy to drink in large quantities. The flavors blend well together, with the sour cherry notes accenting the beer, not dominating.