zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown, with a tan/white head. Aromas of malt and cherries. Flavor is malt, cherries, and chocolate.
Very unique and good, but not great. I’m glad I was able to try it. Thanks to Dough77 for including this in a trade.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent is what it advertises, pleasant cherry and chocolate, and as DocLock states, red licorice. Brown color with a q;uickly diminishing head. Immediate change of cherry which finishes with a strong scent of chocolate. Very unique for an ale. A bit to thin but good nonetheless.
DocLock (8988) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to beerhandy for this. Pours turbid orange/ruby with medium white head. Aroma of malt, cherries, red licorice, cognac, and barnyard. Tastes malty, chocolatey, with some cherries, hops, and cognac at the finish. I liked this one a bit more than the average rating. It does tasts very chocolatey and cherryish. A little discumbobulated, but unique.
beerlover1000 (1) - st. peters, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great breakfast beer if there is such a thing. You could also drink it as a dessert. This is a very delicious beer, unlike anything I’ve had before. I really recommed it although I can’t drink more than about 3 in one sitting. It seems very filling.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a light brown hazy brew with a thin head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was remarkable both chocolate and cherries both evident with alcohol notes. The taste was bad it was if they added chocolate and cherry extract to Budweiser. It was way to thin for these powerful flavors . This recipe needs work. I would like its aroma on an imperial strength porter! I am going to the garage to start brewing now!
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark brown, with a rapidly diminishing off-white head and a chocolate aroma. The taste is a tad odd, with the cherry flavor being present at the onset, bur with a big chocolate finish.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Pours brown, with an off white head that leaves pretty quickly. The beer is quite fragrant. It really does smell like chocolate covered cherries. I think it smells good. The flavor is cherries, cherries, semi-sweet chocolate covered cherries, cherries, and then a dry, cherry finish. This is not a complex beer, but it does have a a nice aroma, enjoyable, though simple, flavor , and a finish helped by the hops. The finish is not bitter by any means, but it is abrupt (this could be cloyingly sweet) and there are some floral notes from the hops. It would be a good dessert beer and, though it is basic, it is certainly not a horrible beer as some would have you believe. If you like holiday beers, other flavored beers, of even Dark Lord, you accept the fact that brewers add non-typical flavors to beer. This is the case in this beer. On another note, the O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate Ale creates a candy flavored, fragrant burp. When I finsihed, their were a few small blobs of what tasted to be a bitter baking chocolate. Interesting!
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours brown out of the bottle. You can smell the cherries before you even hold it to your nose. The flavor is as advertised, cherries and chocolate. It kinda tastes like a yoohoo with cherry syrup in it. Who thought cherries and chocolate would be good in a beer? You can’t finish a bottle the taste is to awful.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle purchased in Moline, IL. I’ve heard that men do not like cherry flavor. Men like pumpkin and apple. Keep that in mind if you want a scented candle. Maybe the reason that the ratebeerians dismiss this ale is because it is so sweet and had a striking lack of hop flavor. It pours a murky brown (due to the generous amount of yeast in the bottle. I shall capture this and streak it on an agar plate so as to culture my own clone. The head is nice and hangs in there. The aroma smells like a Hershey bar, so maybe the chocholate elitists prefer semi-sweet. The cherry flavor is huge, so the combination is not unlike drinking a chocholate covered cherry squashed into your ale. definitely the most oil I’ve ever had in a beer and that would be the cocoa oil. really different, lighter than chocolate-cherry kijafa. Becomes much more aromatic (if you can believe it) upon warming. This is a must-smell ale for those who have a beer nose.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Like a cherry tootsie roll. Otherwise bland and quite boring. Kind of cherry cough drop aftertaste. Pale brownish.