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A dark wheat beer that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry…only better! Voted Best Overall Beer at the 2004 Ninth Annual International Beer Fest in Springfield, MO. Available November 1.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a light brown body with an off-white head that dispates quickly. Smells like opening a cheap box of chocolate covered cherries that are sold during the Christmas holiday season. Taste of cheap chocolate and canned cherry pie filling. Not an enjoyable flavor for a beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottle. smells like cardboard, cherries, and chocolate. Tastes like bad chocolate with fake cherry flavoring. Sucked.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Poured thin hazy brown...smell defies description...maybe if you had a cherry limeade and then vomited...tasted much the same...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2004
light brown color with almost no head. smells like a tootsie roll with cherry sauce. malted chocolate and mildew flavors that combine painfully with an unpleasant cherry flavor. this tastes worse than it sounds. the finish is horrid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2004
bottle-I saw this beer at Friar Tuck in Springfield, IL. I saw the label and had to give it a try. One thing came to my head, "is this going to be as bad as the floorsgarden chocolate?" Well, i never had that beer, but i herd the raves at RGSG 03. This beer poured a deep brown hue with nice smooth off white head, kinda like a nitro pour. ok, here is where it goes bad. aroma was slighly nutty, milk chocolate and slight earthy hop presence. flavors are yeasty malts, chocolate, butterscotch and some earthy hops in the finish. The palate was way to fizzy and over-carbonated. drain pour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
This beer is definitely not as bad as it could be. It is drinkable and there is nothing artificial about the cherry or chocolate aroma -- a lighter version of the Russell-Stover candies. Slightly bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Beer #200. I chose this beer as a milestone because I felt it should be something completely different. And this definitely is. Pours a light brown/gold with a light tan head that becomes rocky very quickly. Aroma reminds me of those chocolate or black cherry sodas you used to be able to buy for a quarter. Very chocolately nose, with a hint of cherry and hops and yeast. Flavor is very sweet initially, sweet chocolate and tangy cherries, then a moment of hops and a long bitter and dry chocolate finish. This is the first rating I’ve done in a while without using the words "grassy finish". This beer gets extra credit in the "overall impression" category for being so unique and experimental.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 Poured a rich amber color with a modest head and fairly durable lacing. Some sediment at bottom of bottle. Cherry boozy aroma, almost medicinal. Lots of chocolate in the flavor but the mouthfeel seemed thin and it had a peculiar aftertaste. Overdone IMO but in all fairness this isn't a style I go out of my way for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
Cloudy appearance with good head. Chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate! I couldn’t finish it because it was just too chocolate for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2004
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Pretty decent lacing. Big dark chocolate aroma, with a hint of sugary marichino cherries and a whiff of charcoal. The aroma really reminds me of a cherry chocolate cake that my mother makes. Bittersweet, unsweetened cocoa flavor with the mildly sweet cherries taking a backseat. Finishes rather dry and slightly bitter. Moderately carbonated. A decent offering, though the chocolate flavor comes off as slightly abrasive and chalky. Interesting, if nothing else.

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