Kevin (2069) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2004
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy appearance with good head. Chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate! I couldn’t finish it because it was just too chocolate for me.
JMerritt (1786) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is chocolate, cherries, and alcohol. Appearance is transparent reddish brown. Flavor was fairly weak with some cherries and dark chocolate showing through. Aftertaste was slightly bitter. Seems like a Mild Ale almost. Overall decent for something mild but not very flavorful.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2004
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reddish amber hue with large bubbles that produced a quickly disappearing gead and little lace. The aroma has a full milk chocolate covered cherry tone with a weird industrial hint. Not much else notable on the nose. The taste was in line with the aroma, just has expected, chocolate covered cherries again. Some mild bitterness on finish, but little depth beyond the initial flavors. Very bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thin and lively, very sweet chakly feel on the finish. This is not very good, reminds me of the awful Florisgaarden Chocolat Gardenbeer! Taste is overdone, not sublime, too sweet and coy. Sorry David, a drainpour after half a bottle.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2004 Noticed that this stuff seems to make a good first impression on many people but the second and following bottles don't impress. Maybe it's just a novelty. Would like to see O'Fallon work on this. Good concept.
Really enjoyed this stuff. Had some at the Peoria Festival and bought a case. Pours a deep reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma is definitely chocolate covered cherries. The body wasn't as full and thick and creamy as it should have been but it was good. The flavor carried the chocolate covered cherries sensation but in a subtle, not cloying, way. Great drink.