bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I did not drink this one recently, but this one was memorably bad so I came to spite rate it. I was hoping it would be a chocolate stout with a hint of cherry. Instead, it tastes like someone dissolved a couple cherry Tootsie Pops in an inferior stout. I am a man who likes his beer, but I drank half of one, opened another the next day to try again and show someone else how nasty it was, and then poured 4 down the drain.
kaser (4616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange white head at the taproom. Heavy cherry and cocoa aroma, taste is the same. Not much more to say
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a tiny white head. Smells chocolatey with tons of fake cherry smell. Taste is chocolate followed up with a slightly fake cherry flavor, which is surprising, considering the smell. The beer doesn’t lie about what it is, but to me it’s just a novelty beer, like most fruit beers. Worth the buy out of curiosity.
PartyFowle (733) - - APR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep copper with a bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells like bad-quality chocolate -- like something used in a chocolate fountain at a high school birthday party. Also, cherry syrup and light floral hops with a hint of something metallic. Bleh. A sweet beginning tastes of grocery store maraschino cherries, with notes of stale cocoa on the finish, leaving a somewhat unpleasant sourness on the tongue. Heavy peppery carbonation assaults the mouth and continues down the throat. Everything about this beer tastes artificial and manufactured, and I could find few redeeming qualities. I’ll be sticking with Queen Anne Cordials for my chocolate-covered cherry needs.
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a reddish tinted dark brown. Aroma was very strong. Sweet cherries, like the kind in drinks. Maybe some caramel and chocolate. Flavor was more mild, with brief chocolate giving way to cherries. Maybe a touch too much like medicine, but not bad
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with two fingers of off white head. Aroma is cherries and some chocolate. Flavor follows with lots of cherries. Very sweet. Not pleasant at all. Gross.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TH28 (285) - - FEB 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: light brown, clear, with little off white foam head.
Aroma: Intense bing cherry. Hard do discern any other aroma.
Taste: Light toasted, chocolate malt with sweet cherry flavor on the backside. Malt flavor is light and one dimensional.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, quite thin, with low carbonation.
Finish: bing cherry flavor lingers well more than any malt character.
Overall: This beer tastes as advertised. Malt charter is subdued, and body really thin, which lets the cherry flavoring overpower. With more malt character and body this could be a good beer. Would like to also see more of a true tart cherry flavor as opposed to the sweet flavoring in this beer.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Hazy amber color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherry candy. Taste of artificial cherry and chocolate candy.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Rich chocolate malt with some artificial seeming cherry flavor. Sweet and slightly cloying, but not bad.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz twist off bottle, part of the World Market winter 9 bottle mix pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is light haze copper brown with a 1/2 inch off white head that falls fast. The aroma is dusty sweet cocoa and cherry fruit sweet. The cherry fruit is almost a cherry candy. The taste is dull caramel malt along with the cocoa powder and cherry sweet. Cherry is a bit unnatural though not unclean tasting. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the sweet cherry cocoa finish. Overall, this beer is as advertised.
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of chocolate cherry. Clear amber brown with a beige rim head, no lace. There is only a little malt to begin this, followed by Bing cherry and dark chocolate, then a bit of bitter as it moves through a short finish. It does everything it advertises, but somehow, for me, it doesn’t work. Fair, nothing more.