Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From firkin at Twisted Jimmy’s. Wonderful aroma. Mild chocolate and lactose, with huge black cherry fruity notes. smooth aroma but quite complex in profile. Dark black opaque with no head. Medium light body with cask carbonation. Starts sweet with tons of chocolate and cherry flavors. Fruity, nutty, coffee, cocoa. Sweet and smooth with black cherry flavor (any more cherry and it would taste fake). Sweet smooth chocolate-cherry after.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with no head.
(because it’s from an old growler.) Aroma of cherry and cocoa with a little vanilla. Very sweet aroma. Flavor is strongly bitter chocolate balanced by the sweetness of the cherry. A nice dark roasted malt toastiness. Body is lacking a bit, but I feel that would have been better with a little carb. A nice desert beer.