pushkinwow (2429) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the 2015 Ottawa end-of-year gathering. A very dark Dr. Pepper pour with a light foamy mocha head. Up front a lot of sweet cherries, slightly earthy, vanilla, bitter chocolate and some oak. Moderate+ body, mild+ carbonation, sweet, roasted and boozy.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cough syrup and cherry syrup with light roasted notes is mildly enjoyable. Taste is a mix of cough syrup with cherry flavored syrup, quite a bit of residual sugar notes with some lactose. Body is full with creamy texture and good carbonation. Not a big fan of the cherry flavour in this beer.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, chocolate and slight cherry. Cherry and grainy malt flavor with a chocolate finish.
rejtable (2010) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 Xmas gathering. Pours cola, some head and some lacing. Nose is fruity and syrup. Flavours of cherry, syrup, espresso. Taste medium bitter, medium/big sweet. Mouth was fully creamy body with lively carbonation.
Lubiere (11917) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, tart bitter chocolate with coffee grind, musty character, cherries, coffee grind, nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee grind, light cherry notes, pleasant. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
djd07 (7178) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong vanilla, wood, roast. Medium mouth, chocolate covered cherries, roast, sweet, light booze, very good.
Atom (1970) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Simone’s pours a dark brown//black with a thin than head. Chocolate malt/shake aroma, creamy, light cherry syrup and nutty. Big coffee flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, a steady bitterness, light cherry syrup.
napdynmite (90) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cherry truffle beast. Smells of charred wood, cherries, dough, leather. Taste is slightly syrupy cherries, chocolate, licorice. Finish is slightly tart, astringent. Alcohol is strong from the get-go. This is a sipper.
Nickls (2165) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black pour, dark khaki head. Lots of roast and slightly sour cherries as well as cocoa in the aroma. Deep dark chocolate, toasty malts, roasted coffee, very slight tart cherry as well in the flavor. Medium to heavier velvety body. I think this is solid, though I prefer the raspberry version much more.
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and dark malts, cherry, light notes of vanilla, some hints of roast, lactose, and some light bitterness. Flavors not really the best blend of everything. Average texture. A decent beer but not the best.