tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark pour, black center with a slight hint of brown at the edges; nice, foamy, light-mocha head on tap, long-lasting & chunky leaving good lacing behind. Aroma has notes of musty cherry jam & cherry marmalade with a chocolate candy bar underbody & hints of brown sugar rounding things out. Taste is a mixture of semi-sweet cherry jam & milky, melted chocolate. Some light roasted malt notes on the edges with hints of brown sugar, nuts, & dry cocoa dust. The cherry stays sweet & never gets medicinal, which is good. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, though it may be my personal least favorite of the Abduction series (so far).
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at HMOG. Definite cherry and chocolate flavors. Just like it is named. Nice stout body behind the beer to carry the flavors. A little gimmicky but this is a fun try.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. The nose features charcoal, ash, tobacco and a mildly fruity component. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is ashen, lightly acidic and mildly carbonic, accompanied by sweet and tart cherries, and a nice note of dark chocolate. Lengthy, tangy-sweet finish with hints of cherry and cardboard. Very nice overall. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous BBB63!
pushkinwow (2485) - 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 (5693) - 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 (6502) - 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 (2181) - 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 (12398) - 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 (8279) - 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 (2072) - 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.