BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at 4th Annual Wildland Firefighters Benefit & Festival at the Pumphouse in Longmont CO. Pours opaque with a small tan frothy head and spotty lacing, lasting head. Aroma is dark chocolate malt (caramel, toffee, maple syrup) with slight tart cherry notes. Dark chocolate sour cherries, syrupy, moderate sweetness, medium acidity, low bitterness, caramel and maple notes. Dark bodied and creamy, lightly fizzy palate.
brokephibroke (256) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee amd chocolate dominate the cherry aroma. Initial taste is indeed sweet followed quickly by the sour cherries. Indeed more balance is needed to put this in the upper echelons of imp fruits. Having said that, three cheers for the local guys on thiis near miss!!
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crushed with Jakebra at the brewpub. Bummer. Got excited at first. More fruits on the nose than its cousin, but not necessarily a good thing. Ruins the wonderful bitter finish and the body is much thinner even if the alcohol went up. Decent but still nowhere near.
mmather (122) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the 2007 Boulder Strong ale fest (and the brewpub). beautiful combination of cherries, alcohol from the impy stout and the chocolate flavors from the dark malt. A party in your mouth.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Pumphouse Strong Ale Festival. Black. Very nice aroma with major cherry pie, but also milk chocolate and roast. Flavor is cherry pie. It could use more roast and malt elements to balance, as itís a bit sweet to me.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. pours black with tan head, looks amazing. cherry is loaded in the nose. flavor is overwhelmed with cherry and is too sweet. mild roasted notes. whereís the chocolate and coffee?
mofather (2) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught for Mountain Sunís Stout Month. Dark crimson color; little head. Sour cherry, malty goodness with medium carbonation. I want to hump the oak barrels this fermented in. Alcohol % makes this great!
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-Aroma is dark cherry-sweet, alcohol. Taste is dark cherry-sweet malt, tart. Mild carbonation.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2006. I am going to assume this is the same beer as the "Cherry Imperial Stout" I had at the festival. Near pitch black body. Small brown head. Nose is roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee notes and fruit hints, though I canít necessarily determine it as cherry. Taste is more roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some cherry tartness. Body is medium-full. Some dryness. Moderate carbonation. Ends with more roasty notes, chocolate covered cherries, and cocoa.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Growler poured anopaque black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, cherries, roastiness, vanilla and pepper. Palate was medium to full bodied smooth and slightly tart. Flavors of cherries, dark chocolate, light vanilla, subtle roastiness. a hint of smoke and a faint hint of coconut with a smooth lightly tartslightly dry lingering fruity finish.