shadey (1768) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. Black pour with a light tan film on top. Aroma is a weird off malty and a little sour. Flavor is a little burnt malt and hop bitterness. Finish is coffee. Perhaps the cherry is the sour I smell, but otherwise I donít really detect it.
Malty_MacHops (577) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly chocolate notes with only the subtlest hint of cherry. Deep brown to black with a cream to beige foamy head. Balanced, a touch bitter here a touch sweet there. Medium bodied with a semisweet finish.
jrob21 (2033) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at taco Mac. Smooth easy to drink. Nice roastiness. Light cherry comes through. Bit of a cocoa texture. Decent drink.
cduncan14 (52) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler into a pint glass. This beer smells like a box of chocolate-covered cherries! Itís actually much lighter in color than any porter that I can think of. Itís really a reddish pale color, definitely transparent. The flavor is heavy on rasin and brown sugar sweetness at the start, but with a tart finish akin to a sour cherry (or citrus peel). Itís a really unique flavor. The bitterness definitely lingers for a while, but thatís not a bad thing for me. Overall this is a delicious, if not terribly complex, beer. If youíre looking for something fun and different, look no further. Probably my favorite offering from Red Brick.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours dark brown with a deep amber golden glare and a small tan and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish to chocolate. Smooth malty, chocolate and light caramelish.
bytemesis (1484) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque deep brown to black with a medium tan creamy head.aroma is coffee, roasted malt, cigarettes. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, perhaps due to cherries, but its not obvious. Light bitter coffee finish. Medium body.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Taco Mac - Chattanooga. Deep, dark red, almost but not quite black. Smells like coffee, chocolate and a little it of cherry. Cherry is more apparent in the flavor, with a good deal of coffee and a bit of chocolate.
GTAEgeek (809) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Windward Taco Mac. Pitch black, with a ruby note. Milk chocolate, with light cherry and wine notes. Very sweet, with little to no bitterness. Light to medium body, syrupy and a little watery. Overall, this is a weak bodied porter, one-dimensional, but still not that bad.
toolatl (1) - - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Taco Mac West Cobb. Aroma like a typical porter, couldnít detect cherry. Taste was typical good-quality porter with a slight bit of cherry. Nicely done. This is not a fruit beer per se, but definitely a nice porter with a hint of cherry. Not chocolatey, but nice caramelly porter flavor. Was great with a fat, juicy burger. (Nothing beats a good porter with beef!)
Cybercat (2519) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a deep, rich sable with a fine-bubbled tan head. Smoky mocha aroma has a decided note of cherries. Rich flavor has fine coffee, roast malt, chocolate and cherry notes and is a little sweet. Texture seems thicker and more robust than most porters. Pick this one!