jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber, almost copper. Lots of off-white head with major staying power. Aroma is super hoppy. Taste is dominated by the hops, but has a hint of sour cherry. Suspended yeast.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a brownish color with a small head. The aroma was cherry, and cough syrup. The flavor was sweet malts, cherry, nuts and slight hops. Overall, a tasty brew.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours a ruddy brownish amber that clears up a little bit as it warms. Thereís a small cream-colored head that recedes fairly quickly to a small collar and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is fairly nondescript but still good with the lightly toasted caramel malts with sweet sugar-coated cherries on top.
The taste has a hint of cherry tartness up front before the sweetness takes over in the form of caramel malts and sweet cherries.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of things with good carbonation and sugary sweet in the finish.
This is a very drinkable beer that uses the cherries as a light complement to the basic amber base underneath. Itís not groundbreaking but I enjoyed it. I certainly couldnít call it an American strong ale, but thatís just me.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a frothy, off-white head and a clear, brilliant amber body. Light citrus aroma, some prune and dark fruit, as well as caramel malt. Flavor is of toffee, biscuit, dark fruit and some woodiness. Not getting the cherry. Medium body, average carbonation, lingering prune, mildly bitter finish. No residual stickiness or alcohol. Fairly good, but missing some wow-factor.
LilBeerDoctor (3210) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a semi-hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, molasses, toffee. Lots of malt. Flavor is initially cherry/sweetness followed by lots of the caramel malt. Not as scary as the name suggests but itís not very good either. Itís very bland--all malt, not much else.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to zdk9) Pours amber with tons of fluffy head. Nose of molasses, light cherries, medicinal, corn and bready. Taste is very light hops, metallic, and lightly oxidized. Not as enjoyable as Iíd hoped.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to zdk9 on ba. amber with a thick white head. interesting nose of cherries, sugar and bread. decent on the palate. flavor is not that great, cherries and an off flavor of syrup.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small beight head. Aroma is tart cherries, caramel, floral hops and nuts. Flavor was sweet malts, slight cherry, caramel, nuts and some graininess with a crisp dry finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, cherries, citrussy. Tastes of cherries, caramel, some earthy undertones. Interesting and enjoyable.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, cherry, and some crystal malts. Flavor is malty, cherry, crystal malts, and a bitter finish.