stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Incredible cherry base, very good notes without being saccharine, the chocolate notes are a little muted and dry, hops are quite nice in balance in the finish.
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out rich cherries and chocolate - like a decadent dessert. Flavour is similar, bringing out a decadent mix of cherries and chocolate - very fruity and chocolatey. Sweet, but not even close to cloying. Really great stuff I must say.
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holiday Ale Festival 2012 - Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Nice dark malt porter flavor and aroma. Chocolate and cherry flavors throughout the beer. Very good beer.
pdx76 (615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at rusty truck - very nice balance of chocolate and cherry with smooth finish.
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sylki (1) - Lincoln City, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
With the aroma of sweet chocolate and cherries, this beer couldn’t be any better. It’s thick, frothy head and red - chocolaty dark color easily makes it my favorite. Chocolate is the dominate flavor but cherries are defiantly present. I paired it with brownies and served it at 55 degrees. WOW!!!
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 Taster at Holiday Ale Fest. Is almost identical to a spiked hot chocolate, with a hint of cherry. Really delicious. Also had on draught at Roadhouse 101. Even better the second time.