pdx77 (1484) - 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.
CVBis007 (54) - - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully dark pour with a medium, though persistent, head trailing down the glass. Smells of chocolate malt with sweet cherry. Not surprisingly the chocolate flavor persists and you get the cherries on top. Nice and solid.
stchloe (904) - 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 (10577) - 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 (5169) - 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 (651) - 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!!!