Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at global brew. Very dark and clear with some red. A nice one finger tan head. Both the aroma and flavor chocolate first and then cherries. It is uncomplicated but nice. A creamy rich feel. This is one of those beers that would make a nice gateway into craft.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Grapevine. Pours out a brownish red color with a tan head on it. Smell is mostly cherry with a little bit of chocolate in the finish. Taste is sweet - too sweet - with a load of cherries and chocolate mixed together. No hop / alcohol noted. Interesting concept, but too sweet for my tastes. Smells and looks awesome. Drinks.....not so much.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of cherry cordial, cheap cocktail cherries and light cocoa. Medium body.
yackery (156) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint draught. After a nice display, the head dissolves to thin brown sand covering most of the center with a drift ring around the glass leaving some frosty lacing over a dark red body some shades lighter than opaque. Aroma is cherry bomb with some apple and vanilla chocolate notes. Taste delivers strong chocolate and cherry cough syrup. Taste is masked by the aroma, but that’s all good. But the taste is sweet. Palate is creamy and full. Overall enjoyable as a cherry soda and minus points for slight cloyishness.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown to nearly black. Very slight head. Chocolate cherry aroma and taste, cordial cherry, as opposed to marachino. A bit watery on tongue. Decent beer, a bit sessionable.
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ TacoMac, John’s Creek. 11oz pour. Black, thin tan head, legs. Tastes like black cherry cola with a hint of burnt malt. Wild cherry lifesaver smell. An ok session.
vtafro (3426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Black pour no head. Cherry dominated aroma, almost medicinal in character. Some lighter chocolate, covered by artificially sweetened and medicinal cherry tones. Ugh.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2011
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap. Cola brown with a light tan head. Some chocolate and cherry notes with some sweet sour as well. Taste is purely awful: cherry syrup that’s artificial, sugary cough syrup with a fake chocolate end. Just horrible.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at my house. Bittersweet chocolate on the nose. Very malt forward slight roast. Cherry soda/subtle dr pepper tastes. Really well made. Nothing overly pronounced. Easy to drink multiples
blklab2007 (1965) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft poured a dark amber in color with a thin covering of tan head. aroma has chocolate, cherry pepsi, and some dark malts. mouth feel coats well with a good malted thickness. flavor has sweet cherry, chocolate, and gets a bit sweet.