PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown, almost in porter territory. Aroma and flavor are dominated by cherries. chocolate is more subtle in the flavor, and not really apparent in the aroma. A nice light, clean malt sweetness contributed from the overarching bock style. For a bock- not so good. For a fruit beer- rather good (but I’ve still had better cherry chocolate beers where there is less cherry and much more chocolate; see Appalachian Chocolate Cherry Stout).
horto008 (180) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rocket City Brew Fest 2011. Very enjoyable. It was like a malty cherry coke. Cherry was absolutely dominant on the palate but the dark chocolate and slight bitterness offset the sweetness well. Very carbonated and a moderate body. Interesting stuff.
GTAEgeek (1755) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Rocket City Brewfest. Pours dark brown with amber hues. The aroma is basically cordial cherries. Very obvious maraschino cherries and milk chocolate. The flavor is very sweet, like cough syrup. The palate is smooth and creamy, with a clean finish. Overall, a fun beer, with a straightforward flavor and pleasant feel.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Large tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry (half Maraschino, half cough syrup), some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some cherry. Smooth medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A dark clear brown bock with a thin brown head. Aroma of cherry pop, chemical and cloying. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with fake cherry extracts, not very good. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
HonusWagner (1977) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hits its target flavor profile well, but I’m not the biggest fan of the really sweet cherry thing going on. There’s definitely something to be said for making a dessert-like bock, though, and I’ll give BBC props on a job well done.
MadIndian (2716) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like regular chocolate bock better. Black pour with reddish hue. A one finger tan head. A strong fruit and chocolate aroma with a hint of vanilla bean.
The flavor was cherry, toasted caramel malts and nut. It was good.
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of a very sweet maraschino cherries with a backing chocolate note to cut the sweetness slightly. Flavor was strong with maraschino cherries with the chocolate coming out in the finish. Maraschino cherry note overwhelmed the beer slightly.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin beige head. Smells just like a cherry cordial from the drugstore, big cherry and chocolate, and a lot of sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy chocolate and toast. Light cherry. Nice and sweet, caramel and coffee, chewy, long smooth caramel and roast.