WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer with nice cherry notes and a bit of chocolately sweetness. Nose really shows off the cherry chocolate combo very well, with the flavor tending toward cherry and then the chocolate coming through considerably stronger as the beer warms. Tasty, light, and flavorful.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin light brown head. Aroma of very strong cherries, roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, earth and a touch of alcohol - very good. Medium-bodied; Rich chocolate and cherry flavour and a lot of roasted malt with a super strong earthy and chocolate malt flavour that persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a very sweet chocolate and especially cherry flavour with a nice robust flavour and a good complexity and some subtle spices. Overall, a very nice and complex beer with a lot of cherries and roasted malt flavours coupled with some chocolate and very light spices. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a twelve pack sampler purchased from Stop & Shop (Giant) in Newtown, Connecticut sampled at my brother-in-law’s house in Milton, Connecticut on 27-November-2013.
mike67 (691) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 OZ bottle from a variety pack. Pours dark brown with foamy, long lasting, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of cherries; chocolate toasted malt, cacao and hint of spices. Body full and smooth. Taste is of cherries, toasted malt, cacao and hint of hops. Finish is long and sweet. Good desert brew.
Metalchopz (2015) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of their Winter Favorites 12-pack for winter 2013. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. The head is big, frothy, warm beige, has good retention and a little creamy lace around the edges of the brew. Smells like cherries at first, like Nibs, but after a while, darker malts come out giving some chocolate notes. Even hints of maple. The cherry is not as strong as their "Cherry Wheat" I had last night, but nicely balanced with the chocolate and coffee. A nutty flavours follows in the aftertaste. A nice blend of things in this one.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a malty doctor pepper. Not over done cherry nice malty block with a slight alcohol taste.
garebear22 (1) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: It smells like cherries and chocolate. Not really too surprising.
A: Dark brown color with a dark tan head.
T: Tastes like a dark beer with cherry and chocolate. I enjoyed it. Drinks smooth all the way through.
P: Medium body, smooth feel. Decent carbonation.
Overall: Tasty beer. I enjoyed it. Cherry and chocolate flavors stand out nicely. Not too sweet.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark brown with a tan head.
Aroma of chocolate cordial cherries in a box.
The flavor follows what you expect to get from the aroma.
A bit artificially sweet to me.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown to near black opaque pour with a short, dense brown head. Aroma is chocolate covered cherries, soft roasted malt notes, toasted dark bread and cherry cough syrup. Taste is chocolate covered cherries, soft roasted malt notes, light vanilla, cocoa, cherry cough syrup and maraschino cherries. Body is light-medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more chocolate covered cherries, cherry cough syrup, toasted malt, light caramel and dark bread. Not bad at all!
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this beer in the winter pack. A nice smooth, medium body with some sweet chocolate malts. The finish had a nice cherry chocolate flavor. Pretty nice.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-dissipating lt brown-brown. A-cherry, spice, cocoa-med malt. T-roasty/cocoa-med malt, 2nd spice (hops?), slight cherry in the background.