sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark jet black, tan head, cherry and chocolate aroma. Taste is cherry up front and chocolate/lactose tart finish. Taste has that artificial cherry flavor I’m not fond of. I was expecting a little more from this one, too much artificial flavoring cherry. I finished, but will probably bring the other one to a homebrew party..
Stampion (182) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I didn't enjoy this. It's had the bitter bock finish and the chocolate was fine. The cherry however ruins it. It was that fake, cough medicine cherry and it was terrible. Sam Adams missed on this one.
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Dal9000 (234) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immediate taste of cherry cordial chocolate on the tongue. As you drink more the cherry flavor continues. Even a few minutes the tongue has a chocolate tang.
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Ron (2917) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was in the Christmas 12 pk I got from Dan. Dark brown pour, thin tan colored head. Aroma of chocolate and cherries. Flavor is sweet with some nice cherry accents and some milk chocolate goodness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable in small doses.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.
MattyKakes (108) - Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of a lambic style beer, although darker... well, in a bock sort of way. The flavors are very true to its name.
stevencon (507) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Deep brown chocolate pour with no head and some lacing. Big chocolate covered cherry aroma sweet pie aroma. More chocolate hits the palate but finishes with cherry. Thin body. Good desert beer. Interesting but nothing exceptional. Finish leaves a bit more to be desired but doesn’t have a bad finish.
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown and medium creamy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is cherry and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel with rich chocolate and cherry flavor. Good.
pdx77 (1469) - Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Dark brown with hint of amber color. Aroma is cherry cola and a touch of chocolate. Taste is cherry cola, milk chocolate, and sweet malt. Quite smooth with a sweet chocolate finish.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black. The smell is heavy on the cherries. Tastes exactly like cherry cordial. Finishes with a strong chocolate taste. Full bodied beer. Not bad for a one bottle a year thing.