anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ RFD, Washington DC. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty cherry nutty aroma. Sweetish malty chocoalte and cherry flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocoalte cherry finish.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dull dark brown. Has a light aroma of hollow malts. Sour cherry character and vaguely chocolatey malts. Bleh...way off what I would want in a beer like this. Not much balance.
argo0 (11167) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10916) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark reddish brown color with medium light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet cherry and chocolate. Medium to full syrupy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish. Soft sweet brew.
Lubiere (9303) - 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.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… Pours very dark with flashes of crimson when help up to light and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Great retention. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Smells and tastes like the chocolate-covered maraschino cherry included in almost all boxes of assorted chocolates. Totally artificial. Not quite cloying, but working on it. Bittersweet, chocolate/cherry finish. Not bad at all, just too artificial for me.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, cherries, some earthiness, and vanilla. On the sweeter side.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Aroma is a chocolate covered cherry and malty notes. Flavor is sweet, cherries, a bit too sweet but not horrible.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Maraschino cherry x20, chocolate, light vanilla, tart aroma. Flavor is more subdued but still very good. Tart black cherry, caramel, cookie flavor. Very similar to Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat in terms of the cherry. Great.