JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by a friend. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, chocolate and a bit of an estery note. Chocolate malty flavor with a sweet maraschino cherry blast before a roasty and nutty finish.
Strykzone (6720) - 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.
vtafro (6680) - 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.
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Cherry comes across as a bit of cough syrup.   Otherwise its like a cherry tootsie roll from start to finish.   Perhaps a lot like that knock-off cherry soda from those weird grocery store brands.   Otherwise a bit of carob.   This one was way too artificial.   Just didn’t work for me.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, dark khaki brown color with aroma and flavors of Dr Pepper , couldnt pick out the Dublin in this though
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Bottle. First impression: "Holy crap, this is delicious!" Deep and ruby-black, this has not a lot of head. But the aroma and flavors are bountiful. Rich with brownie-like sweet chocolate, topped with some very well finessed cherry syrup. Brilliant. (#5401, 12/30/2013)
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ugh, I hate to say something like "typical mas market fruit beer" because it make me sound snobby, but...it’s pretty typical. Smells fine, tastes artificial and in this particular case, pretty medicinal, as well.
thirdeye11 (6070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught at Whiskey Cake) clear deep ruby-brown, few ine tan bubbles lining the edges. Nose of artificial cherry, sweet Chocolate malt, taste of chocolate malt, artificial cherry, cream, raw grain mash. The linger leaves something to be desired, but it’s not terrible. Just ok.
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black, rubied, with a thick tan head.
Chocolate and cherry aroma....(surprise!)
Taste is creamy, milk chocolate over cherries.
Cherry is just right, not overpowering.
Chocolate is velvety rich.
TheBeerGod (6011) - 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!