maxwelldeux (3750) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. The smell is one of the worst things I have ever put near my nose, and I used to work with some nasty shit in a chemistry lab. The smell is sickeningly sweet and SUPER cherry, like cough syrup. And not good cough syrup. The chocolate comes through underneath in the taste, but the cherries are the first thing you get. Not really a fan of this one. Oy.
kidmartinek (3742) - 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.
vtafro (3685) - 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.
Nekronos (3647) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. NIce to drink, smell and look to. Cherry smalls and creamy unflitered features all the time.
patrick767 (3585) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap (jan 6, 2012) - Pours very dark amber with a small head. The aroma is really dominated by the cherries. It tastes sweet with cherries at the forefront then the chocolate. The sweetness carries into the finish. This medium bodied brew is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry. It’s sweet but not cloying. Good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land.
Pours a deep mahogany with amber highlights. Nose is cherry and chocolate, as advertised. Things go slightly south from here. There is cherry and chocolate in every sip but it’s too weak and too sweet. Average mouthfeel. Needs more assertiveness and less sweetness in the flavor.
beerbill (3500) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours a clear deep brown that still allows light to pass through with a tan head. Pleasant aroma of cherries and chocolate. The flavor is black cherries with chocolate and a bit of caramel. Definitely a sweeter beer, which I enjoy. Medium bodied. An enjoyable beer for me.
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at mellow mushroom. Pours black with a thin khaki head though this might not be accurate since the beer was served in a refrigerated glass. Definite cherry notes on the nose but they’re more of the sticky sweet variety. Not getting much chocolate on the tongue but definitely more sweet cherry. Finishes clean. Not bad but hoping this was going to be better.
joeneugs (3404) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights and a rather creamy tan head. Holy cow, this smells almost exactly like Dr. Pepper. There’s a little bit of chocolate as well with mild notes of toast and fermentation byproducts. The flavor is actually pretty nice. Dr. Pepper with some rich notes of bread, yeast and chocolate. Full bodied with a nice, balanced cherry character and a sweet cherry chocolate finish. It reminds me of eating one of those chocolate covered cherries and then chasing it with a Dr. Pepper. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did.
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; from winter sampler. Really liked the original chocolate bock, so I hope this is at least near that level. Dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aroma of cherries, Dr. Pepper, with some muted chocolate and caramel notes. Definitely not an improvement. Not bad, but a bit messy. Some sweet and tart cherry flavor; not too "fake" or medicinal which was good. Some dry chocolate notes and earthiness in the finish. Palate was a little weak. Does get better throughout. Good overall.