marv3mania (127) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown with ruby tints and a thin, ruby-tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet cherries. Lovely. Taste is cherries and chocolate. Nothing unexpected here. Iím really enjoying this beer. Itís sweet and simple.
sodakotakid (212) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour a reddish black with a thin dark head. This is smooth chocolate bock with a great chocolate and cherry taste. impressive for S.A.!!
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pulverized chocolate and tenderized cherry flesh, there is none better. Aromatic utopia and a malty, decadent mouthfeel. The perfect dessert beer after a hearty, uneven cut of turkey breast and a dollop of mashed potatoes christens your stomach. Hang up those hops and hardbarked masculinity at the door and enjoy.
fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich aroma of sweet cherries and milk chocolate. It pours a rich deep black color. It starts of with a nice tart cherry taste, combined with a creamy milk chocolate that is not too sweet. It also has a really nice mouthful. I agree this could be better if it added a nutty flavor, sweet cherry start but sour finish, and a higher alcohol content. However even without this its really really good.
Stuedmaster (91) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh yeah, this is some good stuff. Excellent aroma of chocolate and cherries, rich but not overbearing. Taste is a good balance between sweet and bitter, with the chocolate coming through nicely while still tasting like a beer. I could drink this on a regular basis, not just the holidays. Even people that donít normally like beer may like this one.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12ounce bottle, single .. . pours a dark burnt nutshell .. medium foam and stuff .. . donít disturb me when iím cleaning my room! .. . cherry skin, chocolate covered cherries, dark cocoa, rat tail, and black comb .. . stick together .. . pretty nice, quite a bit lighter than the original chocolate bock 22 ouncers but the taste is awesome!! . . ...
quiet down dribble lip!
thebos (10) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Great cherry scent and taste. mixes well with the chocolate tones. Small brown head fades quickly, very dark in color. Not able to see through it in a pint glass even when held up to the light. Absolutely delicious. Was expecting a little thicker mouth feel judging by color...... but does not subtract from how good it is.
SilentJo (40) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a beautiful reddish tint. Smells distinctly of cherries with a very slight chocolate hint. Taste is about the same, with a nice smooth cherry taste at first sip followed up with a mild to moderately tart finish.
dlovell2 (464) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Came in Holiday mix pack. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of cherry cordial. Dark chocolate flavor then cherry flavor. I didnít expect to like this but I was surprised and really liked. This is a unique brew.
beerbill (3178) - 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.