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.
EtTuCthulhu (858) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is an opaque brown with a large tan head that fades somewhat quickly although a thin layer does stick around, and the indulgent aroma blends chocolate malts, cocoa, and a heavy level of cherries. The taste fuses a high level of umami with a mild sweetness and touch of chocolately bitterness, and the palate is a very pleasant fusion chocolatey finish, medium body, thick texture, and a soft carbonation
beaz1591 (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flute. Great cherry and chocolate odor. Pours an almost black color but has little head. Awesome malty mouth feel. Really tasty beer but I think I could only drink one at a time.
BobbyAnalog (300) - 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 (253) - 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 (131) - 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 (5645) - .....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 (33) - 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 (59) - 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 (538) - 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.