AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Pours a rich dark brown with a reddish color foam. Aroma is roasted malts with notes of coffee, chocolate and cherries. Palate is a little dry, but chewy at the same time. Flavor is sweet, bringing out the cherry followed by a coffee flavor. Pretty good.
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark dark brown color almost black and a tan head. Aroma was of sweeter chocolate, some dark cherries and light brown sugar too. Flavor slightly roasted, very sweet, some chocolate, and some sweeter light cherry notes too. A good fruit beer.
thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) near black with ruby highlights and few bubbles. Nose of bakers chocolate, cherry, cocoa and fudge. Taste of dark chocolate, fudge, cherry in the background. Thick to medium body, dark chocolate linger. Pretty good.
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured reddish brown color and an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry fruit and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with with a smooth rich texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly tart cherry and toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy tart cherry and sweet malt finish of moderate duration. Complex change of pace fruit beer.
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle many thanks to wnoble. Pours an extremely dark brown, practically black, with a nice tan head. Very roasty, lots of dark malts, some chocolate, cherries, slightly acidic, and tobacco. The idea of this is good, and the flavors are decent, but overall, this beer really doesn’t work well.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Vic. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head and light lacing. Malty with chocolate, coco, slat and oily notes. Minerals with a hint of vanilla. Light cherry fruit tones more in the finish, but as it warming these become more pronounced in a slightly grainy way. Good.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via Secret Santa. Pours with a pitch black body and a small, dark brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla and cherries. Some dark fruit, licorice, and chalky notes. Flavors of roast, bitter, tobacco, dirt, earth, husk, and acrid roast. No cherries. Dry and chalky with lively bubbles. Not my favorite. Roasted character is really out of step.
StefanSD (2110) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Manny57. Thanks. Pours a murky dark brown color with a big tan head that has fair retention and some lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with chocolates and dark fruits. The flavor is biter with dark biter chocolates, mocha, burnt grains and some cherry way on the back end. The palate is full, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering chocolate covered cherries. Overall: Unique brew-- much enjoyed.cereal,
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of cherry, roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, light coffee, and cherry.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Flavor was in line with the aroma, but neither had any cherry to speak of. This was a really good brew, but I didn’t get any cherry out of this whatsoever, which could have made this even better.