abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 355 ml bottle at Cardinaal. Pitch black with a small light brown film that laves good lacing. Butter cherry and roasted malts on the nose. Fruity roasted, sour and light meaty mouth. Full body. Dry tongue.
MeisterD99 (34) - Lansing, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looking for a dessert beer? Small head. Slightly heavy palate. Chocolate and cherries. Sweet, but not over powering. Great for Christmas, after dinner.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra from Mike, thanks man! Pour is a deep, dark brown, with a ring of mocha head that sits around the edge, a bit of a red-ish tinge when viewed side on. Pretty looking beer! Aroma is milk caramel, milk chocolate, LOTS sweet caramel malts, some ill-defined dark fruit. I really don’t get a ton of cherry here, but more a nice sweet porter with a touch of fruit. Tastes isn’t quite so nice, and really gets muddled in sweet malt, chocolate, fruit, toffee, vanilla, and the like. Finishes too sweet for me. Not a terrible brew, would be a bit nicer with a crisper finish and perhaps a bit dryer. Thanks again Mike!
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Reddish brown pour with almost no head. Nose is cherries, taste follows with some bitter chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Just ok.
Lowenbrau (3165) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark, some tan head, vanishing, flat carbonation, oily texture. Medium to light body, quite watered down. Taste is roasty, with strong cherries notes, quite balanced. Enjoyable.
beertimenow (22) - - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours black with a reddish brown head that sticks around. Aroma is cherry and dark fruit with a good amount of roastiness as well. Flavor matches the aroma with a lot of cherry and dark fruit, and a great roasted flavor that blends so well with the cherry. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Hopcat. Wish I would have picked up some bottles while in Michigan.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, beige head. Cherry aroma and a little cocoa. Taste is sweet and cherry with light chocolate flavor. Pretty good.
crajun (1160) - , Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle recd in trade from umich03jm (to glass).
I HATE fruit beers!!!! This may be my most favorite fruit beer. aroma of all things roasted plus cherry. Why this works for me - it isn’t tart!! much roasted malts and slight chocolate in flavor - cherry sweetness slightly up front and at end... Thanks Jason!!
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to northernbrews, pours black with a red tint to it with a light brown head, aroma is of nice chocolate with a little bit of sour cherry mixed in, the flavor has a nice amount of chocolate on the front end with a tartness of cherries in the finish, pretty rounded all the way through, pretty good stuff.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big cherry front, delicious and not overpowering. Not as earthy as a traditional porter, but contains notes of chocolate or coffee.