cbfobes (2881) - 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.
ej (1254) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma of Subdued cherries, liquorice and mild roastyness. Taste is mild roasty with Subdued cherries and sweet malts. Very light hints of tar and leather.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Black body with a slight cherry red hue and a small light beige head. Aroma is salty licorice, mild dark berries, dark chocolate and traces of cherry. Taste is roasty caramel malt tones, toffee, hints of black berries and cherries. Very mild. Smooth body, medium carbonation. Good, but I wish for more cherries to come through.
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Arve_Christian (thanks!). Pretty black with a small beige head. Aroma is a strange mix of cherries and other dark fruits with chocolate and hints of coffee and some roasty notes. Medium body. Fruity and malty with a lightly sour and bitter finish. Decent, but not quite my kind of beer I guess. (2012-11-09)
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle from Cervezorama, Madrid.
Black color, good foam.
Aromas of vanilla, medium fruit intensity, roasted aromas, dried fruits and malt .
Medium body & complexity.
Surprisingly high sourness, good balance
jennyr22 (1) - - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
full body, creamy, sticky, long finish, coffee, black, medium sweetness, long finish,
sliqjonz (32) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Initial taste isn't bad, but after a few sips it's kinda horrible. Not much cherry taste. A little sticky.
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Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep umber color with a finger or two of mocha foam. Aromas are black cherry, roasted chocolate and some earthy compost notes... On the palate its a bit muddy. Slight black cherry cola notes get tangled in dark dirt burnt malt and a bit of off bitterness that I know is from the cherries but its a bit rich in the earthy notes and a little to muddled in the finish.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a pretty sizable mocha head that leaves behind some soapy lace. Nose of chocolate and cherries with plenty of roasted notes. Taste is pretty sweet with some roasted bitterness and a fair amount of tartness from the cherries. Pretty full bodied, creamy, somewhat active carb, with a tangy rich finish. Really good beer.