blackflag321 (461) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to pint. Nice variation on the classic porter taste; the black cherry makes it different, but not so much that it is a turn-off. Yes, flavor does come around as it warms up. It was served to me chllled, but it should be served only slightly chilled.
Enjoyit (3447) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of fruits, port, spice and prunes. A flavor of spice, cherries and roasted malt.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle: Black, tan head. Unfortunately the bottles I had of this were infected, quite badly. I was expecting a mild sweet & tartness, but it was nothing but medicinal chalk & sour vinegar with a huge, ashy aftertaste. Smelled like old, sour steak sauce. Pretty gag-worthy & not what it’s supposed to be. I had the Imperial version on tap & it was much better. Will re-rate if I ever have this version again, non-infected.
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Anniversary party. Very dark on the pour with a dark red tint. Smells mostly of tart dark fruits. Flavors match the nose with a tart dark cherry fruit. I liked it. Would have liked to got more.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5370-20130520] 12floz bottle. Rich chocolate roasted malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting brown head. Roasted chocolate-covered cherry malt grain flavour. Full body. Delicious. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Rich malty porter with moderate cherry flavor. Pretty much what you’d expect from the name.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
More dark malts than cherry. Actually, what happened to the cherry? Doesn’t hold up to what it’s supposed to be.
HoppyBudgie (640) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thin head. Aroma og caramel, roasted malts and a weak hint of acidic fruit. Taste of coffee, burntout bonfire, black cherries. Nice porter this
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottloe at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with almost no head at all. Aroma of caramel, light roast and liquorice. Taste is moderate sweet, sour coffee, ash.Nice, but not easy to like.
Holmen2 (652) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Almost black. Aroma of prunes and cherries. Sour taste, reminiscent of fruit juice.Interesting experiment. A small glass for evaluation is enough for me.
koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at HopCat in East Lansing
Pours black with minimal head
Very coffee oriented in aroma, no cherry to be distinguished
Tasts, though good, is unlike the name. Coffee dominate, and the cherry is hardly an afterthought, though there is a minute amount after the finish sits there a moment