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.
mabel (5371) - 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 (2556) - 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 (606) - 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 (4865) - 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 (409) - 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 (429) - 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
Japalo (1046) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Guren. Black with a dark-purple edge. Half finger mocca foam. Very roasted malts. Coffee notes. The cherry aromas are well hiding. Nice brew.
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head that recedes quickly. Big chocolate aroma with a background of fruit, anise, and surprising spice. Flavor is bitter chocolate with only hints of the cherry. Big and bold, with tobacco and fruit mixed together. Hop bitter holds the sweetness in check. Pretty flavorful porter here, bordering on a stout. Not bad.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-05-20. Black body, nice brown head. Aroma is pretty fruity, lightly tangy cherry. 7+ Flavour is similar, tangy fruity cherry over sweet dark malt core, mild roast malt undertones. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. Enjoyable. Bottle via trade with jprime.