rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Strange. Pours deep grown with a tan head. Big coffee burnt roast malt and a little fruit on the nose. Taste of chocolate, tart cherries, sweet roasty malt, coffee. Med mouthfeel with a surprising bitter hop finish. A lot going on in this brew!
briangray77 (14) - Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[draft] Dark, inky brown pour. A thin head even for a stout - more so given wheat blend. Really surprising aroma - burnt pie crust notes, tart cherry, and roasty malt. Tastes of tart cherry and dark chocolate. Nice mouthfeel with some roundness. Best beer I had at the tasting room that day, and worth a visit to try.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - what a pleasant surprise and a wonderful mistake! Haven’t enjoyed a beer this much in a while. Pours black with deep brown highlights. Pie cherry and pie crust nose. Taste follows nose with just hints of baking spice and a good dose of chocolate. Great balance with a nice tartness from the cherry.
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on nitro-pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt-anise, some cherry. Taste is tart cherry, dark malt-roasty.
drjay44 (2858) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewers Rendezvous 7/09/11. Pours a thin beige head, over a slightly hazy, dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is cherry, coffee, chocolate....taste is chocolate cherry, slight sensation of sweetness, finishing with a sharp sour tartness....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is an interesting combination of aromas and flavors with the heavy roasted malts being balanced back by the cherries. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
craftbeerdesign (2207) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampler at Strange on 11/19/11. black pour with a small tan head which lasts. great chocolate nose with deep roasted malts and nuts with a cherry background. med to full body with big cherry pie flavors covering the mouth with deep roast and chocolate malts. sweet finish with sweet cherries, light chocolate and deep roast.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery, sadly this was probably my least favorite of their offerings. Pours with a hazed deep brown with red highlights. Tan head atop. Aromas of cherry, acetaldehyde, sweet, cinnamon, floral, vanilla. Flavors are sticky sweet, juicy, spicy, pie cherry. Grainy and a bit musty. Mild carbonation with a strong lingering sweetness.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a large, frothy tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cherry, chocolate malt, and no hops. Flavor is cherry, dark malts and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at strange brewing, poured dark black with off white almost has a hint of pink in there, mostly tan head. Aroma has notes of slight sour cherry, toffee, chocolate, some other slightly odd fruity notes from the wheat with some roast as well. Taste is some sour cherry and slight pear notes, going into toffee, chocolate and coffee, finishing slightly sweet and also a bit bitter.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice black color with a small, creamy light brown head. Aromas of roast, light chocolate and just a hint of pie cherries. On the palate, this one was thin and light bodied, with just the barest suggestion of cherries. Kind of a disappointment.