DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Fruit aroma. Dark coloured fruity and strong in alcohol with a slightly sour cherry flavour. A hint of bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown appearance with a tan colored head. Mild sour cherry, dark malty nose. Sweet and sour, dark chocolate malty flavor. Sour cherry and chocolate finish. Pretty good.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Denver Winter Brewfest 2011. Appearance was odd. Dark brown, very hazy, with clowdy opaque edges, and no head. Not appetizing. Gracefully, it smells better than it looks. Chocolate stoutiness mixed with Belgian fruity yeastiness and a whiff of cherry pie. Slightly sour aroma at the end. Flavor is right-freaking-on! Cherries hit first with some cocoa and mild hop bitterness bringing up the rear. Slightly sour, but in a good, sweet cherry-like way. The sooner this company starts bottling this stuff, the better.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. The name for this beer is...um...what? Really confusing.
Dark brown in color with a small tan head.
Aroma is cherries, roast, wheat, and slight Belgian notes.
Flavor is almost homebrew-like in a way, and by that I mean it lacks refinement. Tasty though still. Tart cherries, wheat, roast, coffee, and Belgian yeast.
Medium body and carbonation with a dry mouthfeel.
Decent overall despite the lack of polish.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Strange brewing poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of carmel, pie cherries, cocoa, light roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finmish. Flavors of pie cherries, cocoa, carmel and roasted malt with a smooth dry lingering roasty chery finish.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 [re-rate, originally 3.5 - they have made a second batch of this, attempting to recreate the original mistake batch - they did not succeed - the new batch tastes like straight-up cherry juice, and not very good cherry juice at that - abrasive and hard to drink - difficult to believe that their mistake was much better than a beer they intentionally made] Pint at the brewery - apparently, this brew was made by accident - the brewer intended to make some kind of belgian cherry wheat, but a large amount of the malt they use for their stout got thrown in by accident - however, as Bob Ross would say, "there are not accidents, only happy mistakes" - this one turned out pretty nice - the nose is mostly stout - rich dark malts, some chocolate and roast, a touch of sweet cherry - however, the flavor is mostly tart cherry and some tangy wheat, with only faint stout-ish character in the form of light roast and chocolate - tastes a bit like a tart cherry dunkelweizen at times - even a little sour - nice earthy cherry, despite the fact that it doesn’t use real fruit - it may have been a screw up, but it might be one worth trying to repeat.