bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cherry, sauna rocks, mustiness, and earth. Flavor of cherry, minerals, roasted malt, and grain.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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.
DJMonarch (9153) - 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.
Ratman197 (7633) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
BMan1113VR (7382) - 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.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 Draught as part of a flight, at the Strange tap room, on October 6, 2012
Marked on the board with 5.2% ABV and 46 IBU.
Very dark brown to black color, light brown head. Sweet, roasted taste. Light sour aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some roasted aftertaste too. Sweet and light roasted scent. Not really for me this one.
adnielsen (6220) - 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.
notalush (4178) - 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.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, 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.