hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I definately enjoyed this brew. Although maybe it is better described as a fruit beer or speciatly beer. Black in color with a nice one inch head. Aroma is mostly black cherry, tart and sweet. The flavor is all black cherry with a good bitternesss to it. It is the black cherry dominance that I really enjoyed. The flavor and aroma improve as it warms. I sampled a pint but I will definately get the larger size next time, and make more extensive notes.
Travlr (11981) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source 12/28/13. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of cocoa powder and coffee grounds. Taste is coffee and cherries.
Blairgus (2623) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28 dec 2013, tap at Triple 7. Dark brown/black. Nose is cherry chocolate cake. Med body and mildly fizzy. Very burnt toast with hints of cherry. Meh.
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dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is like black coffee. Poured black in color with a tan head. Cherry flavors meet coffee flavors.
Notes: GABF ’09
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-tinged black. Sweet cherry aroma with a hint of spice. Palate is bitter and full-bodied, neither fruity nor sweet, with a black cherry flavor. Very well balanced. Really fantastic.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells really good, just like black cherries, imagine that. Flavor is sweet cherry, with a bit of stoutness to the body and some dark chocolate notes as well. Really okay as a change of pace Christmas-time beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2011. Pours opaque with a medium-small, bubbly tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is an amazing cherry nose, dark chocolate, and cherry skin. Flavor is dark chocolate cherry cordial and a dry finish. The roast malt really dries this one out. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found my notes from visiting this brewery during my honeymoon in 7/2003. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a black color with a large tan head. The aroma was tart black cherry. The flavor was tart and sweet cherries with a sweetish malty base and a long cherry finish. Our favorite of the bunch!
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Overall nice, but nothing spectacular. Seemed a little disjointed. The aroma and beginning of the flavour were more gentle notes with some black cherry meat, bitter chocolate and roasted malt but the finish was a fairly burnt, bitterness like a dry stout.
Sammer (1042) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Triple 7 brewpub in Vegas. Dark pour. Light smell of cherries. Creamy mouthfeel, with a taste of cherries and chocolate. Mild finish. Overall well balanced and decent.
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th October 2008. Opaque black beer. Only a touch of cherry here but it is very well integrated with some lightly toasted malt. Nice.