wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wakefield Beer Festival. Stout with a mild character but the fruit influence is just about evident. Very dark with a small bubbly head.
madmitch76 (12150) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
9th October 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Opaque black brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry with very light fine carbonation. Smooth and light dark malt. Super light cherry. Whisper of chocolate. Light dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 16/10/13.
Mid black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is roast malts, dark toffee, fruity twang, light cocoa.
Taste comprises berry fruti, light roast, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light roasty tones at the curtain call.
Looks and feels good, doesn’t hold much depth and no real discerning cherry flavours. Drinkable enough though.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Red/brown with a thin head. Cherry aroma with some dark maltiness. Flavour is chocolate and cherry. Too thin and fizzy. Not great.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, dark malty and light cherry. Bitter, fruity and dark malty. Bitter, herbal and dry. Bitter finish.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany brown black, muddy slightly nasty estery nose. Hint of overripe nasty cherries. Not nice sour, not balsamic, just bad. Doesn’t smell good to me. Slightly thin roast barley, earthy malts, "inadequate" cherry flavours, thin estery roast finish. Meh.
cgarvieuk (12199) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 cask at bow bar ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft melllow roast ... soft fruit nose... soft cherry fruits ... light chocolate nice ... but too thin ... needs about 2percent more abv
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with chocolate and rich cherry flavours and a sweet fruity and slight roasted finish.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Ruby Black beer with a nice-looking tan head. Really rich and roasty, with the subtlest cherry sourness adding to the mix. Acrid and a bit smoky, loads of flavour, lingering finish and a lovely bitterness to add to the fine make-up of this excellent stout, some chocolate notes late on.
pauljwhite (1) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from the brewery, 22 Dec. Rich, dark, nicely carbonated with a decent but quite short lived head. Malty, fruity nose, with a restrained bitter cherry taste, and maybe a hint of marzipan among the estery finish. Good body, easy drinking for 5.2% - grab it while you can, as it is a seasonal beer, and great for Xmas drinking.