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Next Brewers Gone Wild! Beer: Paradise By The Dash Board Lights - A Doubly Blessed Cherry Porter. Yes, another variation of an Imperial Porter. This one was inspired by a Cherry Stout brewed by Fitger’s that we tasted at the Autumn Brew Review in St. Paul... although I now have no recollection of how it actually tasted. Paradise By The Dash Board Lights was brewed with our "base" Imperial Porter recipe with the addition of 840 pounds of tart cherry puree. I think it has a nice tartness... and a nice level of cherry flavor. Everything changes after the yeast drops out, we filter the beer, and also once carbonated.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Luxurious chocolate-covered cherry aroma. Authentic fruit nose, not candyish. Big roasty malt backbone with a distinct cherry tartness to balance.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1486) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tick courtesy of puddintane and his epic free beer generousity. Pours motor oil black with no head. Tan edges. Nose of chocolate. Taste starts semi sweet, faint sweet cherry, and finish is mild roast and astringency. Body feels a bit thin. I realize as I rate this I need more Cran-bic. MOAR CRAN-BIC! MOAR!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2012
finally getting around to rating this on my third or fourth experience with this brew. pours black with little carbonation and no head to speak of. aroma is somewhat faint...some cherry notes and an abundance of roasted/burnt malts. flavor has actually come together a bit more over time it still nothing outstanding. tart cherry, roasted malt, and an odd, almost cloying sweetness in there. palate is a bit thin but overall appropriate for the style. one of my least favorite from the overall high quality BGW series, but a decent offering regardless...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2012
bottle pours thick black with a medium tan head that doesn’t stick around for long. Aroma is awesome. Mix of cherry’s, big roast, molasses, maple. Flavor is big and roasty upfront, lots of burnt sugar and thin smoke lending way to a big cocoa and cherry finish. Bitter and only mildly fruity. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Poured a pitch black with no carbonation. Aromas of coffee and a hint of cherry. Not much coffee or porter taste however, the aftertaste is like the last bit of a cherry two liter soda with no carbonation. Might have been a bad bottle, but had real potential.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer is black with little carbonation giving rise to a light tan head. The head is oily looking as it finishes. The aroma is strong and super sweet. Tons of cherry and sweetness, not much else. A light coffee finish but this is all about the cherry. The taste is totally opposite of the aroma, tons of coffee with a very faint cherry finish but kind of alcoholic. The feel is really light, not a whole light going one. Pretty easy to drink. Overall, this is ok, great on the front reminds me of kre but drinking it isn’t as fulfilling as smelling it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle, thanks emacgee. Nose of light roast, dark tart cherries. Flavor is similar. Nice roast and cherry blend. Very understated beer overall and unlike many of the Brewers Gone Wild series. Good, solid cherry porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Thanks bauermj! Pours a dark viscous copper brown with a thin frothy tan head. Nose doesn’t have too much to offer, kind of musty with some paper, dry roasty malt, mild fruity sweetness, day old coffee. Flavor is similar, definitely pick up on the cherry tartness, just doesn’t do it for me in this context. Some bitter chocolate and spent coffee grounds. Palate is a bit tart and bitter, full bodied. Wanted to love

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, coffee, light roast, and black cherry. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle. I had this fresh, but can’t find the rating notes so here goes. Pours a clear brown color with a small beige head . The aroma is tart black cherries, dark chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of black coffee. The flavor leans toward the base imperial porter with nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and espresso. The tart black cherry flavors do come through with some warming and work well with the porter flavors. From what I recall, the cherry is more pronounced now than it was fresh. Some mild bitterness to the finish. Medium plus bodied. Overall, I find this to be a solid beer now. If I find my original rating I may combine the scores.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pour is black brown with minimal tan head that dissipates to a collar. Aroma is roasted malt chocolate and mellow tartness. Taste is tart and toasty malt and faint subtle cherry flavor along with a chocolaty backbone. Palate comes off chaulky subtle carbonation and dry finish. Enjoyed this a lot.


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