shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Horse Brass. Smells like a Black Forest gateau, lots of black cherry. Not so much else. Taste is different, initial cherry is quickly replaced with chocolate and roast, at the changeover, itís a bit of a clash, but the roast lingers at the end, with a bit of burnt bitterness. Itís nice, but strange.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid, unique beer that combines the sweetness of chocolate with roasted malt and slightly tart cherries very well. Medium bodied, but with an aftertaste that lingers.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Walking Man in Stevenson, WA. Looks thin. Cherry comes out very strong in the nose, but the cherry comes across on the palate as tart, medicinal (cough syrup), and boozy, but without an actual high alcohol content. I feel it would be better as a higher gravity Imperial. The roasty grains are nice though.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had at the Walking Man Brewpub. Disclaimer: cherry is not my thing. At all. With that being said this beer was barely passable....OK, maybe it was not passable. The "fake cherry" taste just lingered on the side of my tongue. Cough syrup tastes better than this....
andrewje41 (1254) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark draft pour. Strong cherry aroma. Mild stout taste with chocolate and cherry flavors. Overall this is a great, must have beer. Very impressed.
Teddlet (12) - Magalia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruit in the nose, yet not quite cherry, more current fruit? Malt mixes and is quickly overtaken by cherry and a tinge of alcohol. As the cherry fades chocolate and malt sweetness rush in to the void before a slight cherry resurgence.
XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Henry's. Pours almost black, tan cap. Aroma of cherries, milk, medicine, chocolate. Taste is sweet, and a touch sour. Creamy, oily, and late dry finish.
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom. Pitch black color with muddy tan head. Aroma is deep dark cherry with a hint of roasted malt. Taste is dark cherry, espresso, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Only the note of bitterness in the aftertaste keeps the rating from being even higher.
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours black tan head. Big tart cherry chocolate aroma. Taste is medium body sweet coco and tart finish.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a stout to remember with lots of roasted malted character coming through in both the flavour an aroma and sweet cherries complementing quite well. Drinks better than a 7.2% beer!