ACHops (850) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub in Stevenson. Pours thick inky black with big mocha head. Aroma is sweet cherries and a bit of chocolate. Taste is rich dark roasty malts followed by big sweet cherry flavors. Notes of chocolate and espresso on the finish. Rich, heavy mouthfeel. Definitely not one of those subtle fruit beers, lots of cherry flavor here. Probably not for everyone, but a nice respite from much milder versions that are common. Worth seeking out if you are in the vicinity.
beernovice39 (3216) - Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Black pour with a brown head. Scent is fruity with roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is cherries to the point of being medicinal.
jimdeohio (4) - Amherst, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I travel to Portland, I try to go to Henry’s to specifically drink this awesome beer. The taste is great and it is strong enough to get your attention
baraciisch (2157) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of black cherries and roasted malts... Deep black in color... Flavor has significant black cherry notes, kind of artificial tasting... Decent
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Changed (363) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10oz pour @ Horse Brass. Pours black, with small tan head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is fantastic-- dark cherry and toasted malt. Flavor is the same-- not like couch syrup at all-- a nice subtle black cherry that hides behind a wall of smokiness. Espresso and cherry on the finish; moderate to low carbonation, long aftertaste. Reallllly good brew.
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great cherry aroma but it gets lost in the taste. A usually love smoky/burnt flavors but something here wasn’t working for me that well. Still a solid stout.
idedek (157) - USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely black color combined with a great cherry aroma. The taste is not good a bit of maltiness with a HORRIBLE fake cherry taste. The finish has a lovely bitter chocolate finish. Could be outstanding if not for the fake cherry taste.
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Henry’s 12th Street Tavern in Portland, OR. Pours black with a light khaki head. Aroma of bitter coffee and dark chocolate with a healthy amount of toasted oats. Smoky malts and espresso come through in the flavor but not even a hint of cherry comes through (perhaps overwhelmed by the smokiness). Medium to full bodied. Actually a really nice stout but completely misnamed as far as I’m concerned.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Light roast and light chocolate aroma with light fruitiness. Light cherry and light chocolate flavor with toffee and light roast. Medium bodied. Cherry and light roast lingers with light chocolate.
douglas88 (6609) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at henrys. Pure black a medium brown head. Sweet coffee nose, roast. Sweet, coffee, light fruit, dry and very earthy. Ashy.