gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown black with minimal tan head. Aroma is wonderful, a fresh cherry with a hint of chocolate. Unfortunately, taste doesn’t measure up, as it is rather medicinal, with a cough syrup like ending.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour, big tan head. Wonderful aroma of black cherries and malt. Very natural aroma betrayed by very artificial flavor; almost medicinal. Decent, but not as good as promised by the first impression.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Henry’s Taproom in Portland on 6/26/09. Pours black with nice mocha head. Great cherry aroma with touch of chocolat e and coffee. Interesting sweetness with a smokey bitter finish.
FarFromHome (85) - Philadelphia, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft in Portland, Oregon. What can you say? Dark and syrupy, no head, thick chocolate and coffee flavors. A little bit of cherry in the aftertaste.
after4ever (6817) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at collins. pours nearly jet black with a modest and short lived tan disc on top. nice sweet candyish cherry nose. some roasty chocolate there as well. nice creamy medium body with lowish carb. big cherry flavor with a lot of roast. should be chocolate instead of roast imo. ends really really dry ashy and bitter. too dark and acetic.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Naked City. Aroma of tart black cherry over a bed of roasted malt and coffee. Pours dark brown with red hues and a thin head. Up front cherry juiciness followed by some dry roast and bitter chocolate notes. Lingering tart/dry finish.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Horsebrass Pub. I love Walking Man’s beers and this one was nice, but a little heavy on the cherries and a little too tart for me.
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with browned head. Intense whiff of cherry and roast barley from the glass. Juicy smooth mouthfeel and lack of carbonation are the most prominent weakness to this beer. Medium cherry flavor with some roast character.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma reminds me of grape/cherry cough syrup, pours like you’d expect, dark black. Taste to match with some syrupy sweetness.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub... Poured black with a thin, light brown head. Maraschino cherries on the nose. There was some chocolate and roasted coffee undertones, but the cherries were prominent. Think black cherry soda mixed with a stout.