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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A complex taste bud assault, nuances of bitter chocolate, cherry, espresso & malt throw a party on your tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Draft. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of cherries as well as light notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of cherries and almonds, as well as benzaldehyd and chocolate, reminding me of the chocolate Mon Cheri - not my thing in a beer. The finish is dry with the cherry note still lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1166) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 [when I did the originally review I sent it before putting int he numbers] On tap at Hose Brass. The aroma is "Cherry! Any Questions?" a good balance of sweet and black, cant find enough light to seee through this beer, to see if theres any reddish hue (dark even at 2pm in here). tannish head thats scant. the aroma is definitely sour cherry, backed (but not balanced) by roasted malt & coffee tones

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Aroma is fine if you like black cherry or pepsi. Taste is fine if you like cherry pepsi. Pour is fine if you like cherry pepsi. You get the idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
On tap at Henryís Tavern. Pours a darker reddish brown without much of a head. The nose is full of, well, black cherry. Sweet and fruity, with that strong cherry acidity. Theres some roast and some small dry chocolate. The mouthfeel is fuller and creamier with subtle fullness. Flavors are in line with the nose. Really opens up as it warms. The cherry is there, The chocolate is larger, with roast to boot. A nice smokey subtlety emerged. Lingering acidity is perhaps a bit stronger than I enjoy, and leads to acid the whole way through, but really nice to drink anyways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2008
On tap at Henryís in Portland--Poured a deep thick black body with a minuscule wispy beige head. Nose of robust chocolate, malts, and bright vibrant cherry sweetness. A super desert beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2008
sampled @ brewpub - the only "dark" beer on the menu during my visit; jet black with creamy pink head; aromas mix of roasted malts and cherries; cherry hints in the flavor are smooth and sweet and mixed with chocolate; a little thin, but creamy texture; a very nice stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
07-08 Road Trip with BikesandBeer. Had at Horsebrass Pub in Portland. Pours black half finger light brown head. Nose is nice and sweet with a cherry smell. Taste is very cherry, full of that flavor with a not much of a stout. It ainít NG unplugged cherry stout but its good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Had sample of this at the Collins Pub in Seattle. Wish I could get nother one so I could have more than one taste. It was creamy, chocolatey, cherry juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Draft at Walking Man in Stevenson, OR on 7/22/07. Nearly opaque black with ruby accents when held to the light. Medium ltan head and some decent lace. Cherries notable right off the bat, folloewed by some chocolate and roasted nuts. Smooth and creamy with a full body. Surprisingly , this isnít overly sweet. Thatís not to say it isnít sweet, because it is, but itís not cloying. Itís like eating a piece of Black Forest Cherry Cake. Not soething I would drink often, but as a dessert beer it would be nice from time to time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2007
On tap at the Horse Brass Pub. Pours a dark black color with a subtle ruby transparency and a thick layer of creamy tan foam. Aroma of black cherry skins, coffee, and dark chocolate. The cherry aroma is nice and authentic, bringing out the skin tannins quite well. Medium light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. The cherry jumps out on the palate immediately, assaulting it with a medicinal-esque sudafed like quality. I found the aroma to be nice initially, but after tasting it, I can smell a bit of the medicinal quality as well. Some dark smokey malt flavors take over from the cherries, dry and bitter with a chocolately grain husky quality. As the mild roast flavors fade away, the hops really take over, leaving a pithy white grapefruit rind bitter residue left sitting on the tongue. Well attenuated, exceptionally dry, clean, and masterfully created, but I find the cherry to be a bit too medicinal in quality and the hops to be too overpowering on the backend to fully appreciate the artistic construction of this one.

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