SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 ain’t NG unplugged cherry stout but its good.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isn’t overly sweet. That’s not to say it isn’t sweet, because it is, but it’s not cloying. It’s 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.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
IndianaRed (2640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap Pitc0h black with a thick ttan head. Thick sticky lacing. Big time sweet dark cherry aroma mostly eclipsing the dark malt base. The cherry cannot hold back the roasted smokey malt flavors. The fruit makes a nice medley as it comes through a bit. Slighttly mediciney like fruit extracts can be but it works well. A bit thin and a nice sofr carbonation.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Pours 1 finger tan head and very dark brown, roasty and sweet aroma of black cherry. Flavor is rich malty chocolate notes and a big black cherry sweetness. The cherry is amazing, it really tastes like you are biting into a black cherry. The cherry sweetness is well balanced by some coffee and hop bitterness on the finish. A great balanced fruity stout. I would love to have an Imperial of this. That would probably make my top 5.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Rose & Raindrop, Portland,OR.
This is a unique beer. It’s truly delicious if you’re in the taste for a little fruti infusion in your beer. The fruit is never overwhelming. Nice beer.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Collins Pub. Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is cherries and coffee. Full body. The taste says these are black cherries. Sort of like coffee with chocolate and cherries in it. Espresso and cherry finish. The cherries carry through without being overwhelming at any point along the way.
BuckeyeBoy (2897) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at BrewPub. Pours out Black Black Black topped with a tan head. Great sweet aroma of cherrys. Pretty cool The great tast of a stout with a nice combo of cherrys. Very nice..