VastActiv (8811) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2018
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Color is slightly reddish dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, sweetness, some sugar and malts. MadRobin (3019) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2018 On tap at World of Beer in Bethesda, MD.
Opaque, near-black with a small tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cherry, roasted malt, chocolate, roasted coffee and molasses.
Taste of cherry, chocolate, molasses and coffee. Rather sweet.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation. Kavu (5805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2018 0,3l on tap @ Weeruska. Pours very dark brown with a high and lasting tan head. Aroma is dry roasted malts, some coffee, some cherries. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, cherries, hops. Good. Dogbrick (14768) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2018
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Black pour with a medium thick khaki head that dissipates gradually to a film. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and cherry. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, coffee, chocolate and cherry. The finish is chocolate malt and cherry. Decent overall. AWISLguy (3791) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2018
12oz bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar in Pewaukee. Black pour with a brown head leaving a ton of streaky lacing. Aroma has caramel, sweet molasses, cherries, roast, and some coffee. Taste is of sweet malts; caramel, molasses, sweet and tangy fruits, some simple sugar and some roast. A bit to the sweet side, but to be expected from the style. More than medium bodied, the blend is fine, but sweet, and there is a bit of an alcohol presence. Finishes malty, but tasty, sweet. Nice solid brew. 13.8
ttutony (982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2018
Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor fades into a sour cherry finish. Interesting beer nittanytide (290) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2018 Poured black with thin brown head. Faint aroma of coffee and burnt toast. Taste is cocoa with a little bit of cherry on the back end that worked surprisingly well. Not something I would bring every day, but worth trying. Svesse (9499) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2018
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8 Dec 2017) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, cherries and red fruit. Malty, fruity, slightly roasted taste with chocolate, sour cherries, chocolate, dark fruit and a slight tartness in a finish with a balanced cacao bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Interesting and tasty. It is what it says: chocolate and cherries, with a light, but fresh, tartness in all the chocolate and coffee. Nice one. blankboy (8080) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2018
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size long-lasting frothy light-brown head. Good amount of lacing. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and cherries along with notes of vanilla and coffee. Flavour's also nice, with more cherry coming through than the aroma suggests: Chocolate & cherries first followed by roasted malt and lightly bitter roasty finish. If I had to nitpick it's just a touch too sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good stuff if you are in the mood. cheap (6450) - CHINA - FEB 27, 2018
Bottle. Eye apparently thick rich dark beer looking fun stuff. First taste is a bonanza of cornucopias. Sweet, burnt, hidden, cloying, cherry. Has a metallic aroma. Difficult sweet burnt coffee, some dark bitter baking cocoa. Koe-koe-koe-hah. Sweet nearly cloying volatile stout impact. Cherry fades in the end. Just a little over the top, for me.