Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. What is it with this brewery? This is the second bottle from Atwater that I have tried to drink and the second bottle that exploded with foam and then tasted like sour, carbonated liquid badness. From what I tasted this beer has very little body and way too much carbonation. No malts to speak of. I need to give this brewery a fair shake, but right now I’m a little put out. Beerhunter111 (20472) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
From tap. Das Bier ist schwarz und hat eine schöne beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Kirschen, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack fruchtig, reife Kirschen, dahinter versteckt sich Kaffee und Schokolade, nett! Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Light brown. Slight haze. The aroma shows a fair bit of pedio with maybe some roast notes. Tart, some cherryish notes. Watery towards the finish. Light roast. This one is too tart and the stank aroma is not cool at all. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2010
Draught, 5.9% as Atwater Cherry Porter. Malty aroma, not that roasted, but slightly fruity. Almost black colour, seems hazy. Looks like prune juice when the glass is almost empty. Almost no head. The flavour has a good cherry, raisin and cinnamon combination. There is a little tartness from the cherries, like good sour ones. The cherry is a little fat and vulgar, but that works well with the oxidised note. bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours black with a frothy 4 finger tan head. Aroma of tart cherry. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is tart cherry and some smooth burnt malt. There’s coffee as the cherry goes away. The whole is more tart than anything. It’s certainly interesting. Finally seems to finish a little chocolate cherry.
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured reddish black color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry roasted malt a/roma. Medium tart cherry malt and coffee flavor and tart cherry finish of moderate duration.
Good drinkable SWEET STOUT. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
12oz bottle. Small tan head that mostly disappears atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some cherry, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some milk chocolate, vegetal, light roast. Light-medium body, some stickiness. deyholla (11602) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured black with a brown head. Dark chocolate notes with an under tone of cherry. Flavor consisted of dark notes and cherry notes but they combated each other rather than mixing well. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark pour with an off white head. Aroma is sour, but not like sour cherries. An odd lactic sourness that didnt seem right. I did get a few hints of cherries but I couldn’t get by the weird sourness. And the odd sour funk carried through to the nose. Not really good at all. Too bad. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear dark brown. wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: chocolate and cherry aroma, light sweetness, hint of roasted
Flavor: sweet and tart cherry flavor backed by chocolate malt, touch of roasted brings in an espresso character, light tart fruity finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20