walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2009
poured dark brown to black with a big light beige head. aroma sour cherry, chocolate, malt. flavor a nice sweet sour cherry, roasted malts, a of smoke. this hit the spot after working around the house will get more of this. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
bottle shared with brewengineer. Awesome near black pour with brown head. Nose is tart verging on sour. But the flavor is fantastic tart cherries and rich milk chocolate and then even more cherry. This is a fantastic cherry stout. the silky smooth body finishes with another lingering tart cherry note. SiviS (40) - - AUG 8, 2015
This has a cherry taste from the start and keeps it going. This is not your traditional stout. No real chocolate taste and bitter sweet. This is a great beer to drink. Evelet01 (1) - Grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
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The beer has a cherry smell to it. Very light for a stout beer. Has a tart taste to it. nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Gusher upon opening. Black, with slight hint of deep red. Big foamy beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma, some very faint cherry. The taste is quite nice, tart and creamy at the same time. The cherry is quite tart and astringent, good but a touch artificially infused. Medium bodied, this is a beer I’d love to session. Not much roast, the cherry really balances all of that out. Underrated.
douglas88 (9059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2010
Another awesome beer thanks to Timbo, you are the man. But April still wins for the Cheesecake! Anyway, pours a deep brown/red color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet cherries, rich toasted malts. The flavor is similar; biscuit, lightly tart and fresh cherries, lightly roasted/toasted malts. A nice incorporation of cherries into a stout. Imperialize this bastard! superspak (5511) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of trart cherry and roast/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness and fruit tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited stout style. All around good balance and robustness of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a golden tint, tan head. Aroma of roasted cherries. Sweet cherry taste, with a slight bitter malty finish. Pretty good stuff. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle from Siciliano’s Market, Grand Rapids, MI. Dark brown, almost opaque with slightly ruby tint and medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sour cherry upront, some vinegar, cheesy. Flavor is cherry, yogurt, sour, vinegar, very interesting, but was it intentional
? Medium to full with nice carbonation. Surprising, I wonder what this tasted like fresh, good though. Suttree (6360) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2009
A little heavy on the cherry part of the equation and lighter on the stout part, but I kinda liked it anyway. Black with areddish hue and a loose foamy white head. Aroma and flavor both crisp, tart cherry and only a hint of chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly thin bodied, as well, Kind of unorthodox, but I liked it.