JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Very dark brown with a foamy half inch of tan bubbles. Rich roasted malt and a hint of cherry. Sweet roasted malt flavors mingle with mildly sweet cherry juice. Somewhat like eating a dark black forest cake. Seems quite simple, but no real flaws. Thanks jerc. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
intresting beer, some head, not alot, dark choc brown, coffee nose, some cherry on aftertaste, intresting flavour mix. Not my fav black oak but still nice. on Cask at Volo JB84 (652) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
Aroma of chocolate, faint cherry smell, very light roastiness, and also sour. Appearance black with a thin tan head. Taste of chocolate, slightly sour, mild cherry taste, bitter and quite sweet. Light thin with mild carbonation .Overall an interesting beer that is ok to try. RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap. black colour. huge chocolate and roasty aroma. very thin flavour and mouthfeel. i didnt get any cherries. overall not bad, just a little to thin for my liking. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry, and light ash. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, some dark fruit, caramel, and cherry.
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown color with tan foam, the cherries and chocolate come through pretty well in this , cherry pits on finish solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 smells a little like cherry, a little like coffee, though the latter is much more prevalent. Palate cimes off a little thin, not a huge body here. Pours black with big head that dies down quick. On tap at volos terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Milos Craft Beer emporium London Ontario
Looks watery for a stout
The aroma has slight cherry and chocolate in it
A little subdued for me but still pretty good
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 On tap @ Volo, Toronto
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2007 Version , fresh cask. Pours brown with good top.
Felt much richer than old 06 version . Plenty of chocolate, roasted malts less so cherry.
Old: Sweet brown malts dominate this scene, hint of euro continental hops behind.
Full , matured dark ale. Good , full bodied . For Starbucks lovers think of Raspberry Mocha but with cherry accents. Great improvement vs. batch one. Good brew.
Clean slightly vinous . Pleasant, neat woody bitter touches. Late fruit finish. Brewmasters excellence and detail oriented techniques are well shown. Almost perfect as dunkel goes just a bit boring / mainstream .
12 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Nice dark pour with decent tan head. Some Chocolate and cherry on the aromas. Smelled like weak cordial cherries. Flavor fell way off for me though. Flavors were still there, but just didn’t hit me the way the aromas did. Funny finish that didn’t really seem to belong to this beer.