jb (3427) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Again, rating at a bar, I don’t detect as much in the nose in that setting. Ron (4219) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Standard looking jet black with slight red. In a snifter, started with a gorgeous head, quite attractive. Nose is slight cherry along with roasted notes. Palate is not extremely complex but thick, whit a slightly tart cherry edge, especially as it warms. Pretty drinkable.
On tap at Tap and Mallet. This goblet of beer came with a black color with a touch of red at the edges and almost no head at all. The aroma was sour cherry, a touch of malt and a hint of molasses. The flavor was an intriguing mix of roasty malts and tangy cherry with a malty middle and a long light cherry finish. Very interesting. Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body, medium creamy light brown head. Light roasty, chocolaty aroma. Inky body with tannic, slightly tart cherry, on the dry side with modest sweetness. Enjoyable but safe. rocbyter (2167) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Strong malt aroma with a very light amount of cherry. Black color with a medium brown head. Sweet beginning with a light bitter finish. blackflag321 (704) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft in snifter; I didn’t pick up chocolate, cherry, or any fruitiness. All in all it was a decent imperial stout that I would drink when available.
BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Draft. Deep black color. Smells of cherry and booze. Tastes like a chocolate covered cherry with a tart finish. Lighter then I’d expect. Really good MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
A Sim rate (on tap at Idle Hands, NYC): Smells like mon cherie chocolates. Like a treat that seems good in theory but actually turns out to be a sweet and bitter mistake. Flavour is nicely sweet & sour with cherry, chocolate & caramel. The flavours don’t ever properly mix but mingle side-by-side in a way that leaves the palate undecided. Enjoyed it, but don’t think I’d have another. BREWMUSKCLES (2749) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
smooth and substantial in body. sweet enough and chocolate with some hop initially. cherry flavor and finish makes you think you had cherry right with the vine still attached. nice clean brew that morphs through the flavor pattern and takes you for a little ride then lets you down a little sharp. hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Smells a bit tart, not quite sour. You know those sour warheads? Or sour gushers? Well I dont think ive had them but I imagine the sour in those is similar to the sour in this. Not very sour. Not blue. I like arrested development though and tobias is awesome. So this misadvertisement will be overlooked. There are not any cherries either. But this beer is alright. I like interesting things. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods Columbus Circle. Pours with a near black body with red highlights and a small tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are of cola, cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, roasty and a touch estery. Flavors are of brown sugar, cherry, cherry cola, chocolate. Somewhat aggressive roast character. Sweeter, nearly dried cherry as it warms. Medium to low carbonation, fuller bodied, a bit ashy and chalky. Warming.