Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Aroma of glorious stout: coffee, pralines, and a little hint of iron. Pours black with a bright brown lace. Taste is marvelous and roasty. Roast coffee and malts shine through with just the slightest twinge of sour cherry towards the end. Fantastic stout. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
First thanks to the Brass Tap and Cigar City for letting me have the opportunity to brew this beer for winning a contest at The Brass Tap. Second, thanks to Ben, he was my handler for the day and I was able to learn a lot for my first all grain brewing experience. Had this many times at Cigar City and The Brass Tap, poured a dark black color with aromas of coffee, chocolate, some roast, earth, and feint, I mean feint cherry. Big flavors of chocolate and coffee, at the back end there is a slight robitussin cherry cough syrup. You have to really look for the cherry flavor, but as you have 3 or 4 of them in a sitting it is more noticeable, could also just the alcohol playing with my brain telling me it is there. Personally I think this took a prime duce on the cherry flavor and was hoping there would be more, but overall a solid stout and would love to brew this again. I know I might be overrating this beer, but it was mine. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at CCB. This one had aromas of roast, some smoke, a touch of cherry and vanilla, and plenty of dark malts. Nice. I liked the dark body typical of this style, but the head was a solid brown color as well, which is very appealing. Flavor wise, there was plenty of roast and chocolate malt in this one. Smoke and light cherry round out the flavors. I would have liked more cherry flavor but hell, it’s a good stout either way. Cheers! weihenweizen (3831) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours coal black with medium brown head. Some lacing, thick body, and roasted malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, some cherry , and a bitter hop finish. Cherry doesn’t dominate and I enjoyed this one. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Tampa, Fl - on tap at the CCB Tasting Room. Tar-black pour, thick mocha colored head, nice lacing. Aroma has some fresh black potting soil, a bit of espresso and some creosote. Flavor has licorice notes, a bit of creosote, chicory, bitter unsweetened chocolate, but lacking in any cherry presence. Nice chalky mouthfeel. Nice.
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Appears 4 black w brown head nice lacing. Nose 7 coffee and tobacco. Taste - 7 very nice coffee and cherry, ash. Mouthfeel is resinous and medium. drowland (8764) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2/23/13. RBWG. Thanks, burg! Black pour with a nice tan. Nice black pour. Nice stout characteristics with touches of cherry and chocolate. Nice! b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Growler to taster at the RBWG Grand Tasting (shared by burg326, who made the beer - thanks Adam!). Looks good; pitch black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt and roast with a hint of cherry. Good on the palate too. Good beer. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Growler... RBWG 2013… Pours Zhukov-black with a small, creamy, beige head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma is a complicated journey through a maze of dark chocolate, fudge, charcoal, sour-cherry skin and crisp, fruity, high-pitched acidity. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The tangy, roasty flavor is constructed of espresso, dark chocolate, burnt malts, tobacco, sour cherries. Finishes tart and roasty. Thanks to burg326 (Adam) for sharing his growler and for helping brew this baby up at CCB! mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Growler at RBWG from Adam himself. Aroma of a sweet stout. Very light on cherries, almost medicinally. Still not a bad base stout. Enjoyable.