Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Poured up on tap at the CCB brewpub with very dark body with mahogany hues and thin tan head. The aroma is big with a lactose like note mixing dark roasted malts, rich dark chocolate and a touch of black licorice. The taste is rich with pleasing levels of dark roasted malts, nearly burnt malts, some chocolate and then a rich cherry juice nectar like quality. It then rolls into smooth sweet nectar enhanced black strap molasses. Into the finish the cherry sweetness with prune and near raisin nuances keep pace with the various malty notes to make for a pleasing “sipper” like beer experience. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
pours jet black with no head. Aroma of Chocolate, slight roasted malts and cherries. Taste is a bit boozy, not over the top but alcohol is very present. thick and chewy, nice dessert stout Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sample at the tap room. Pours a flat black color with a thin light beige head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate and cherries. Rich and smooth body with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is chocolate cherry liqueur. Pretty good overall. dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at CCB. Pours black with no head. Big boozy cherry and dark roasted grain aroma. Lighter cherry in the taste, but lots more dark roasted grain and a nice thick body. Tasty and hides the 10.5 abv well. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
On draft at the Cigar City Tasting Room. Pours a typical stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, and some black cherry/ dark cherry. Flavor is similar with roast and chocolate followed by a burst of cherry. Medium in body and pretty nice overall.
kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Snifter at the Cigar City tasting room: looks and pours a pitch black with an aroma of cherry, coffee and the malts. Taste is lovely , sweet ( but not too sweet) with the 10.5 alcohol totally hidden. The weak point is its totally flat. Not that that is a problem for me personally. Great offering from CC! maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Big nose of plums, grapes, and some tobacco. Black, flat, no lace. Geez! Big deep dark fruit flavors, anise, some yeast. On the edge of beer and something wilder. Medium-thick body. Very good stuff. Might be a bit young. Would like to try this in a year or two. burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Out of town for 8 days, come back and this gem is on, what a lucky day. Poured a dark black color, aromas of cherries, light molases, some roast, and chocolate. Flavors are the same, nice cherry flavor, light on the palate for a 10.5er. Glad I didnt miss this one. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at CCB. Nose is molasses, sweet cherries, chocolate, and a nice amount of roast. Pour is jet black with a tan head. Overall, this one had a creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tate is full of cherry flavor and chocolate. Light molasses and woody/roasty notes in the background. Good but very rich and sweet, like dessert in a glass. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pitch solid black, no head. Starts out with the skins of dark cherries, then straight up cherry juice, followed by a deep black roasted cherry pits and cofee flavor.