swesson (474) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2015
From a bomber. Pours a dark brown and makes a foamy, thick head. Lacing goes all the way down the glass. Aroma of malt, cocoa, and roasted coffee beans. Complex. Tastes of malted barley, cherry, coffee. There's a lot going on here, but it's pulled off pretty well.
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On tap at the Denver brewery thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, coffee with some tartness
(Draught) jet black, creamy tan head. Nose of coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, rich dark cherry, chocolate. Taste is really neat, cinnamon, rich dark bing cherry, cocoa nibs, medium body, creamy finish. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
5oz taste at Epic Brewing Denver Taproom. The taste is definitely sour cherries mixed with chocolate and alcohol, as one would expect. There is a "strange" effect here, with each beer in the mix fighting for attention. It’s also synergistic, stronger than the sum of its parts. Weird, but yummy if you’ve got a wild hair up there. BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Epic and Strange. Pours a deep opaque black color with a moderate, dense off-white head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves nice sheets of lacing. Aroma of freshly ground coffee, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Smooth, moderately sweet entry combining some tart, lightly acidic cherry with sweet chocolate that transitions into a more roasty, coffee-laden middle with undertones of sweet cherry pie filling offset by a tart acidity that lingers into the finish along with a touch of wheatiness and dry oak. Light, tight carbonation and full, without being heavy, mouthfeel that is offset nicely by the Cherry tartness. Overall, while it isn’t overly complex, the balance seems almost perfect between sweet and tart, and the intensity of aromas/flavors alone make it very enjoyable. I dig it.
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft. Looks like a stout, tastes like a cherry cordial. Lightly sour, quite sweet. Hard to drink more than a few sips but glad I tried it. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at Epic Taproom in Denver. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with thick beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, oak, funk, and cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with nice coffee bean and dark chocolate with nice tart cherry coming through, really balanced between the stout and kriek, really glad I got to try this. Amazing. Anova167 (391) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Interesting one this. Looks just like a stout. Black pour tan head that sticks around. Huge chocolate nose with the hint of sour fruit. The flavor is like a cherry chocolate bar. Roastier beginning with the fruit and chocolate coming through on the long sweet finish. Lighter body than expected. I like it. Sikash (274) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Nice funky fruity aroma. I feel like the stout and kriek are flashing for who is the more powerful because oget both those nice roasted chocolate/coffee and the sour fruity kriek. Flavor is nice and smooth with the butter stout on the back end and the kriek up front. Overall a well done beer but don’t think I am a fan if this combo. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is deep, clear, brownish-red with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Big sweet cherries, spice, cocoa, roast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pie crust in the aroma. Nice! Taste is sweet cherries, chocolate, cinnamon, somewhat tart, coffee, roast, and raspberries. Medium body with medium carbonation. Really cool beer and definitely much more Kriek, than Baptist (which I think was the right move). Fun stuff.