BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Black body, decent head. wonderful cherry nose. Black barley body with a tincture of cherry, a touch of thinness from the fruit, but still a decent amount of body. Powerful stuff. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Nose of dark roasted malts light cherry earthy cocoa and a hint of metal. Pours almost black tan head nice lace. Flavors of dark roast caramel maraschino cherry light chocolate. Lingering dry roasted bitterness. Not much in way of cherry or chocolate. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a light brown two finger head. Aroma is a malty and metallic. taste is light fruit, chocolate, and malt, light metallic hops, AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This is an imperial stout with some fruit in it. dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. dark roast, chocolate, mild fruit aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet chocolate flavors witrh some cherry, dark roast, and a mild tangy bite to finiish--good BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
Dark brown in color, thick haze with a thin tan head. Light cherry flavor and aroma. The chocolate was like that of a light layer of dust in the brew, It was tasty but lacking of the cherry. Dark malt flavors this was rich but lacking of the needed chocolate and cherry.
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle from the Brown Jug, on Old Seward. Black in colorm with a decent head. Well, head is a bit wispy, but you know, it looks pretty good. A fruit beer? Hmmm....I’m not sure I’d agree with that. Yes, cherris were added, and, yes, this is a cherry stout, but shit, how many other stouts dump fruit in their beer? I’m not sure, so, actually, maybe the person who entered this is correct. This beer has a funky canned-cherry aroma, with little to speak of in terms of roast, chocolate, or anything else that reminds me of drinkin’ a stout. This beer doesn’t do it for me at first, but it develops quite oddly, and over time. It starts out as this artificial amalgam of stuff that I can’t describe, but then the roast, the subtle tartness/fruitiness from the cherries kick in, and then there is a long drawn-out flavor of roast and bitterness that hits the taste buds. Still, even after all of that, something seems off here. The carbonation gets in the way a wee-bit, and there’s something stopping this from coming all together, but hell, I’m in Anchorage, it’s snowing, and I’m drinking this beer, so life is good. Decent, stuff, a few tweaks here and there should shimmy out the problems, one would hope. Plus, they should really watch the spelling of "desert". Also, before I go, the alcohol, per the bottle is 8.5%, but I’m too lazy to add that. Oh, and one more thing, the roast flavor is quite good, it’s still sticking with me, and tastes solid.