BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz. bottle. To my nose, aroma was almost exclusively of cherries, with a little alcohol thrown in. Looked gorgeous in the glass, a fine red/brown color with a haziness that spoke of the tartness that awaited. Small pinkish head that disappeared almost as quickly as it formed. Taste was somewhat one dimensional (tart cherries of course); however, I did detect the distinct taste of fig. Dry on the palate. I took my time drinking the bottle so as to not overwhelm myself with the cherry taste. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it for splitting with another person after dinner.
llcooldave (1197) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good Gawd! Fresh cherry aroma right off the bat. Pours a cloudy brown in the glass. Nice cherry pie flavor with a hint of toasty malt at the end. Overall... Why did i wait so long to try this?
Renobob (1821) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez cerise (évidemment). Palais malté, sucré, fruits rouges. Corpulence moyenne, arôme un peu chimique de la cerise. Bof
FinnIckler (139) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from saveur. Nose is cherry, boozy, wood. Palate is cherry and bitter backbone. Boozy finish. Very boozy fruitbeer. Good, but too much for me.
bewyder (446) - FRANCE - NOV 10, 2016
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cuivrée foncée, rougeâtre, nez cerise fort, bouche cerise forte, très douce, lourde en goût, écœurante. J’ai essayé avec toute la réticence qui m’accompagne lorsque je teste ce style...je ne suis pas allé bien loin. Bouteille 33cl achetée en grande surface, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 06/11/2016.
fombe89 (2389) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella @L’esperteyu. 05/11/16. BBD 06/18
Color rojo oscuro, sabor frutas, dulce, notas alcohólicas.
tekstr1der (423) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2016 I’ve passed this by for years on the shelf never realizing it contained my beloved (and impossible to find in NH thanks to distribution) Donker. After reading the description I was sold. Strangely, the fact that I love this has nothing to do with why I picked it up. I cannot discern more than the slightest background of malt and ripe fruits that makes Donker the bomb. However, this thing is the tastiest fruit beer I’ve yet encountered. I do love cherries so, and this has them to the brim. Nose is so cherry my mouth waters. Flavor is nearly as cherry-full, somewhat subdued by the aforementioned actual beer.
hohops (842) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is very dark, ruby red, some bubbles rising, a fizzy light brown head which dissipates quickly. Aroma- cherry, cherry and more cherry. Marzipan, Bakewell tart, hint of caramel malt, dark fruit, fruitcake, more cherries. Taste- tart fruit, sweet sugary stewed fruits, cherry cake, baked apple, rhubarb crumble, treacly caramel, sweet malt, sweet sticky finish. On the sweet side, but good.
Aggiebob (869) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark burgundy color with an off-white to pink lace ring. Aroma and taste of cherries. A little tartness on the tongue. You cannot sense the abv. The cherry liquor pretty much covers up the base ale - Kastel Donker. As a cherry ale it is pretty good.
nathanvc (262) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy dark red with a quickly disappearing reddish head. The aroma contains cherry, malts, caramel and marzipan. It tastes light to medium sour and light sweet. Short and tarty finish. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body, a bit watery in texture, fizzy carbonation. Not very complex.
MasDen (163) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: apple, a bit cherry
Appearance: dark red without head
Taste: cherry, apple, sweetness, small tarter
Palate: middle body, soft, middle sourness, small carbonation.