gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2012
Blocky head cola like pour medium strong carbonation aromas chocolate vinous fruity rich malt caramel honey the flavours real cherry taste mixed fruit dry touch salty sour note plums toffee interesting porter the finish lemony taste main aftertaste rich fruity sour note herbal note dry bit rough bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
Drank ok and probably what it set out to be but just didn’t do a lot for me, brown body with short head, cherry seems to overpower the rest of the flavours in taste and aroma, a bit tart and not enough chocolate. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells sweet, malty. The taste is malty, sweet, a bit chocolate and cherry but quite mild, creamy, balanced. Drinkable. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle 500ml from Swords VIC Market. Great fruity porter. Aromas of cherries and chocolate. Taste is sweet and sour, with light bitterness and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a disappearing head. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2011
I’m not sure what it is about cherries that give even the darkest of beers a slightly reddish tinge to the head. This one was a sort of off-white to grey with that hint of red. While the beer was a deep, dark chocolate colour on top, the base of the glass what a poetical type might call a roseate hue. The aromas lean toward a perfumy cherryvite along with dark charry porter character. The first flush of flavours upon tasting are a cooling wash of tasty berrifruit and more orthodox porter chocolates. Not much discernible bitterness and the finish leans more toward dessert-like cherry tart.
This beer does what it says on the label and it earns a big like from me.
Maris (1585) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 24/5/2012. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a big thick head. Has a slight aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. This one is all tart cherry in the flavour, with just a hint of chocolate in the background. The sweet sour cherry is very intense. Comes across as more of a fruit beer than a porter. An interesting beer if not an unqualified success. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Dark black in colour with thin off white head. Rasin/port aroma with hint of chocolate. Sherry flavours,warm mouthfeel. Smooth cherryripe aftertaste. Even my wife loved it!!! Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
I had been waiting for this Christchurch product so much, and I was NOT disappointed. Lovely porter! Absolutely fulfils the promises. Great black colour with an off-white head. Lovely berry nose, with a touch of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour is all well-wrapped up, roundly compacted, with chocolates, roasted malts and the cherry, yes. Medium bodied, a little thinner than I would like to have it, but gorgeous beer. I care little if the palate is not that long-lasting - I will buy more of it! bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle with thanks to my sister. Pours a deep bronze brown with the smallest tan coloured head. Dissapears super quickly. Getting bugger all from the aroma to be honest. Perhaps a touch of roasted grain and a little acidity. Flavours are quite sour and oxidised. Very thin mouthfeel and lively carbonation makes it quite prickly and really emphaises the acidity. A bit rough but could easily drink a couple. Would be curious to see how it ages though I suspect the oxidation would take over. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2012
Subtle chocolate malts on the nose, and pours very dark, though not viscous. Flavours are predominately in the front palate and quite soft. Unfortunately these flavours dissipate quickly.