davidm (2080) - 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. Cantabrian (1151) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - 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! lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2013
goooood. love my porters with an extra flavour. there isn’t really much to it beyond what it says on the front - chocolate and cherries. perhaps a little on the sweet side but porters are always nice with a little sugary touch. rating from memory unfortunately as it’s a seasonal, but when it comes back i’ll be sure to have another. Pdubyah (759) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
Yes and no. Yes this is a bit of alright, and no I can’t believe it’s not actually a fruit flavoured beer. As it sits in the glass it gets more substance. It’s a bit thin, and the taste is a bit short, but this is a beer that I’d like to buy for friends, and know they’d not be upset. 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.
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!!! bluevegie (3073) - 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. Maris (1553) - 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. 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. kiwi_daz (55) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2014
Nice cherry flavour but not overpowering - did not notice any chocolate but could have been suffering from palate fatigue. Nice porter brewed out of Harringtons.