andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Riverwest Public House in Milwaukee, WI. I didn't take tasting notes, but remember this being tart with a subtle sweetness from the mixture of chocolate malt, but mostly tart from the cherries. Probably won't have this again. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Dark in color. Some red hues. Almost no head. What little there was dissipated quickly. Big roasty aroma. Slight fruit in the nose as well. Not bad taste. Interesting mix of dark coffee and sour fruits. Much better than I thought it’d be. nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2014
22oz bomber. Deep brown-red body, almost black in middle, but translucent edges. It works on some levels. The chocolate and cherries sweetness merge together well. The cherry begins to shine after a few sips, bringing you into Door County. Medium to full bodied, very easy going and sessionable. Not really any bitterness at all, this is all mellow, doughy malt with a cherry sweetness. Would be nice if they made this in sixpacks. madvike (3271) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle - Deep cola color with ruby highlights and a light pinkish-tan head. Nose is chocolate, 7-grain bread, black cherry, and a little yeastiness. Taste is much of the same, grainy chocolatey malt, tart black cherry in the background, and a bitter, cocoa finish. Medium sweetness. Creamy in the mouth, though a bit on the thinner side. Wow. Gets better as it warms, and is tasty as hell as a dessert. Really liked this one. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber. Poured clear ruby red with a well-retained toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and biscuity malts with dank cherry and slight aspartame accents.. nice and earthy on the back of the nose. The flavor found toasted biscuits, nutty notes, and cocoa at the core, with sweetened and tart cherries surrounding.. more acidic and near-refreshing on the finish, save for a little too many sugars back there. Light-medium bodied with fairly filling carbonation.. moved well through the palate, and I enjoyed the acidity on the back.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours to a deep brown body with a tall, thick, extremely lively creamy tan head. The aroma is kind of like a dunkel. Lots of brown malts with some lagery yeast and subtle cherry. The flavor has that dry lager quality. Almost like a European strong lager in flavor. Subtle tart cherry and lager yeasts. Up front it seemed lightly metallic, but that passed rather quickly and was likely due to the lagered brown malts. Creamy and thick but not sticky. Leaves the mouth watering. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Pours a very dark chocolatey amber. Impressive Medium, creamy beige head, mostly lasting with some lace. Aroma you would expect from a lager, grain, light biscuity , crisp; plus some malty sweetness, touch of fruitiness, balanced. Flavor much the same, grain, biscuit, more fruit than aroma - black cherry, which is much bigger on the back end. Body is light. Crisp. Creamy as it begins to warm. Finish is lagery dryness follows by very mild tartness. You almost expect that this would be a sorta hack job, but you know, its not. Nicely put together. Bravo John. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
sweet, yeast, crisp, dark, ripe cherries.
taste is similar..creamy, sweet, a little hops, dark cherries. velvety smooth, but nothing sticks out too much. The cherry taste started to come out more as I drank.