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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Reserved for the darkest of hearts, McKenzie’s Black Cherry is an inspiration to hard cider - rich amber, full body with a refreshingly sweet cherry finish.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3257) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Draft at The Irving Inn (Rahway). Poured a clear golden yellow color with quick fading fizzy white head. Aroma and taste of black cherry soda and sparkling apple juice. Sweet, but pretty tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TequilaReader (50) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2016
bubblegum, cough drop, raisin, medium sweetness, light body, soft carbonation,

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HorseheadsHops (2) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Comes in a clear straw color with minimal effervescence and a tiny bit of suspended sediment. The aroma is weak. You get some cherry sweetness, artificial and cough-syrup-like, cloyingly sweet, with perhaps a touch of the cider itself behind it. Fortunately the taste is a bit better. It’s still a touch too sweet, but not cloying as the nose suggests. The black cherry here tastes almost genuine. The cider backbone is subtle, sweet, red apple-esque, nondescript. The palate is very light, but fortunately not quite watery. Carbonation is almost nonexistent, and would probably benefit from a bit more. Overall, it’s an okay cider. It’s not unbearably sweet, but more than one or two would probably give me a stomach ache. I’d recommend it to beginner cider drinkers or malt beverage fans.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Has a dark cherry aroma. Taste is a dark cherry cider with some sugar. Hard for me tonight past all that added sugar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (838) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2016
12oz bottle shared by Bvery. Clear golden pour. Huge black cherry bomb aroma. Taste follows, very sweet. My kind of sour!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2016
On tap at Bigby’s Pour House in Addison, IL. dispensed to a tulip showing a slightly hazed, golden hue, with a modest layer of quickly diminishing, white head foam, and light spots of lacing. The nose was sweet & fruity, with expressive, cough drop-like notes of dark cherry. Light to medium bodied, with okay spritz to the carbonation, the taste was sweet, apple & black cherry, with a moderate tartness. Close to cloying, but a tasty, aperitif-like cider, nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Intricate08 (47) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Strong cherry aroma, with a caramely hint behind it. Dark pour, but probably not as dark as you’d expect. Still on the more golden side, rather than brown. Tart-- the cherry really punches through to the tongue. Long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (1044) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12oz bottle. Pale straw color with soft carbonation. Aroma is predominantly cherry with some apple in the background. Big cherry flavor with apple. Sweet, almost like drinking fruit juice. Medium bodied. The cherry twist is pretty good here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Black cherries in the front. Golden straw with a disappearing head. Very sweet with strong black cherry notes. Medium light bodied with a semi tart crisp finish leaving a slight cherry taste in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2296) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Not a terribly bad cider. I’ve certainly had worse. The cider poured a straw color with a quickly dissipating white head. There’s plenty of cherry and cola in the nose. The body was lively and well carbonated. I tasted a sort-of manufactured, fake cherry flavor. I was surprised to find some lacing left inside the glass. The cider finished up sweet.


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