hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
This bottle came home with me from Dark Lord Day 2013. Poured a ruby color looking almost brown in the glass. Small tan head. Medium lacing. Nose of cherry and chocolate Medium to bold in body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is very rich and full of cherry and chocolate. Really rich and tasty. PhillyCraft (7919) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Backlog review. 12oz Bottle. Poured ruby and brown with medium head and lace. Carbonation is on the lighter side of things. Aromas and flavor of dark malt, cherry, oak, chocolate. So much cherry flavor in this one. Excellent brew from NG. anders37 (27047) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy cherry aroma with weak hints of chocolate. Slightly roasted malty sweetish spicy cherry flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty sweetish cherry and chocolate finish. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from Homer321, thanks! Pour is dark brown with reddish hints. Aroma is tons of cherry upfront with some tartness. Flavor is incredible cherry stout. I can’t even describe it another way. Just fantastic. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Weihenweizen. Slightly sweet tart cherry and cola aroma - reminds a bit of a cherry coke or Dr. Pepper. Deep chestnut red with a moderate beige head. Sweet tart fresh cherry flavor, nondescript malt and light oak flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation. Absolutely un-stout-like, but absolutely delicious!
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Gift from RamyG4. Awesome aroma of chocolate covered cherries. The appearance is deep brown, slight translucence, red hue, off-white head. The flavor is big time cherry, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. The finish is cherries, light resin. Medium to medium/thick in body. Nicely done. jgb9348 (6477) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Clear cola coloured body with a brownish tint and a thin, one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of pure cherries, fresh, sour, pungent - cherries, from the top of the bottle cap to the whole of the glass - that is an amazing and almost fake smelling beer! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong cherry flavour with a lot of sugars, a good malt backbone and a hint of oak and yeast in the back of the flavour. Aftertaste is long lasting, hitting some sour notes from the cherries, a bit of a effervsence hiding some malt, a lot of oak, bunches of sweetness and more cherries than I’ve tasted in most beers! Overall, simply a great beer, but coming from the brewery, you’d pretty much expect that, but this is above that, and quite simply one of the best beers I’ve had recently. Not as great as Belgian Red, but this was a different beer altogether; Cannot be missed - if you see this, buy it, now. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-April-2013. barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
355ml bottle shared by scottatron and ontbeermaker. dark brown, off white head. greatnose of sour cherry mixed with the big malt base of the stout. very fruit forward flavour with the base beer supporting. really good fruit beer. stevencon (525) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Holy hell this smells great. dark red color clear. Smells like chocolate covered cherries. Huge cherry taste not much roastyness but adds complexity. I need more new glarus in my life. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Clear dark brown color, sort of a light color for a "stout". Bubbly off-white / khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Mostly minimal. Awesome, huge cherry aroma. From the nose and appearance I can already tell that this is definitely more fruit beer than stout. Medium body. Light carbonation. Lightly viscous, but no stickiness in the finish. Lightly tart, light oaky sweet taste. Some very light chocolate in the finish. Tasty treat that I’m happy for the chance to try, but it definitely feels past it’s prime (brad said it was probably a couple years old). The nose held up just fine though, very great aroma. 8/3/6/3/14
Update note, 11/9/15: 12oz bottle, 2007 label, thanks to shigadeyo for sharing. Yeah, pretty much tastes just as I remember. Not changing any scores here, just checking in to say so. Touch of cheese, along with the big cherry. Craig asserts that side by side with aged Belgian Red, most people would be hardly able to tell a difference. I think I agree.