SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2006
2006 bottle consumed on 6/14/06. Pours a dark blackish color with a small off white head. a red hue singes the top and bottom of the beer. Nose is sweet and cherry like with some cocoa powder. Palate is kinda thin with a stingy feeling to it. Mouth is sour cherries and the chocolate seems to have disapeared or been overtaken by the cherries. def not balanced well. User37895 (3085) - - JUN 30, 2006
Again, thanks to Bert! An interesting beer, ruby red, deep with color, definitely not stout-like in appearance. Thin head covering. Aroma was chocolate and cherry. Flavor was chocolate, cherry, and wood (cedar? I liked Bert’s term, "sawdust"). Light tartness. No roast or other stout properties. Thin mouthfeel. JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours brownish black with red highlights. Toasted malty hop and cherry aroma with a flavor to match. Definitely not a fan of this pairing - very much a 50/50 stout/cherry split. Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2007 I just didn’t like this beer as much as most others appear to have liked it. It was just too much cherry-- but maybe I’m not a big fruit beer fan. If you like cherry-- the cherries are definitely promiinent in this flavor profile. weitz15 (595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2010
I was disappointed here. A slightly cherry aroma, but the taste was weighed down with a full body lacking in hops or cherry flavor. Not bad, but NG usually does better with their unplugged series.
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Aroma is a bit off-putting. It reminds me, uncannily, of Luden’s Cherry cough drops. Flavor is a quite pronounced sweet-tart cherry that dominates. lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle from a trade with Beerlando. Thx. The pour is dark rubi red with a thin edgy pink head. The aroma bares strongly the notes of artificial or preserved and sweetend cherries - just like the ones we use in our rice pudding at christmas. Besides the cherry there are some faint caramelnotes in the aroma too. The taste is odd and still it strikes me that the cherrys seems artificial and not fresh, sour and tempting. They are all sweet. Besides the markedly cherry there are strong notes of sugar candy and caramels. I dont really think that it has the body to back up the taste. Its quite thin but with a creamy palate that also has a pickin attitude from the alcohol. stevie77 (7) - Belgium, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
Was expecting a stout, didn’t realize it was a fruit beer. It comes across as a milder Wisconsin Belgian red, if I had to choose between the two to drink I’d go with this. Sweet, tart, cherry, thin, bubbly. I know a lot of people who like it but I’m not a fan of the style. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle... DLD06... Dark, clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. The nose is of chocolate and black cherries. When I take a sip, I’m confused... is this a stout brewed with cherries or is it a chocolately, dark, fruit beer? Light cocoa and big cherries in the flavor. Tart, but way too sweet at the same time. Medium to full-bodied and ultra silky with fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet and tart. Odd bird, this one. But not bad at all... just dissonant and not really my thing. Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Reddish brown colour with a nice head. Sweet aroma of notes of spices. Sweet flavour with notes of berries, malt alcohol and ends up little sour and acid.