kermis (15164) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
Cask. Reddish brown with a small off white head. Both aroma and flavor dominated by cherry with the normal porter flavors mainly overpowered. Not really to my taste. flatmatt (1635) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish brown with a very light tan head. Light cocoa, cherry, caramel hints in the aroma. Flavor is kind of vague at first, but eventually I start to taste some cherry, brown sugar, roastiness, and some bitter chocolate. It’s decent. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
north peak dark angel. reddish black with small head. aroma of sweet cherry juice, mild grass and a touch of malt. flavor of some cloying malt and some earth notes. 635311 JStax (7396) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a dark Ruby with a thin head of offwhite foam. Little head retention. In the aroma I get a dose of dark cherries with just a hint of malty sweetness. This beer tastes a lot like a cherry Dr. Pepper. I thought it was a pretty interesting beer and for the price, I don’t think it gets much better. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12oz stubby bottle. Thanks Sean! Hearty, warming fireside brown character, with a twang of fruit acid. Flavors are solid and reliable, with a brown porter base showing of a gentle and balanced light cherry nod in the finish. A bitter cherry pit snaps off the palate. Crisp and rich for 5%. Nice work integrating porter and cherry without getting out of hand in any of the typical dimensions for trouble with a beer like this.
spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Smooth texture in the mouth with a hint of the famous tart Travers City cherry. A very solid mix of chocolatey and cherry makes this a fantastic choice for new pallets or as a dessert choice. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Deep amber color. Two fingers of beige head. Retention is poor, but lots of lacing is left.
2.0 S: Despite being faint, cherry is the strongest aroma in this. There really isn’t anything going on here. At all. Really disappointing.
2.0 T: Taste is pretty much the same. I don’t know how they got the beer so dark without imparting any flavor. Really boring.
2.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Not creamy at all.
1.5 D: Really disappointing beer. Other than a slight cherry flavor, there is nothing at all going on in this. Shame on you North Peak.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-16-2011 03:09:11 Tmoney99 (15228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate and complex soft hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting unbalanced brew.
beermaven (26) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2012
This really is not a bad beer. I would not call it a porter. It has the aroma of an ale its not too sweet with the cherry taste but its not much else. Its head is rather flat. it is darker brown in color. It taste like an ale and smells like an ale. I would not call it a porter. I would call it more like a dark ale. Its actually pretty good and not too sweet. It just taste more like an ale to me. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2012
On tap at Bspot strongsville location, pour is a translucent brown way too thin for a porter and taste has no cherry until way way later almost minutes after a sip some light roast no real hop prescense meh