LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was awesome, like opening a box of chocolate covered cherries. Appearance was good but thin looking and no head. taste was malty, fruity, chocolatey. not much beer-i-ness to it, but as far as unique this gets mad props.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - APR 5, 2005
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a murky brown color with a small head. Aroma was of Sweet malt cherries and a bit of chocolate. Flavor was not right. The cherries tasted artificial and the chocolate was very bitter leaving a bad aftertaste. There was a bit of malty sweetness but the off cherry and chocolate flavors overpowered it. Poured it out about halfway through..
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a good novelty beer that intices you the first time you drink it. It will even tease you into buying a few bottles, but that is pure deception. This beer loses a bit of its appeal each additional time you drink it. It tasted a lot better at the 12th Annual Peoria Jaycees International Beer Fest than it did in my living room. It has a brown color that resembles the bottle it was poured out of. A decent sized light almond colored head tops this beer. The nose is tricked, believing it is smelling one of those oh-so-delicious cherry-chocolate candies. The taste is rather mild for the aroma that is released. The cherry chocolate taste lingers well after the liquid has been swallowed.
zathrus13 (1769) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown, with a tan/white head. Aromas of malt and cherries. Flavor is malt, cherries, and chocolate.
Very unique and good, but not great. I’m glad I was able to try it. Thanks to Dough77 for including this in a trade.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent is what it advertises, pleasant cherry and chocolate, and as DocLock states, red licorice. Brown color with a q;uickly diminishing head. Immediate change of cherry which finishes with a strong scent of chocolate. Very unique for an ale. A bit to thin but good nonetheless.
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to beerhandy for this. Pours turbid orange/ruby with medium white head. Aroma of malt, cherries, red licorice, cognac, and barnyard. Tastes malty, chocolatey, with some cherries, hops, and cognac at the finish. I liked this one a bit more than the average rating. It does tasts very chocolatey and cherryish. A little discumbobulated, but unique.
beerlover1000 (1) - st. peters, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great breakfast beer if there is such a thing. You could also drink it as a dessert. This is a very delicious beer, unlike anything I’ve had before. I really recommed it although I can’t drink more than about 3 in one sitting. It seems very filling.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a light brown hazy brew with a thin head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was remarkable both chocolate and cherries both evident with alcohol notes. The taste was bad it was if they added chocolate and cherry extract to Budweiser. It was way to thin for these powerful flavors . This recipe needs work. I would like its aroma on an imperial strength porter! I am going to the garage to start brewing now!
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark brown, with a rapidly diminishing off-white head and a chocolate aroma. The taste is a tad odd, with the cherry flavor being present at the onset, bur with a big chocolate finish.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Pours brown, with an off white head that leaves pretty quickly. The beer is quite fragrant. It really does smell like chocolate covered cherries. I think it smells good. The flavor is cherries, cherries, semi-sweet chocolate covered cherries, cherries, and then a dry, cherry finish. This is not a complex beer, but it does have a a nice aroma, enjoyable, though simple, flavor , and a finish helped by the hops. The finish is not bitter by any means, but it is abrupt (this could be cloyingly sweet) and there are some floral notes from the hops. It would be a good dessert beer and, though it is basic, it is certainly not a horrible beer as some would have you believe. If you like holiday beers, other flavored beers, of even Dark Lord, you accept the fact that brewers add non-typical flavors to beer. This is the case in this beer. On another note, the O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate Ale creates a candy flavored, fragrant burp. When I finsihed, their were a few small blobs of what tasted to be a bitter baking chocolate. Interesting!