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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark wheat beer that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry…only better! Voted Best Overall Beer at the 2004 Ninth Annual International Beer Fest in Springfield, MO. Available November 1.

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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (3236) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Chocolate covered cherry aroma and flavor. Not enjoyable to me.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (4032) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2016
bottle - Amber pour. Smells of chocolate and cherries. The sweet flavor is more chocolate and cherries, as advertised, and as others have said the cherry flavor seems artificial though I don’t think it’s too bad. The underlying beer is on the thin side. It’s not bad but I’d like to see a bolder beer to go with the added flavors.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beastiefan2k (3642) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Draft at brewery. Oh. My. God. One of the worst, artificial, waste of time beer s I have ever had. Just the most disgusting cherry flavor with a weird artificial chocolate plastic flavor. Face slap.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Aroma of cherries and chocolate. Pours a nice deep, clear brown color, with a tiny bit of head. Tastes like a chocolate cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1447) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy amber with a medium sized white head. The aroma is as advertised, chocolate and cherries. The taste is a nice blend of chocolate and cherries. A real tasty beer

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mkebrewer (6) - MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
One of the worst "beers" I’ve ever had. If someone made a chocolate soda, this is probably what it would taste like. Very fizzy. Neither the chocolate or the cherry flavors were appealing at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4209) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Amber beer with a very short beige head. Big aroma of cherries and chocolate. This does taste like a cherry cordial, and it avoids the worst of the artificial chemical fruit tastes that can really turn me off on a fruit beer. The body is a bit thin, but the flavors are spot on if you are looking for a cherry cordial beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2105) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Aroma was delicious cherry and chocolate. Body was a bit thin, as was the brown color. No hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (445) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a reddish amber. Half finger beige head. Some lacing

Aroma is chocolate, cherry... but not chocolate covered cherry. Yes, it smells good. Yes, it smells inviting.

Taste is more chocolate and less cherry. I’m guessing the cherry is more on the nose. No hops, no grains, nothing else. I can’t tell if it’s artificial, or not artificial. Not much to say about this.

Mouthfeel is smooth and rich. It’s not bitter at all. It’s sweet.

Overall, it’s okay. I’m disappointed. If they pulled this off properly, it could be the end of beer reviews. We would never need to drink another beer ever again, because you would have perfect perfection. But sadly, they failed. It’s okay. It may be a little chemical artificial, but it’s hard to say. Perhaps if you had a Queen Anne’s chocolate covered cherry and you dropped one in, or popped some whilst drinking, it might be okay. Otherwise, it’s worth a try, just to say you did. But you may wish you hadn’t.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Dark orange white head at the taproom. Heavy cherry and cocoa aroma, taste is the same. Not much more to say

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tiny white head. Smells chocolatey with tons of fake cherry smell. Taste is chocolate followed up with a slightly fake cherry flavor, which is surprising, considering the smell. The beer doesn’t lie about what it is, but to me it’s just a novelty beer, like most fruit beers. Worth the buy out of curiosity.


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