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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   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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1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
I’m surprised (and disappointed) that a professional brewer would market this. The chocolate is fake and disgusting, the head is much too large, and the aroma is of cheap/fake chocolate and alcohol. Not good!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7511) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is muddy light brown. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel), with a light note of artificial grape, hint of dish rag. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. O’Fallon sure makes some gross novelty beers. First that damned peppermint holiday thing, now this. Smells like grape soda pop spilled into a porter with some kind of mustiness in the background...cheap, not decadent. Watery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottled. Poured amber with a short, swirly off-white head. The aroma was chocolate-covered cherries right out of the box.. I loved those things growing up, and this nose nailed it. The flavor found similar stuff, but without the depth and decadence of the candies.. chocolate wheat, vanilla, and a touch of burnt toast the core, with essence of black cherry laced throughout.. dry and grainy on the finish, with some decent chocolate-covered cherries going on. Light-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. a hair too sweet, but otherwise a decent feel to it.. overall I have to say I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7394) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown with a medium tan head. Sweet cherry aroma with a bit of chocolate. Chocolate comes out first in the flavor, followed by a cherry sweetness and a nutty finish. Not subtle on the sweetness, like a chocolate covered cherry. Still drinkable though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy brown color with a touch of red and a medium sized tan head. The aroma was cherry, cocoa and sugar. The flavor was cherry, cocoa and sugar though a bit artifical tasting the beer tasted like those chocolate cherry candies that come out every Christmas. Long finish. Odd.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Pours a dark orange copper with a thin fizzy off-white head. Aroma has a nice milk chocolatey character and a touch of cherry-like tartness. Body is somewhat thin and over-carbonated but has decent flavor and sort of does taste like a chocolate covered cherry as they advertised. Cherry flavor could be more pronounced, but it has a nice wheaty sweetness. Yeah, it’s a little weird that it’s a chocolate beer that isn’t a stout or porter, but I don’t think it’s as bad as the ratings suggest on here. Thanks to Dough77 for the bottle!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7033) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Copper hued and hazy. This smells like chocolate covered cherries. A one trick pony but it is exactly what the name implies.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Muddy amber color/ fleeting tan head. Big chocolatemilk, cherry syrup aromas. frothy light mouthfeel. Decent milk chocolate, cherry bon bon flavors. dessert brew.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2004
Reddish amber hue with large bubbles that produced a quickly disappearing gead and little lace. The aroma has a full milk chocolate covered cherry tone with a weird industrial hint. Not much else notable on the nose. The taste was in line with the aroma, just has expected, chocolate covered cherries again. Some mild bitterness on finish, but little depth beyond the initial flavors. Very bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thin and lively, very sweet chakly feel on the finish. This is not very good, reminds me of the awful Florisgaarden Chocolat Gardenbeer! Taste is overdone, not sublime, too sweet and coy. Sorry David, a drainpour after half a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was mainly mild chocolate with some aftificial cherry aroma in there too. Flavor was just like the description said, chocolate covered cherry, a bit artificial, but not as overbearingly sweet as i would have expected.


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