YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2004 Noticed that this stuff seems to make a good first impression on many people but the second and following bottles don't impress. Maybe it's just a novelty. Would like to see O'Fallon work on this. Good concept.
Really enjoyed this stuff. Had some at the Peoria Festival and bought a case. Pours a deep reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma is definitely chocolate covered cherries. The body wasn't as full and thick and creamy as it should have been but it was good. The flavor carried the chocolate covered cherries sensation but in a subtle, not cloying, way. Great drink.
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.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the nose this one really does smell like a chocolate covered cherry. This one is definitely a sweeter beer for sure. Lots of chocolate and cherry on the palate, a little malt in the background but mainly the chocolate and cherry flavors. This would be a good desert beer for sure. A nice seasonal and something that is very different from other beers. Solid.
ordybill (1604) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
bpreo (2732) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big surprise for me. I was thoroughly impressed. Has a wonderful rich chocolate flavor, and a delightful robust cherry after taste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle purchased in Moline, IL. I’ve heard that men do not like cherry flavor. Men like pumpkin and apple. Keep that in mind if you want a scented candle. Maybe the reason that the ratebeerians dismiss this ale is because it is so sweet and had a striking lack of hop flavor. It pours a murky brown (due to the generous amount of yeast in the bottle. I shall capture this and streak it on an agar plate so as to culture my own clone. The head is nice and hangs in there. The aroma smells like a Hershey bar, so maybe the chocholate elitists prefer semi-sweet. The cherry flavor is huge, so the combination is not unlike drinking a chocholate covered cherry squashed into your ale. definitely the most oil I’ve ever had in a beer and that would be the cocoa oil. really different, lighter than chocolate-cherry kijafa. Becomes much more aromatic (if you can believe it) upon warming. This is a must-smell ale for those who have a beer nose.
nuplastikk (6058) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Murky brown-red color, lighter than I would’ve expected. Pleasant choco-cherry aroma. Rather interesting twist, not going the stout route on this one. Medium bodied, with a crisp, thick, chocolate-cherry taste dominating. Rather interesting fruity, tangy finish, as opposed to the roasty flavors that normally accompany such a beer. Not world class stuff, but a cool beer nonetheless.
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.
ChicksDigBeer (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As other raters have commented, the heavy chocolate and cherry flavors seem a bit artificial. Nice chocolatey color and aroma. A bit of a sour finish. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, and worth trying. Especially if you can find it on sale for $2.99 a 6-pack like I did.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red/brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is similar to a tootsie pop, but its a lot sweeter and has a notes of alcohol and vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, cherry and vanilla. I liked it.