maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 11/03/2009. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan had. Sweet roast, chocolate, and slight cherry aroma. Sweet roast and chocolate flavor with some dry bitterness. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Surprised to be able to find this on draft here finally at Cap Ale Innsbrook. Even more surprised to see that it has been apparently floating around for a while without me knowing about it. I need to get out more. In any case, pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights, slight head. Aroma is caramel and chocolate with some dark fruit. Flavor is quite a bit of cherry (didn’t know it had the kriek added, makes sense), chocolate, and the faintest hint of roast, but without apparent roast bitterness. Faint spice on the finish. Really enjoyable. ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Location: Tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/29/09
jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
The description of this one is quite good. Pours a dark color with a lasting brown head. Kind of a mesh of a stout and a porter with Belgian style components. Some chocolate, cherry, tartness. A nice beer overall, but not great. Didn’t love it, but I enjoyed.
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Lots of chocolate flavors on the nose and tongue. Has a little more punch than a typical porter, but falls slightly short of a stout in my opinion, just as described. Medium bodied, easy drinker. TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Draft at Ommegang Dinner at Capital Ale House Midlothian on 11-4-2009. Really the only new one there of the 5 beers since I have a bottle already. Dark pour. Short beige head. Opaque, ruddy brown. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate covered cherries, tart fruit, and sweet malt. Taste is pure chocolate covered cherries along with sweet malts, caramel, light spice and tart fruit. Very tasty! Body is creamy with a medium-full palate. Light carbonation. Ends with more chocolate and cherries, spice, dusty yeast notes, tart fruit and sweet malts. Very nice. Glad I got to try this one.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
On tap at rattle n hum during beer week, ommegang night. Exactly as described... A blend of stout, porter, and kreik. Shaved cocao and a bit or almond. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(BCTC, draft) Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, cherry, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light cherry. Smooth medium body. basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at Harvest Fest. Pours deep brown with brown head. Aroma is chocolate and graham crackers. Medium bodied, and very smooth on the palate. Flavor is mostly chocolate with roasty coffee notes. Finishes sweet. I don’t know about any kriek really being in there. Very good nevertheless. Shame this isn’t sold. dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Chocolate with cherry notes both in flavor and aroma, nice dry finish, pretty decent beer. DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Draft notes from DRE. Pours blackish wih dark brown edges and off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark malt, chocolate, cherry. Tastes dark malty, with a lof of cacao and dark choc syrup flavors, plus some spicy notes and a tart cherry/blackberry undercurrent. Complex and well balanced, this one was unique and enjoyable.