tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2017 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark pour, black center with a slight hint of brown at the edges; nice, foamy, light-mocha head on tap, long-lasting & chunky leaving good lacing behind. Aroma has notes of musty cherry jam & cherry marmalade with a chocolate candy bar underbody & hints of brown sugar rounding things out. Taste is a mixture of semi-sweet cherry jam & milky, melted chocolate. Some light roasted malt notes on the edges with hints of brown sugar, nuts, & dry cocoa dust. The cherry stays sweet & never gets medicinal, which is good. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, though it may be my personal least favorite of the Abduction series (so far).
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to a goblet showing a darkest brown color, with a moderate layer of tan froth that reduced to a persistent ring, and dots & dashes of foamy lacing. The nose was roasted, hints of leather & freezer burn, dark cherry, caramel sweetness, and toffee/chocolate notes. Medium+ bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, adding a bit of roasted & earthy astringency, and noticeable alcohol. Quite sweet, but a tasty brew. Itzjerm (3112) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Nose is typical stout. Flavor is very cherry forward but balanced. Thinfading head with ring. Malt and carb and fruit forward. Thick complex. And nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 14, 2017
Weich malzig trockener Antrunk, geringe Fruchtigkeit nach Kirchen. Dagegen deutlich nach Kakao, weich, cremig. 10/12/11/11/11/11 That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2017
So excited to find this in CO! Bomber I crushed for dessert. Bitchin label. Pours oily black with a brown head. Big and roasty with subtle cherry hints. The booze definitely gives me a sense of euphoria. onceblind (10527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Black inky pour with a fast fading tan head. Big sweet cherry candy and chocolate aromas like creamy cherry cordial and chocolate-vanilla swirl. Big boozy roasty flavor with a nice touch of vanilla cream, bitter dark chocolate, a lovely fruity cherry nuance throughout, with a boozy roasted malt finish. A bit hot and muddled but still great.
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Cherry, chocolate, coffee and dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark malt, chocolate, cherry and coffee. Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cherry, cocoa and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and cherry with a smooth lingering chocolate cherry finish. Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, and roasted malts. GRM (4173) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, light fruity, light burnt barley, slight chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, light fruity, light burnt barley, slight chocolate, finale in coffee with presence of burnt barley, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly syrupy texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger fruité, léger orge brûlée, très léger chocolat; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger fruité, léger orge brûlée, très léger chocolat, finale en café avec présence d’orge brûlée, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement sirupeuse; en résumé : bien rdixon77 (3010) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Definitely Choco-cherry to the extreme. Not quite as heavy as one might expect. Mildly charred and dry and bitter. Fun beer.