dwyerpg (6055) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Had to guess what this looks like. The aroma is much more cherry than chocolate. This basically tastes like a cherry cordial, but without the awful texture of the marchiano cherry. Pretty good as a single beer, definitely not sessionable.. thornecb (5876) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a Sam glass. Mocha head crackles and recedes to nothing. Cherry lolipop aromas. Medium bodied with chocolate and cherry lolipop overload front to back. Leaves an odd, bitter aftertaste. ganache (5852) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle best before the coming March. Nose of glorious, unrestrained cherry juice with chocolate -- the immediate and irresistible association is to the over-sugared cherry-stuffed truffles found in cheap sampler boxes of chocolate usually exchanged around the holidays. And these are sweet maraschinos, skins and all, not the sour kind. Pours a deep brown-black which is a very dark ruby under light, plenty of carbonation and a short tan head. Taste is sweet cherry juice, but this one is unfortunately much less gustatory and much more medicinal. Tumbling malt complexity but not very deep, medium body and the carbonation has turned into a gentle fizz, and the expected wave of thorough chocolate is more like a disappointing dollop of tincture of cocoa nib. The base beer is Sammyís generic earthy lager/bock, complete with pros and cons, but man, that cherry really grabs the limelight; others might be bothered ("too much! too much!") but I really get off on the strong ice cream associations and memories of long-forgotten girlfriends who did the damn thing with the cherry stems, even if they were duds where it counted. cheap (5793) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 new rating this year 2013; much better smell. OLD: On tap at 1 for the road but here it was listed as cherry chocolate stout @ 7% so Iím not sure if this is the right place for this rating. Big black pour. Not much aroma but I do detect a hint of fruit or cherry in the background. Initially, this stuff has lots of cherry in there supported by a choco background. Goodly amount of co2 in there and it makes it more pleasant than i was expecting. Chocolate becomes more apparent as the session continues. Almost evolves to a soda kind of testure on the palate. You would never know this is more than 5%, hides the alky very well. Decent overall beer experience. mar (5408) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Deep brown almost black with a khaki head. Nose is chocolate, cream, cherry, little sweet. Smooth palate, lots of chewy chocolate, light cherry, cream, vanilla in finish.
nearbeer (5365) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz. Nearly opaque chocolate with a lasting topping of creamy foam. Pleasant and straightforward aroma of sweet dark cherries and a touch of dark chocolate. Taste opens with sweet and mildly tart cherry and dark berry. Semi-sweet dark chocolate fades in along with a faint trace of woody hop in the long aftertaste. Medium body is smooth and a bit too sweet, but the acidity of the cherries and chocolate provides some much-needed astringency. Definitely a dessert beer. A little less cherry sweetness would have been better. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sampled on 12/31/2014. This fruit beer pours a dark brown/black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity, bready and sweet, hints of cherry, chocolate, and dark fruit. A medium bodied fruit/bock beer. The malts are dark fruity, bready and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance of fruit, chocolate and malts. A touch sweet but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some cherry. rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Both the cherry and chocolate are quite prominent within a malty base. Sweet and pleasant. Seems like a great beer to have around a fireplace or campfire.
Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Love the aroma -- smells like chocolate covered cherries -- sweet, cocoa, cherry pop tart, tangy. Good label, Sam longneck. Very dark brown, clear - but you canít see very far through it. Tastes like chococherries as well, sweet, lots of bittersweet cocoa. Slightly biscuity and roasty in the finish, aftertaste is like the flavor. Walmart. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
Draft at abraxas. Happy hour. Dark brown, scant head. Aroma has a tangy tartness and no depth. The flavors are fruit tart, like a pop tart filling, and it almost tastes like a brown ale gone sour and the mistake is covered up for my calling it cherry. As it warms some mild nestle qwik type cocoa powder comes out.But anyway, itís drinkable...
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