blackflag321 (679) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to pint. Nice variation on the classic porter taste; the black cherry makes it different, but not so much that it is a turn-off. Yes, flavor does come around as it warms up. It was served to me chllled, but it should be served only slightly chilled.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great cherry aroma with some light coffee ground. Flavor follows but more heavy on the coffee grounds which isn’t quite as pleasant.
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with brown head like a stout. Black cherry is subtle in the aroma but sweet and sour in the taste.
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 355 ml bottle at Cardinaal. Pitch black with a small light brown film that laves good lacing. Butter cherry and roasted malts on the nose. Fruity roasted, sour and light meaty mouth. Full body. Dry tongue.
MeisterD99 (38) - Lansing, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looking for a dessert beer? Small head. Slightly heavy palate. Chocolate and cherries. Sweet, but not over powering. Great for Christmas, after dinner.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra from Mike, thanks man! Pour is a deep, dark brown, with a ring of mocha head that sits around the edge, a bit of a red-ish tinge when viewed side on. Pretty looking beer! Aroma is milk caramel, milk chocolate, LOTS sweet caramel malts, some ill-defined dark fruit. I really don’t get a ton of cherry here, but more a nice sweet porter with a touch of fruit. Tastes isn’t quite so nice, and really gets muddled in sweet malt, chocolate, fruit, toffee, vanilla, and the like. Finishes too sweet for me. Not a terrible brew, would be a bit nicer with a crisper finish and perhaps a bit dryer. Thanks again Mike!
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Reddish brown pour with almost no head. Nose is cherries, taste follows with some bitter chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Just ok.
Lowenbrau (4003) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark, some tan head, vanishing, flat carbonation, oily texture. Medium to light body, quite watered down. Taste is roasty, with strong cherries notes, quite balanced. Enjoyable.
beertimenow (22) - - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours black with a reddish brown head that sticks around. Aroma is cherry and dark fruit with a good amount of roastiness as well. Flavor matches the aroma with a lot of cherry and dark fruit, and a great roasted flavor that blends so well with the cherry. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Hopcat. Wish I would have picked up some bottles while in Michigan.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, beige head. Cherry aroma and a little cocoa. Taste is sweet and cherry with light chocolate flavor. Pretty good.