katrinaez (2247) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Cherries are strong and chocolate is slight.the color is deep brown to black. It’s crisp and not a heavy mouth. Not too sweet or syrupy. Very decent and as stated. Bottle Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of milk chocolate, loderately roasted malts, some dark fruit and caramel too. Flavor was similar, cherry is pretty absent, nice chocilately and smooth roast character, nothing really stands out, but a crushable stout for sure
ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap from a fresh growler. Nose is sweet chocolate ice cream with dark roasted character and no cherry. Chocolate takes on more of a cacao nibs character. Pours very dark brown that’s not quite black, with nice red-brown highlights poking out at the bottom, supports a sudsy tan head. Taste is off-dry but roasty with nice ash and cigarette burn, scorched notes, light-medium bitterness that holds its own and really keeps this thing vigorous. Lightly crisp, fullish body, touch of coffee-style acidity and acrid bite, really loving the stouty character here and not picking up much chocolate, but no cherry at all. Zero. Buy it thinking it’s a fuller, oatier Irish Stout, add your own grenadine if you will. closey22 (2101) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Brown with thin rimming tan head; aroma is roasty chocolate; Flava is rich blend of chocolate and fruity sweetness raspberry?(I know it says cherry but that’s what I taste; feels medium light with decent fizz; finishes dry roasty toasty blend with chocolate and cherry notes burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Poured a dark brown with some red highlights aromas of chalk, chocolate and some light cherry if you wait a while. Flavors are chalk, earth and chocolate. As it warms there was a light medicinal cherry flavor but feint. A little thin on the mouth feel for a stout but OK overall.
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours dark thick brownish black with a decent creamy darker beige head. Aroma is cocoa powder not overpowreing at all. Flavor of oat and cocoa malt on a lighter body. PhillyCraft (7934) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Bottle with Al, Joe, and Eric at Sazon. Pour mahogany, nose is better then flavor but still weak in the chocolate and cherry front. Really thin bodied with lots of chalk. Not good and at 20 bucks don’t even think about it. I’ll stick to some carney kolsch. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours black with small brown head. The aroma is roasty and coffee. The taste is watery chocolate malt, light cherry. DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft at Capone’s and Whole Foods. Poured hazy dark mahogany with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, mild cacao, cherry. Tasted dark malty with a medium palate heft and complexity and some cacao and cherry flavor in the finish. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown/black color with a small sized head. Roast, chocolate, lighter cherries, and lighter coffee. Found this one to be a bit light and thinner all the way around and would have liked to have the cherries play more of a role.