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style
RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big chocolate and coffee flavors that mesh beautifully with sweet, rich cherries in this unique twist of our classic Oatmeal Stout.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2010
dark, dark brown beer with a beige head, which has good retention. smells like black cherries! A yummy beer with a smooth palate. Some might be put off by the amount of cherry flavor, but I enjoyed it. Dark chocolate flavor as well. A good beer to serve with ice cream. The higher abv is undetectable. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2010
On tap at Henrys. Pours very black with a dark beige head. Incredible cherry aroma, perhaps some raspberry there also. Ive had cough syrups that taste weaker than this beer. It is syrupy sweet but it still has a big, big berry flavor. This is a really fun beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Tap at Taphouse Grill in Bellevue, WA. Dark brown pour with beige head. Nose is chocolate cherry candies. Taste is a good balance of dark cherry and roasted malt. Would have loved some chocolate in here.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Pours a deep brown black with minimal tan head. Aroma is wonderful, a fresh cherry with a hint of chocolate. Unfortunately, taste doesnt measure up, as it is rather medicinal, with a cough syrup like ending.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Deep black pour, big tan head. Wonderful aroma of black cherries and malt. Very natural aroma betrayed by very artificial flavor; almost medicinal. Decent, but not as good as promised by the first impression.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at Henrys Taproom in Portland on 6/26/09. Pours black with nice mocha head. Great cherry aroma with touch of chocolat e and coffee. Interesting sweetness with a smokey bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FarFromHome (85) - Philadelphia, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Draft in Portland, Oregon. What can you say? Dark and syrupy, no head, thick chocolate and coffee flavors. A little bit of cherry in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7719) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
draft at collins. pours nearly jet black with a modest and short lived tan disc on top. nice sweet candyish cherry nose. some roasty chocolate there as well. nice creamy medium body with lowish carb. big cherry flavor with a lot of roast. should be chocolate instead of roast imo. ends really really dry ashy and bitter. too dark and acetic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Tap at Naked City. Aroma of tart black cherry over a bed of roasted malt and coffee. Pours dark brown with red hues and a thin head. Up front cherry juiciness followed by some dry roast and bitter chocolate notes. Lingering tart/dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Sampled @ Horsebrass Pub. I love Walking Mans beers and this one was nice, but a little heavy on the cherries and a little too tart for me.


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