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Cherry Chocolate Beer - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 24.04%

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark wheat beer that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry…only better!

10 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 03-19-2004)
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Photo of superspak


3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/18/2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, cherry, cherry skin, fudge, caramel, wheat, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of chocolate fudge and cherry notes with moderate malt presence; and good strength. Smells like a tootsie roll. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, fudge, cherry, cherry skin, caramel, brown bread, wheat, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, cherry, brown bread, wheat, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Okay flavor balance with moderate chocolate and cherry flavors and prominent wheat/bread malt; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an okay flavored wheat beer. Aromas were quite nice, but flavors did not have much robustness of the chocolate/cherry notes. Kind of an odd beer at first, but I had no problem finishing it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:10:39 | More by superspak
Photo of Brenden


3.94/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a fairly thick-looking medium to dark brown, showing the viscosity of a strong porter or stout. The head is creamy from the tap, a tan cap about half a finger tall that creates nice, creamy lacing with strength.
There are a few beers of this type out there, and most go the way of cherry cordial if they get it right. This one goes a different route. It smells like chocolate-covered cherries, but with smooth, bittersweet dark chocolate over heartier cherries that offer more tartness and just a little sweetness. There is a creamy sort of sweetness that rides underneath, though.
This is an absolutely solid beer with a sturdy malts base, far from one-dimensional while keeping the focus where it belongs. There is a roasty note all the way through with a taste strong dark barley grains underneath. Otherwise, both the dark chocolate and the tart cherry carry through, and both are strong on the tongue.
The feel is interesting. It's a bit crisp, and smoothness eases off at the end of each sip, so it could be cleaner. The body's a strong medium but something falls off, barely perceptible, also right at the end of each sip.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 20:14:55 | More by Brenden
Photo of Lucas1000


2.73/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent color. Head is ok.

This is probably the best part of the beer. Smells like freshly picked cherries and chocolate.

The cherry is overpowering. Wish I tasted more chocolate and beer. Was better near the end though.

A bit more carbonated, but kind of goes with the theme of the drink.

This is definitely beer for the cherry lovers. Felt like an adult version of a cherry pop, so if that appeals to you, I definitely recommend this beer.

Other than the overpowering cherry flavor, everything else about this beer was decent to great! The smell was amazing, and the look and taste were about what I expected.

Would I drink this again? Probably not, but I could see myself giving this to a cherry loving friend.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:31:06 | More by Lucas1000
Photo of json83


4.35/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I noticed this at Kroger where you can combined single bottles of different flavors and this one stood-out to me because of its unique look and uncommon cherry chocolate taste. I remember it being very tasteful and something I would definitely buy in a 6 pack. I'm usually a fan of lighter beers, with exception to Guinness, so I am curious of the calories in relation to comparable matches; that might be the only thing swaying my decision in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 02:16:22 | More by json83
Photo of ruckus232


3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark amber in color with little head

Smell: Very fruity with not much more.

Taste: Initially there is a chocolate taste, but it almost has an old chocolate taste. Then it is followed up with the cherry taste which is pretty good but the chocolate taste still remains.

Note: It almost has a chocolate covered cherry flavor but it misses the mark because the chocolate part doesn't quite taste right. It is alright but definitely not what I would look for when getting a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 21:29:22 | More by ruckus232
Photo of Tuey13


4.03/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a very minimal head.

The smell... strong sweet cherries and yes, sweet chocolate! A little of the malt smell comes through as well.

The taste follows the nose.... like a cordial cherry. Not as sweet as the nose hints at, very smooth on the palate....The finish is all chocolate and malt.

I enjoyed this beer... it is a different treat that delivers what the label states. I always like to get some of this beer when available just because it is an easy drinking and unique beer in my opinion. Some will hate it.. others love it.

Keep drinking great beer ... cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 10:49:53 | More by Tuey13
Photo of barczar


3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two year old bottle. Hope it holds up.

Pours a brilliant deep amber with ruby highlights and a foamy quarter inch khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

As soon as the bottle was open, floods of crappy chocolate and fake cherries burst forth. Took me a minute to recognize the aroma. Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries. The cheap kind...that you buy at the dollar store. Booze and deeper tart cherry subtleties emerge when quaffed. Smells sickeningly sweet.

Flavor reveals sharper cherry, almost sherry-like flavoring notes along with a bit of plastic, accompanied by chocolatey malted milk balls, finishing with a touch of dry roast malt. Fairly malty, and not nearly as sweet as the aroma.

Body is a touch watery, with carbonation on the low side, and light alcohol warmth.

Really wish the flavor matched the aroma more closely, sweet ala southern tier backwater series. I have to admit it's a guilty pleasure beer for me. But I actually add sweetener to it. Don't hate! Rating is based on personal opinion...minus the sweetener.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:57:35 | More by barczar
Photo of tastymug


3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with light-colored head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

Smell: Aroma smells just like a chocolate-covered cherry.

Taste: It also tastes like a chocolate-covered cherry. This is a sweet-tasting beer, if that’s your thing you’ll find it quite tasty. If it’s not your thing, you might not like it.

Mouthfeel: Light body, heavy on the carbonation, not incredibly smooth but still drinkable.

Overall: This is only the second beer from O’Fallon’s that I’ve come across (the first I ever tried was “Wheach,” their peach wheat beer) and I continue to keep a look out for their brews. I found the Cherry Chocolate quite tasty and great to sip on during the cold winter months. I don’t think it’s for everyone as it’s very sweet. But if you like the taste of cherries and chocolate you’ll probably find it very agreeable.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 21:38:07 | More by tastymug
Photo of WastingFreetime


1.78/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Amber with a three finger fizzy cream colored head that lasts for two minutes and has some streaky lacing. Watery thin body and fizzy distracting carbonation levels.

It's been said before and I have to agree with the consensus: It smells and tastes like an artificially-flavored cherry tootsie roll candy. It's rather terrible overall and I couldn't recommend trying it. The presence of artificial flavoring is seldom as obvious as it is within this particular beer. I'm not even quite sure if it counts as beer. Stay away from this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 18:31:41 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of phideltashaggy


2.23/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Tiny head that dissipated quickly, no real lacing. Poured a dark amber that could be seen through.
S- a mix of Bailey's or Kahlua mixed with a Tootsie roll. A lot like a red Tootsie Roll pop, actually.
T- Tastes just like it smells. Tastes like your drinking an alcoholic, red Tootsie Roll Pop. Finishes like a thin Bailey's.
MF- Pretty standard, but a little thicker than I was expecting.

Overall, I'm not a very big fan of this beer, nor will I seek it out again. The first taste was very off-putting, but it got a little better within the first few sips. However, by the end of it I was ready to be through. I would try another cherry chocolate beer, but the flavors in this one were just too artificial and candy-like for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 02:57:59 | More by phideltashaggy
Photo of Ricochet


3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: No head, no real lace, more dark brown but see through. No bubbles.
S: As advertised. Wow. Never smelled anything like this in a beer. It smells like a broken open cherry cordial. Cherry syrup and chocolate. Hits it 100%. Hope this tastes as faithful.
M: No bitter, not very sweet. Watery on the wine side.
T: Not as sweet as a cherry cordial but still on the sweet side with chocolate malt coming at the back. It has more of a brown beer profile with a cherry bitter finish. A little bubble gum as well.

O: Tasty, but odd. It lives up to it's name, but I don't know if I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 04:32:34 | More by Ricochet
Photo of cwguy5

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dirty, medium brown with some sediment clouding; very thin off-white head that faded very quickly; not much lacing

S - over-ripe red marischino cherries, cocoa powder -> kinda like an old, worn out car freshener type aroma

T - first thing is a watery base with mild cherry flavors; lots of cocoa powder toward the middle and finish

M - thin body; light-moderate carbonation; mild aftertaste of cocoa powder

O - not super appealing in any one area. also not a drainpour. i was not a huge fan of the chocolate. it was mild and powdery, but there was a good deal of it! would recommend only to huge chocolate fans and tickers.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 01:08:52 | More by cwguy5
Photo of ONUMello


2.2/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Medium transparent brown with a thin head that is gone in a flash.
S: Smells like a cherry cordial candy, but in the same fake way. Waxy chocolate and syrupy maraschino cherries.
T: About like it smells. Cherry cordial with the chocolate and cherry both being somewhat fake.
M: Thin but smooth. Not bad but nothing special.
O: I can't say I'm a fan of this. It's okay for what it is, but so many beers have a more authentic chocolate flavor, and the cherry is clearly artificial flavoring and doesn't mesh well. Took a few sips for the review and the rest went down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 23:31:34 | More by ONUMello
Photo of hopfacebrew


2.25/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass. No freshness date or bottling date.

A - The beer pours a slightly hazy brown red color. The head is a light tan color. 1/2 finger head with virtually no retention or lacing. Quickly settles to a slight film.

S - The aroma is that of a chocolate and cherry extract flavor you'd expect from baking not from beer. Doesn't seem real.

T/M - Same as the nose. Rather underwhelming. The cherry and chocolate taste is there and its strong. Dominates the palate throughout. The beer is light bodied and very crisp. I don't it's balanced at all. Watery.

D - Not at all.

Overall, this seems like a gimic and it does not work.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-14-2011 01:23:32

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:05:31 | More by hopfacebrew
Photo of jsisko01


2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown color with a centimeter thick, off-white head that dissipates instantly.

Smell - Has a strong chocolate scent, more like dark chocolate. The cherry is present as well but almost has a cough medicine type smell to it.. The alcohol smells strong as well.

Taste - The chocolate flavoring tastes exactly like a tootsie roll.. along with a very sweet, cherry flavor. A little malty but the other flavors overpower anything else..

Mouthfeel - Light-medium body with light carbonation.

Overall - This was an interesting beer to try but I'm dumping the rest out after I finish this review. Maybe it would taste better if paired with something.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 05:36:12 | More by jsisko01
Photo of Dodo2step


3.28/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to Ray for this brew

A- a red and amber color that is clear. Minimal head and minimal carbonation.

S- smells is sweet milk chocolate. alcohol/grain is also present right behind the chocolate. Smells like a chocolate covered cherry.

T- it tastes like one as well and mixing that with alcohol isnt the greatest but it is interesting. Think of dropping a chocolate cover cherry into grain alcohol and letting it dissipate.

M- cherry chocolaty, not bad. light bodied and somewhat creamy.

O- after getting through the first couple gulps it isnt bad. it starts to feel like you are sucking on a chocolate cherry.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 19:14:49 | More by Dodo2step
Photo of fdw3


1.83/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours light brownish-red with a small head and only a bit of lacing.

S: Chocolate is extremely apparent with a faint hint of cherry; alcohol is overbearing and lends a strong medicinal scent.

T: True to smell -- artificial chocolate flavoring mixed with cherry cough syrup. The alcohol takes over after the first moment and is simply overpowering.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Not very good -- the mix of flavors here is enough to invoke a bit of nausea. I couldn't finish one, so multiple are out of the question. It might be one to pour into 4-5 glasses and let everybody taste, but not much more.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 05:31:36 | More by fdw3
Photo of DesMoinesMike


3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Random pick at Beer Crazy.

Pours a cloudy tan color with very little foam. The aroma is full of chocolate and a hint of cherry, no room for anything else. The taste is a let-down. There is a hint of cherry, some light malt, and that's about it. There's a slight dryness, and the body seems thin. There isn't much to this one. If it followed up with the aroma this would be an awesome beer, but alas, tis not.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 00:15:43 | More by DesMoinesMike
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac


2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: More cherry in color than chocolate. It pours an amber hue with a gray/brown fizzy head.

S: Smells exactly like a cherry tootsie roll...

T/M: ...Tastes a lot like one, too, just a little lighter with a watery finish.

I imagine this is an example of beer brewed with flavor extracts. It's more of a novelty beer like Banana Bread or something. I don't know, it's still kind of interesting.


Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:28:37 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Photo of GossageBrewery


4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this Fruit Beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a cloudy reddish amber color, produced a nice beigh head, good retention, and it left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was very nice, strong smell of chocolate and a nice dose of cherry.The taste of this ale was medium in body, had a nice base of chocolate, and a distinct cherry flavor. It tasted somewhere between a tootsie roll and a chocolate covered cherry. This was a decent unique beer, I have not had one like this- Great session beer, if your looking for something outside of the box and unique- check out this brew, Prost!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:10:50 | More by GossageBrewery
Photo of TippySelenoid


3.28/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug.

It's a clear, bronze color. Head dispersed quickly leaving a ring of foam and little to no lacing.

It smells just like chocolate cherry cordials.

It tastes like cherry chocolate cordials. There;s a bit of malt in the back. Little hops can be found at all.

It's a tad thinner than medium bodied and it's got a pretty crisp carbonation.

Overall, this is an interesting dessert beer. I like it better than chocolate cherry cordials because those have that awful, goey center. But I guess I don't really care for the flavor of them either.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 02:48:54 | More by TippySelenoid
Photo of samie85


2.1/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A-Pours a light chocolate color with a finger of white head.

S-Smells of huge notes of Luden's cough drops and Tootsie Rolls.

T-Sweet cherry and light notes of tootsie roll followed by maybe the slightest hint of bitterness.

M-Light bodied with a prickly, light carbonation.

D-Drinkability is pretty low for me; the elements of this beer that stand out are flavorings used with a weak base beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:55:33 | More by samie85
Photo of tito42


3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Not sure, but I believe there is a julian date stamp that would indicate bottling on 10/28/2011. Website indicates that this beer has a dark wheat ale as its base.

A: Thin tan head. Chestnut in color with a little bit of particulate.

S: A great nose for a fruit beer. Smells like a cordial cherry or a cherry mash, if you're from my part of the country and know what that is. Maraschino cherry, milk chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness.

T: Wheat, tart bing cherry, milk chocolate, malt. No hops to speak of. Tastes artificial, consistent with the candy nose.

M: A bit thin-bodied and watery with a tart bite. A bit more dextrous than many wheats, but still feels watered down.

O: Not a big fan of beers with fruit extracts added, but O'Fallon takes a novelty approach here and pulls it off fine. If you want a pint of chocolate cherry candy flavored beer, this is the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 03:04:36 | More by tito42
Photo of JuicesFlowing


2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a see-through brownish ruby red. The head goes away eventually, but a thin film of light cream colored bubbles sits there for a while. No lacing. This beer smells like cherry cordials. It also smells a bit boozy and alcoholic. The beer tastes very medicinal. Again, the booze appears, even at only 5.7%. Whoever said it tastes like a cherry tootsie roll is right, and once you get that thought in your mind, you are doomed. I suppose cherry cordial is much more elegant, but still ... The mouthfeel is light and watery. Overall, I've had 7.5% ABV beers that taste and smell less alcoholic than this one. It has a pungent sting to the smell and flavor that I do not like. It's a neat dessert beer, if you have ONE, once ... but otherwise, don't go for the sixer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 17:30:49 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of StoutHunter


3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of O'Fallon's Cherry Chocolate Beer a few days ago for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. This is the first time I have seen this beer and I have never heard of O'Fallon Brewery before, so I thought I would take a chance on them and give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible freshness date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- The label is a plain and a little tacky, looks more like a cherry soda pop then it looks like a beer. It poured a caramel like copper color that was somewhat muddy looking. with only a half a fingers worth of off white head that quickly died down to a very thin ring. Not a good looking beer, that's for sure.

S- Wow this thing smells exactly like a cherry tootsie pop, I can't believe how similar this smells to the sucker, I haven't encountered something like this before. It starts off with a chocolaty aroma that is very similar to a tootsie roll and smells like it has a high amount of sweetness. Next comes the cherrys that smell more like cherry syrup then fresh cherrys, there's also a little bit of booze in there too. A pretty odd smelling beer that smells just like a cherry tootsie pop.

T- The taste is pretty damn similar to the aroma. It starts of with the malts which have a medium amount of sweetness to them and impart a caramel and dark chocolate flavor that is quickly followed by some cherry syrup, then some more chocolate. The chocolate is the most dominating flavor but the cherry still does a pretty good job of showing up. The finish is smooth with an aftertaste of chocolate and malts. Its a little watery, it needs some more richness to it.

M- Slightly smooth, on the medium side of being light bodied and it had a low amount of carbonation. It needs to be thicker so it doesn't feel so watery and the carbonation needs to be bumped up a couple notches.

Overall I thought this was an OK beer, I couldn't see drinking this beer on a regular basis, but to me it makes for a good once in a while desert beer. I was really surprised how much it smelled and tasted like a cherry tootsie pop, it really blew my mind how close the two are, seems like this should have a Short's label on it or something. It went down somewhat smooth so the drinkability was OK, but I think one of these would be enough for me. What I like most about this beer was the aroma, it was exactly like a cherry tootsie pop and that happens to be my favorite flavor of tootsie pop so I enjoyed it. What I liked least about this beer was it's look and the mouthfeel, with a muddy appearance and hardly any head it didn't look too appealing in my pint glass, and the mouthfeel was too thin and under carbonated. I think I will buy this beer every once in a while but it for sure won't be a regular pick up for me. If you like experimental and food like beers this is worth a try but if you are expecting a chocolaty stout with cherry's you are going to be disappointed. I didn't know what to expect from this beer and in the end I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. This was an OK first impression for O'Fallon, this beer doesn't inspire me to go out and try all the O'Fallon beers I can find but if I see some of their beers around and they look interesting I will give them a shot. For now I deem this beer a liquid cheery tootsie pop.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 04:56:21 | More by StoutHunter
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Cherry Chocolate Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
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