Cherry Chocolate Beer - O'Fallon Brewery
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.7/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pretty reddish brown, like a cherry was dropped in a brown ale and the cherry's red color melted into the brown.
Smell: Cherries and chocolate, exactly as advertised. Very sweet smelling.
Taste: Almost exactly in line with the beer's aroma. Undeniable chocolate cherry flavors dominate. The review below is spot on with the cherry tootsie pop description. No malt, hops, or bitterness to be found.
Mouthfeel: Rather thin, yet syrupy at the same time, and not in a good way.
Drinkability: The sweetness might becoming cloying if one had more than one of these.
Notes: This beer absolutely accomplishes what it sets out to. It's quite one dimensional, but I dig that dimension, so I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. If you're not specifically looking for the chocolate cherry flavor, then stay away. But if you want a bottle's worth of a sweet dessert type beer then I would certainly recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2009 06:32:52 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This has been one of my favorite beers so far. I have never had a beer like this before and when I had this one I really liked it a lot. I think the Cherry flavor with the Chocolate flavor is a great taste. This was this first beer that I have had like this and I liked it a lot. I just wish that I could find it where I live is all. If I could find it where I live I know that I would be buying this beer. If you never have had this before you need to try it if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 21:57:02 | More by jaredtp
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
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
Cherry Chocolate Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.