Cherry Chocolate Beer - O'Fallon Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev +29.6%
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!
02-06-2013 10:49:53 | More by Tuey13
3.63/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
02-01-2013 02:57:35 | More by barczar
3.58/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
01-21-2013 21:38:07 | More by tastymug
1.78/5 rDev -42.8%
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.
01-04-2013 18:31:41 | More by WastingFreetime
2.23/5 rDev -28.3%
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.
12-22-2012 02:57:59 | More by phideltashaggy
3.43/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
12-12-2012 04:32:34 | More by Ricochet
2.45/5 rDev -21.2%
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.
04-25-2012 01:08:52 | More by cwguy5
2.2/5 rDev -29.3%
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.
04-09-2012 23:31:34 | More by ONUMello
Cherry Chocolate Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.