True South Cherry Bomb | True South Brewery

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3.76 w/ 3 ratings

Brewed by:
True South Brewery

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Local Taphouse's GABS Festival. I actually was under the impression that this was the beer that was going through their newly installed Randall, but I was mistaken.

Pours a dark, reddish brown-black hue with a fine head of beige creamy froth. Lacing is chunky and pleasant. Body looks a little thin, but not too bad.

Nose is full of coconut juice, the fresh green slightly organic and rank type. Some chocolate comes through dusting the top of the fresh coconut. Hints of plasticine. Minimal cherry on the nose for a beer called the Cherry Bomb. It's quite brusque.

Taste is a bit vinous, giving a slightly acidic character on the front. Dusty coconut comes through with a very dry finish. Very mild throughout though, and the chocolate has largely dropped out on the palate. Certainly needs a bit more body. A bit more overall flavour would help as well.

Not a bad beer, just a relatively weak one.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hellish red-tinged dark brown. Head is great, beige and dense with a Sauron-esque ring around the top, nice cradle of sticky lace. Could be darker, but still nice.

Smells decent. Lots of chocolate on that with a belt of coconut and vanilla and some brown sugar sweetness as well. Very nice really; dark, sweet and rich but just lacking cherries. Cherry aroma and/or tartness would really give this a pop.

Taste is quite dark up-front with roasty notes and a touch of cocoa. As it progresses it produces flavours of roasty espresso and some sour cherry notes, maraschino with a touch of claret. Decent dark, mysterious beer, but it's crying out for more sweetness on the palate, more coconut and maybe even some lactose wouldn't go astray. Not bad, but I can't help but think how much better this could have been.

A bit thin on the body, but foams up nicely in the mouth to produce a decent texture, leaves pretty well.

Yeah, a decent beer. Could have been exciting and great, as it is it's just pretty good.

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Photo of dgilks
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black colour with a creamy, light tan head. Good head retention.

Toasted coconut aroma blended with mild cherry notes and a hint of chocolate.

Yum. This is pretty much exactly like a liquid Cherry Ripe. Sweet cherry with good coconut flavour and everything integrated. Really chocolatey.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking.

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True South Cherry Bomb from True South Brewery
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 3 ratings
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