Cherry Chocolate Beer | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

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

10 IBU

Added by maxpower on 03-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
193
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
23.9%
 
 
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12
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33
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Photo of dakid618
4.07/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark hazy brown with a finger of light tan head. Very little head retention. Smells just like your think, cherries and chocolate. Taste is like a very light chocolate stout with cherries just on the finish. I could drink several of these no problem. I would consider it a very drinkable beer. I still have yet to sample a bad beer from O'Fallon Brewing.

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Photo of BierFan
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Appearance: Clear dark reddish brown. Nice sized light tan head. Kind of looks like an English brown ale. Little to no lacing.

Smell: The smell is mostly tootsie rolls and artificial cherry-flavored candy. Was hoping that the smells would be stronger, though.

Taste: More cherry and tootsie rolls.

Mouthfeel: No carbonation, fairly thin.

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Photo of KI9A
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber, little head, no lacing at all.

S: Nutty, cherry

T: Sweet cherry, nuts, some bitter chocolate at the back. Decent enough mix, not too much one way or the other.

M: Slick, kinda sticky.

D: Easy to go thru one, but, not sure if is a session beer. Really nice to relax with..if you have a sweet tooth!

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Photo of Beejay
3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy amber.

Smell: Tart, with the aroma of cherry

Taste: Tart with a nutty flavor behind it. Cherry and Chocolate remind me of Christmas for some reason.

Mouthfeel: Light with a lo of fizz.

Drinkability: Pretty good to drink. Not sure I could so an entire night of these, but it is a refreshing change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy cherry-inflected amber color with a foamy beige head that leaves some dripping shards of lace

Smell: Cocoa powder dominates the aroma, with the cherry a bit harder to detect, but definitely discernable

Taste: Tootsie roll flavor up front, with a subtle cherry element developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors blend together but are not nearly as pronounced as I would have suspected; this is more like a flavored wheat beer, in fact

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slightly chalky, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but not something that is so interesting that I would want to have on a regular basis

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Photo of mdcrouser
1.96/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer does stand out, if for no other reason than the strange concoction of flavors that they've packed into these bottles. It's not that the flavors themselves are that unique - cherries are well-liked in lambics, while I've homebrewed a pretty decent chocolate porter. It's the trio of cherry, chocolate, and beer that makes this one different.

I would most liken the initial nose to that of a Scotch Ale, but with some slightly musty odors. Mild carbonation fades to giveway to what can only be described as a strange version of the inner filling of a chocolate-covered cherry. Not enjoyable - points for effort and creativity.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- There was a slight, off-white head that quickly diappeared to a thin lace, leaving very light stick that mostly fell back into the body. The body was a fairly clean, amber/red with light carbonation and a few small yeast particles floating around.

S- At first I was struck with an aroma I would compare to powdered coacoa and a bit of toffee. An odd aroma of light cherry that seems to be injected into the natural scents, seems buried deep within.

T- As the aroma would suggest, I was met with the flavor of cocoa mix. There is some light cherry flavor, but it tends to stay in the background. It has a somewhat long finish.

M- It had a lighter feel, with a touch of bite from the carbonation.

D- It's a pretty easy drinker. At the same time, I'm not going to jump up to grab another one.

Overall- I was suprised at the lighter take based on the name. The "chocolate" moniker made me think I'd be getting into some sort of flavored stout.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Reviewed 12/3/2008 (bottle):

Pours a clear brown color body, not cloudy, somewhat dark. A small off-white head that is quickly diminishing, leaving nothing after 20 seconds. Syrupy, chocolate aroma. Some dark roasted notes. Dark chocolate aroma with a fizzy cherryness too. Chocolate taste, a drying chocolate aftertaste, like chocolate milk. Somewhat creamy taste, but something is not quite right with the taste. Almost like a cola and a cheap cherry pie. Somewhat spicy aftertaste. Carbonated. What happened to this beer? Nearly undrinkable.

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Photo of BCK
3.32/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to an Imperial Pint glass. Nice brownish red color with a 1/2 inch head which dissipates quickly. Smell was predominately of chocolate, didn't smell or taste cherry hardly at all. Very smooth beer, with a decent aftertaste that reminds you that you just drank a beer with chocolate in it. Easy to drink, but definately not an every day beer even in the winter.

All in all a decent fruit/vegetable style beer but it left me wanting more, maybe a bit more cherry and a little more hardiness in the beer. Wish I could try this on tap so it would be a bit fresher.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Growlers Pub West in St. Louis. The beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma similar to a cherry Tootsie Pop. Medium-bodied and sweet with cherry and chocolate flavors, plus a touch of malt. The finish is artificial cherry sweetness that does not linger long. Overall this one did not really click with me.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with orange-ish hues, and a white head. In the aroma, seriously like a chocolate covered cherry. In the taste, like dinking a chocolate covered cherry with hints of coconut. A bitter chocolate and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry chocolate and cherry aftertaste. Kind of creamy, interesting with coconut hints. A good dessert beer.

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Photo of jwinship83
2.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- murky brown body with a large head that quickly fizzes itself to nothing. small bubbles racing to the top

S- like a chocolate tootsie pop tastes. artificial cherry with chocolate as well

T- like a very watered down way that it smells. more like a soda than a beer. the taste quickly vanishes from my mouth.

M- very thin and soda like with a huge level of carbonation

D- more of a novelty than anything, and not something that ill want to have again. one was almost more than i could handle.

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Photo of sluhdrum07
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

i remember kind of liking this beer the first time i tried it, but upon having it again, i am kind of disgusted. just bad flavors, like grenadine poured into a bad chocolate stout. i had a southern tier choklat a few days ago and that completely knocked me out compared to this.

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Photo of KarlHungus
1.4/5  rDev -56%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This beer pours a murky amber color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of bakers chocolate with cherry juice. The taste leans more toward the cherry juice with a lingering aftertaste of bakers chocolate. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this beer is a rancid drain pour. There is no possible way I will ever drink this again.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.85/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - This one comes in a nondescript bottle. I didn't even know that this was an O'Fallon brew when I picked it up. Some simple 1950's stylized cherries and "cherry chocolate" are the only things on the label. This one is a deep rhubarb pink with some good sized chunks of yeast floating around. The head is long lasting at about a finger, and consists of some nice thick strawberry flecked cream. Lots of nice thick lace sticks to the glass

S - Cherry Tootsie Roll Pop all up in yo' face. This smells like those chocolate covered cherry goopy candies that they sell at the counter in gas stations and supermarkets.

T - Aargh. Somehow the decent nose completely crashes on the palate. This reminds me of a cheap (Fanta?) chocolate flavored soda that I once had at my grandma's house. If I remember correctly, that soda, like this beer, tasted rather thin and fake for something chocolate flavored. Big rich dark chocolate works in a stout, but this is more of a flimsy pale ale with artificial flavors. The cherry just ends up tasting sour.

M - Super carbonated and thin, this is a lot like some sort of soda that I imagine was jerked at many a 1950's drug store lunch counter. The finish is neutral and clean with a sour twang of puckery cherry.

D - This isn't terrible, but is sure isn't good. This is more soda pop than beer. I thought that this was going to be a big rich chocolaty stout with a luscious cherry undertone. Instead, this is an over-carbonated

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Photo of drxandy
2.47/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from 12oz to standard pint glass, pours a deep reddish brown, head fades

smells of waxy chocolate, light sweet cherry, malts and alcohol

taste is of tootsie rolls! bitter, malty, cherry flavor comes in a little sweeter than i'd like, a really strange brew - shared with my girlfriend's family and they were very surprised, her mother enjoyed it very much as she likes chocolate covered cherries.

mouthfeel is bitter and thin
One is enough, i wasn't interested in sessioning in the least.

Definitely a unique beer from O'Fallon!

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Photo of Greggy
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- nice 1.5 finger head that slowly recedes to a thin cap. Nice ruby color with some nice yeast in suspension.

S- Chocolate Cherry's (of course) very malt driven. A bit of caramel.

T- Quite sour, lambic-esque/farmhouse, but not in a good way. Not really any chocolate or cherries other than a touch in the otherwise sour finish.

M- Cloying carbonation that is rough on the palette.

D- Not a great beer at all. If I want chocolate covered cherries, I will reach for a brother thelonius.

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Photo of Goliath
2.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with red hues and is somewhat clear. A very thin layer of off-white head appears and quicker than it come leaves the top of the glass with no lacing. This leaves an overall appearance of a glass of iced tea.

The aroma is of sweet chocolate, caramel, and a subtle marachino cherry. This beer smells more like a tootsie roll or a sundae than anything else.

Taste holds mostly chocolate notes. Creamly Caramel and cherry are also present, with a hint of coffee on the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side with too much carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate due to low levels of alcohol and taste.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Thanks to Jackie for pointing out the exact flavor of this beer... Cherry tootsie pops.

There's nothing inherently wrong with cherry tootsie pops. But some things just don't work well in beer. Fruity candies are one of them.

I was hoping there would just be a hint of the chocolate and cherry flavors, but it went overboard. Not only that, the choices for each were poor. It was much too sugary tasting, and I just didn't feel like finishing it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a murky mahogany brown with about a half-inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are low. It smells like a mix of chocolate milk and a Tootsie Roll, along with a little bit of cherry syrup. It does taste like a chocolate covered cherry, and a bit like a Tootsie Roll and some bittersweet chocolate too. I think it's more chocolate than cherry. The flavor is unique, that's for sure. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, but this is obviously a dessert beer. I don't think I could drink any more than 2 of these in a sitting, and 1 is certainly enough. I liked this beer, it's certainly interesting. I'd drink it again, but I don't think this is something I could drink all the time. But it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Dalem
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sort of caramel in color but not dark or thick-you could see through it. At first whiff I though I smelled something musty like wet grass. Swirling the drink around a bit in the glass that scent completely disappeared and the light aroma's of chocolate, homemade jam and I'm thinking a hint of bourbon too. Smell head that went away really fast. No retention, no lacing.
One the lips you can feel a little bit of a tart cherry bite as well as a chalky chocolate thing. It's the same in the mouth and on the tongue with the chocolate taking the lead and the cherry providing a nice follow up. The cherry stays on the back of the tongue when swallowed with the chocalate flavor hanging around the roof of the mouth.

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Photo of hwwty4
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Smokestack goblet. Poured a muddy brown with ruby tones. Aroma is of light syrupy cherries. Actually its more like cherry pie filling. Taste is like a chocolate covered cherry. Not really complex but hell you cant blame them of false advertising. Cherry and chocolate, straight up. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. It’s drinkable. More of a dessert thing.

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Photo of CoSMoSYS
2.85/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6-pack of the stuff to satisfy my girlfriend.

Pours a nice dark crimson with a cherry red color at the bottom of the glass. As the drink warms up I noticed the color turning to more of a dark brown with red highlights. Small white head shows up with a fairly aggressive pour but leaves fast. I didn't see any lacing.

Milk chocolate. I was a good foot away from the glass I poured it in and I still picked up the scent. There's just a hint of the cherry however.

Roasted almonds, which surprised me and definitely chocolate. In fact, the chocolate pretty much overpowers everything. I didn't pick up any cherry flavor. Not impressed.

Very carbonated. Very light. What's there in the aftertaste is all chocolate.

Disappointed that I couldn't taste any cherries. I won't be picking this up again for myself but if I'm ever in trouble with the Mrs., this just might get me out of the dog house!

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a beer mug.

I rather enjoyed O'Fallon's Cherry Chocolate ale. The appearance was a bit lacking, I'll admit. My glass filled with a stale-brown colored ale. A thin, off-white head appeared and quickly vanished. The aroma, on the other hand, was quite appealing. Smelled a lot like a Tootsie Roll, with its candy chocolate and molasses notes. A hint of grenadine (cherry syrup) was detectable.

The taste was also quite chocolatey. Not in the crazy Russian Imperial Stout sense, but good nevertheless. Remembering that this is a Fruit/Vegetable beer, the cherry notes were a bit disappointing, but the cocoa, caramel, and maltiness made up for that fact in the flavor department. Mouthfeel was decent: the body was a bit thin, but had a nice carbonation level and was, overall, somewhat refreshing. Drinkability was on par for the style. Not amazingly complex, but went down easily and was rather tasty. I can't say that I'd ever buy this again, but I would recommend trying it at least once.

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Photo of westweasel
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams tasting glass.

The beer poured out a clear dark amber with almost no head. The smell is interesting - because it smells just like chocolate milk. Now the appearance seems strange, because with that smell - I would expect it to be opaque - not clear.

The taste is dominated by chocolate and toast flavors. I'm not getting much cherry at all. The mouthfeel is medium.

The drinkability is good in small doses. Honestly I had a very hard time finishing a whole glass of this.

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Cherry Chocolate Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
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