Blackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with Cherry
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Blackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with CherryBlackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with Cherry
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 12.43%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
96
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 18, 2019
Added:
Mar 25, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  31
SCORE
84
Good
Blackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with CherryBlackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with Cherry
Notes: Sweet meets savory in our Black Forest Cake Stout with Cherry. Roasted Malt balances out lush cherry flavor and ends with a bittersweet finish.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 4.15 by tjg584 from Tennessee

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by toast9 from New Jersey

Aug 18, 2019
Photo of OompaMentor
Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
10/21/2018; GA Chapter Room
Jan 04, 2019
Photo of Slatetank
Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I enjoyed this from the bottle chilled in a cup purchased at Wegmans
the color is black with opaque clarity and tan head.
The smell is malt with a slight stone fruit aroma.
The feel is full with dry body and moderate carbonation with roast and slight sweetness with a fruity presence.
This is a good stout without a lot of adjunct flavor more balance of malt with roast and some mild alcohol and fruit but not a ton of cocoa taste.
The overall impression is this is good but not very dessert-like
Nov 06, 2018
Photo of EMV
Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly black pour with 2 fingers of tannish head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: Roasted grains, dark sugars, and black cherry. Sweet and bitter.

T/F: Just like the nose... rich roasted grains and burned sugars... cocoa, cherry juice... mix of sweet fruit and bitter roast. Also mild tartness from the cherry. Good flavor combinations... medium bodied with nice carbonation. The finish is cherry chocolate.

O: A pretty delicious cherry/chocolate stout from Victory. One of their better 'blackboard' releases. An enjoyable dessert beer.
May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by needMIbeer from Virginia

May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Walleybeer from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Mar 23, 2018
Photo of Irishman_Scott
Reviewed by Irishman_Scott from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Hard poured from a bottle. Nice very dark brown, almost black color. Tan head that sticks around a bit and laces nice. Cherry and chocolate smells, with flavour that follows. Nice bitter chocolate and sour cherry is what I’m getting. Good flavour and a very good beer!
Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 25, 2018
Photo of NathanBeets
Reviewed by NathanBeets from South Dakota

3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Enjoy by 2/19/28. Consumed on 2/21/18. Shoot.

Pours black with a good sized khaki tan head. Beautiful lacing on the glass.

Smell of tart cherries mainly.

A bit of roast bitterness on the back end.

An ok brew. Not amazing by any means. Not terrible.
Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2.17 by jsnouffer from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.47 by swierczt from Connecticut

Feb 14, 2018
Photo of EMH73
Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours black with a well retained thin tan head that left spotty lacing. Smells of chocolate covered cherries. Tastes of tart cherries, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, roasted malts and an unpleasant earthy quality. Thin mouth feel, light bodied, minimal carbonation. Overall a disappointment.
Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by bluehende from Delaware

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Raime from Korea (North)

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jan 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2018
Photo of buschbeer
Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves very little head.

The smell is cherry and chocolate. Roasted malt comes through after it warms a bit.

The flavor is dark roasted malt bordering on burnt popcorn. I get a little dark chocolate and even less cherry. The roasted malt leaves somewhat of a bitter coffee aftertaste.

Medium to full mouthfeel

It looked and smelled good. The burnt toast and black coffee taste grew coated my palate and the lack of much chocolate and cherry in the taste was a little disappointing.
Jan 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 24, 2018
Photo of Ob512316
Reviewed by Ob512316 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into glass. The color is black with thin tan head. The smell conists of dark chocolate and cherry with a hint of mocha. The taste is similar to the smell. The chocolate and cherry are mixed together, but the chocolate is stronger than the cherry. This beer feels a little heavy due to the abv. Overall this beer tastes like it's advertised so its a win.
Jan 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by BlueKurenai from Vermont

Jan 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.32 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by Dakin from Utah

Jan 13, 2018
Photo of dertyd
Reviewed by dertyd from California

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours out a black color, with 1 finger of super dence chocolate milk colored head------------------ the aromas are of dark roasted malts, dark fruits and cherry cough syrup------------------ the flavors are of cherry tartness, chocolate, earthy/minerality and chocolate teddy grahams, the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a roasted bitterness on the finish-------------- overall this beer was ok, I was hoping for something different, it was to thin and didn't taste like cake, it had a cherry cough syrup vibe with a toasty bitterness that threw me off
Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2018
Photo of Tone
Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, strong spicy hops, piney hops, slight sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is very sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of roasted malt, strong spicy hops, piney hops, slight wood, sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Overall, too sharp and the blend is off, but good appearance, aroma, and complexity.
Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by mig100 from Texas

Jan 02, 2018
Photo of Dodo2step
Reviewed by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- black with hints of red tones but not much. Quite opaque. minimal head on the pour and it is dark red.

S- cherry, chocolate and coffee nose

F- sweet dark chocolate with sweet/sour cherry rounding it out. coffee in there as well

M- chewy and moist like a cake. coffee comes through as i drink more of the pint.

O- a decent stout and quite interesting. Only to be enjoyed on a winter day though.
Dec 29, 2017
Photo of dsa7783
Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Morris Tap and Grill in Randolph. Pours a jet black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Sweet cherry aroma replete with hints of chocolate and mocha. Similar overall flavor profile.
Dec 29, 2017
Photo of LiquidAmber
Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours black, appearing opaque black in the glass with a half finger brown head with great retention and nice lacing, looks good. Aroma of dark toasted malt with some light char, coffee and cocoa; not getting any cherry. Flavor is slightly sweet dark toasted malt with light char, milk chocolate and sweet/tart cherry. Finishes with lingering milk chocolate and cherry. Medium bodied with nice light creaminess and sharp carbonation. Although the chocolate flavor does not rise to the level of Black Forest Cake (it leans more milk chocolate than dark), the chocolate with cherry does invoke that dessert. Fortunately, this is not as sweet as that cake and the flavor is not quite as intense. I'd like to see a little more deep chocolate to balance the cherry, but the malt is up to supporting the fruit flavors. Tartness in stouts is not my favorite profile, but the malt body in this was pleasant enough to keep my interest. A good, but not great, chocolate stout.
Dec 29, 2017
Blackboard Series #7 - Black Forest Cake Stout with Cherry from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 150 ratings