RateBeer
overall
91
90
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique ale begins its life as a powerful and richly sweet stout to which Michigan tart cherries are added. The resulting black brew is complex, sweet and tart with a distinct cherry finish. It will improve with cellaring. Available September - May


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Black viscous body. A thin dark orange colored head. The aroma is toast, coffee and cherry jelly. The taste has a strong coffee and some slightly sour cherry in the finish. A fairly dry and tart stout that is not sweet at all. Another nice stout from Bells.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2005
(bottle) Lovely black color with tan head. Smell of cough medicine. Taste of cough medicine. I like kriek lambics, but this did nothing for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2005
bottle. pours a very dark chocolate color with no light penetrating this baby. head was a reddish tan and fades to an oily residue. a very nice stout with definite tart cherry flavors going on. a good novelty type of beer but not something I could make a habit of drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
I hate fruit beers, but I keep ordering this baby, much to my buddy’s chagrin. There is no arguing taste. Great sour cherry taste offset by lightly chocolate malt flavors. Good holiday stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle, again, thanx Duane. Pours black as night, with a HUGE reddish brown head. as I let the head settle down, an interesting aroma comes out. Burnt chocolate and malts, no hops or citris, lots of Caramel and toffee, and coffee. There is a definite cherry backbone here. The aftertaste also bring cherries, along with the sourness. This was not as good as I dreamed it would be, but, still, dark and enjoyable. I bet this would be great cellar. e-rate. This got way sour in the end, andgot unpleasant

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Pours a jet black, aroma of lactose and vanilla. Flavor is dark and roasted, with a cherry bite/finish. Palate is oily and slick, very tasty beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Simple yet intensely pleasing nutty chocolate-cherry aroma. Good head with minimal lacing, like most stouts. Regarding the flavor, I must be one of the people who’ve gotten a batch with more cherries because the tart cherry flavor definitely dominates the traditional stout flavor. The result is great - tastes like a stout-cherry wine cooler. I like it though it’s not as high in my book as a great "straight" stout. But I’d probably use this one for after lawnmowing in summer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Really great aroma- a perfect mix of cherry and stout. The same continues in the flavor. In my bottle, the cherries took a wonderfully subtle backseat to the stout. The cherry taste was nice, not artificial tasting at all. I had a small sample, and would love to try it again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Black with no head. Very watery for a stout. Big cherry aroma, sour and tart at the same time. Flavor is the same with a slighly bitter coffe finish. Very winelike. Very overwhelming in general. One is definately enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle, at Monk’s, in Philly. Pours black, with aromas of cherries and coffee. Taste is similar, with cherries take a front seat. A very enjoyable stout. My main complaint would be that it needs more og a malt profile to go along with the nice cherry flavor.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 120 121 122  123  124 125 126 » 145


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50