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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Cellar Temp. Aromas are a swampy burnt malt. Flavors explode. No cloying medicinal cherry here. Much like a dark chocolate covered cherry. The flavor profile is complex and expansive.Lovely silky milkshake mouthfeel. Tart on the finish. I havenít said this in 15 years: Totally awesome.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Head pours with a tint of red, what little there is of said head. Aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is reminiscent a very old and stale barleywine. The cherry slightly appears in the tart finish, but otherwise plays wallflower. Thanks to robertsreality for this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
BOTTLE: Pours very dark with a carmel color head. Little lacing. Fantastic chocolate moca smell. Coffee with a fresh tart cherry finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Amazing. This is the perfect blend of cherry, coffee, and dark chocolate flavor The aroma is also simply amazing. I never really liked Stouts, but this one takes the prize

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2005
A very good fruit beer, pours dark with slight amber tones. Somewhat acidic, smooth cherry presence, maybe chocoalte and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel and finishes the same.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Too sweet and too acidic, cherry flavor comes through way to much, typical of most fruit beers I have tried.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
On tap at Bells. Small tan head that quickly dissipated, sparse lacing, fine sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a dark brown hue. The aroma was malty, coffee and cherries. The flavor was sweet, acidic, tart, tangy, cherries, mild coffee, and a little chocolate. Palate was smooth. Light-medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 pours black with not much head. flavour is sour cherries. too much cherry for me. tough to finnish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours black with a thin tan head that stays. Aroma is of roast malt, coffee, and a mix of tart and sweet cherries. Flavor is a mix of tart and sweet cherries up front, roast malt, mild coffee, and a slight chocolate. Nice rich beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Thanks to Beerhandy for this!! poured black with a redish brown head. Aroma is a sweet roasted malt with a hint of cherry. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavor with a cherry finish. The cherries donít overpower this. I usually donít care for fruit beers too much but this one is well done.


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