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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2001
Not as heavy as I expected; but, like many of Bellís stouts this one excels. Very dark and succulent. This beer is near black; yet pours with hints of ruby. It produces a nice, dimpled tan head. The aroma totally belongs to cherries; while the actual flavor harmonizes with a traditional stout. A certain roasted, tartness lingers after swallowing which is rather enjoyable. Pretty decent and above average, yet lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2001
Number 200 and quite an interesting one. Dark beer with a HUGE rocky head. A silky thin body which is consistent with Bells style. Very sweet with a sour cherry finish. Very interesting. I donít really know what to think of it. I always love to see brewers experiment though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2001
This may be the only Bells beer I donít like, the very tart cherry flavor doesnít seem to work with the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Too strong of a cherry taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2001
Interesting stout. Thick and creamy all the way through. Cherries are added perfectly, as they permeate the aroma, but arenít overbearing in the flavor. The stout itself is nothing too exciting, without the cherry flavor it wouldnít be much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2001
Good Stuff. The cherry flavor is there, but not real sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2001
The aroma is great, the appearance is great, the taste isnít. The cherry taste overpowers this stout. I love Bellís beers, but this one isnít in the same class as all the others they produce. If you like a sweet, almost tangy taste with your stout, then this is it. The regular Bellís Stout is much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2001
It has the aroma of a Belgian Kriek. The taste is overpowered by cherry with a sweet, slightly chocolaty flavour at the end. This one is almost like a cross between a kreik lambic and a stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2001
I donít really know what to say. Itís different. Left the taste of cough medicine in the roof of your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 1, 2001
I had always looked forward to this. not nearly as good as i thought. I like sweet stouts, but this had this sugary sweetness, and over cherry flavor that doesnít go with the stout flavor well. Larry Bells is really good with stouts but this is a weak effort

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