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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
This is one tart beer! Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin dark beige head. Black cherry aroma. Tart cherry flavor is dramatically introduced from the first sip. The flavor becomes more subdued throughout but this is definitely an acquired taste. I will try to get a bottle to age to see if it calms the flavor down at all.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
RE-RATE 27 Nov 2002: Trying a 2yr old bottle (thx hopsrus). What world of difference. Age this stuff!! nice tart cherry chocolate nose. Slightly tart flavor. Poured flat. INITIAL Rating:Dark brown, w/ a very tart cherry flavor. I didnít enjoy this one

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2002
pretty much opaque, no head at all, aroma is of subdued coffee and slightly fruity (combo reminds me a bit of nyquil without the medicinal edge). decent bitter cherry flavor mixed with the coffee...not as good as iíd hoped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
An alright stout. Not one of Larrys finest though. The taste of cheeries isnít really present untill this brew warms up a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2002
very dark beer with little head. the sweet aroma comes right out, there is also a roasted malt scent and maybe a little vanilla.looks very thick as one pours it in the glass. the tartness stays throughout the taste and at the very finish there is a malty tone that takes over. somewhat dry. not a beer to drink in quantity. maybe a small glass with dessert(split a bottle between two or three).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Very black with a small brown head. Roast and vanila aroma. Very sour and tart roasted flavor. Almost wine like.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Dark brown almost opaque liquid with a dark tan small bubbled head. Aroma of vanilla, rasians, anice, sorgum and dark brewers bread. Just a hint of alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate covered cherry pitts. More carbonation than what apears zips across the tongue. sweetness that last throughout the quaff. Coffee and sweet/sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Black, thick. Head is brown around the edges. Nose of espresso. Cherry tart shows up in the taste. Finished on the sweet side then has a sudden bitterness. Good for something different to sip on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2002
The stout part is great. Clean, smooth, roasty. However the tart cherry flavro is definitely distinct and not my favorite. Scores high for uniqueness and for being well made, but its just not my favorite. Slightly sour with an acidic, tangy aftertaste but good upfront flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Pours dark brown with quickly dissipating medium sized dark brown head. roasted malt taste with sour cherry finish. Not bad, but overall just doesnít work that well together, I think Iíll stick with the other Bellís stouts


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