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RATINGS: 1403   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


3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carltylerson (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with very little head. Chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee, with a tart, almost sour finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2446) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
10/25/2014. From bottle. Bells make some of the best stouts out there, but this is not one of them. The aromas are roasted malt and chocolate. Flavors similar with lots of dark chocolate, but the tart, acidic and almost metallic finish throws it off balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
whundley3720 (7) - Norlina, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
This was a decent beer from Bellís. I will say itís one of their most interesting beers I have ever had from Bellís, but not their best. Aroma- cherryís, light espresso, and chocolate. Taste- Very tart up front and lingers throughout, but still has that imperial stout backbone. Itís that if you decent, but not the best from Bellís. I will say if this is your style of beer you will love this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7248) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 09/18/14. (Mr. Billís) Roanoke, VA.
Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, some sourness, chocolate and mild coffee in the aroma. The flavour is mild tartness, roasted malt, vanilla sweetness and berries. Quite balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (114) - - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle to beer tulip. Pour is jet black with a one finger beige head that leaves a cap and a bit of lacing. The aroma is strong roasty malt, chocolate, and a hint of cherries. The taste is big roasted malt, sweetness, chocolate, and a big smack of tart cherries. The finish is tart and oily with a nice blend of roast and cherry. A really interesting stout that I couldn't drink a sixes of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4324) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Well done for this up and coming style on the trendometer. Enough balanced roast and tart cherry to do both ends of the equation justice. Finishes tart with a touch of astringency. Big smell of roast and some smoke in finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
On first sip this stout has a bit of bitterness with a nice roasted malt flavor. Once your pallet sets in the cherry really starts coming out, itís personally a touch to much for me, I prefer flavors like this to be more suttle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1640) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head. Aromas of cherries and light chocolate. Tastes of tart cherries, chocolate, some berries. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justkoehn (10) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Little to no head and very thin lacing. Rich chocolate aroma with cherries coming in second. However when tasted the sour cherries come first and the chocolate lingers for the aftertaste. Best cherry stout I have had. Enjoy the sour cherries instead of the sweet which are usually used. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: Itís dark and thick with a light tan head. The slowly fades out leaving just a ring of foam at the edge of the glass. Lacing is mostly slick. Smell: The aroma has a light toasted grain character with hints of almond like nutty notes and cherries. Taste / Palate: The flavor has a tart cherry roasted maltiness up front. As it warms I get more roasted coffee like malt notes. The finish has a mix of ligjt tartness and bitterness. Carbonation and palate feel right on.


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