b33r (587) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with no head, just a light brown ring, and no lacing. Aroma is faint but slightly fruity and hoppy. Flavor has strong cherry flavor with roasted malts. Itís a little sour up front but finishes smoothly. Pretty good overall- itís different and I like it.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it but is it bad I expect more from Bell's? Everything is here but I expect more chewiness/roastiness from the base stout. B+
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beastmaster (155) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful Carmel head from tap. Aroma chocolate, cherry, light coffee/toffee. Body is a little lighter than Iíd like. Yay cherry and dark chocolate taste, heavier on the cherry than the chocolate. If I want a dark cherry beer Iíd pick one up again.
olr1984 (709) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Cherry and chocolate aromas. Cherry roasted malt and chocolate finish. Great beer
chucklemation (159) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown beer with a red tint. The tart flavor was off-putting at first, but as I continued drinking it I began to enjoy the combination of tart cherry and roasty caramel. This is one I would revisit again.
matthewjk (802) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite surprised to find out Iíve never rated this one; perhaps because I thought the concept unappealing. After consuming a 12oz bottle, I have to say itís a nice treat, but nothing I would seek out intentionally. Damn, Iím not sure what it is... it is well brewed, just like most Bellís are, but something doesnít mesh here. Iím still left thinking "cough syrup"? Fun try, but bye bye.
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with medium tan head. A: coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, hint of cherries. T: tart cherries over bitter mocha. Smooth. Not great, but good and interesting.
bubblehouse (119) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Personally I love the way the tartness of the cherries cut through the stout. Not the best beer overall but one of my favorites.
dhasmonek (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yummy stout with chocolate notes and sour cherry. Good mouthfeel and not as heavy as it looks.
Ericular (384) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle about a month old. Pours a thick, oily black with a big brown head that fades leaving good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, meaty, with a hint of cherry. Taste is sweet balance of smoky wood and cherry. Increasingly tart into the middle until the cherry is strong, only letting a slight amount of cocoa and char through. Cloying and sticky sweet syrup very briefly, then the acidity eventually fades, letting a light roast back in. Palate thick and sticky, dry with tart. OK for a fruit beer, but Iíd rather just have it sans cherry.