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RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2955) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
Draught. Nice mix of sweet chocolaty notes and sour, fruity cherry notes. Good with desserts or by its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleg (50) - The Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
Pitch black pour with a large thick mocha head and decent retention. Fair lacing. Dark chocolate and dark cherry licorice flavor. Not as sweet or as creamy as i expected. Decent but disappointing. 7.0 ABV is undetectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (934) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
Une mousse à peine visible se dissout aussi rapidement qu’elle s’est formée. La bière est d’un noir sans équivoque qui me rappelle la première fois que j’ai vu le film Jurassic Park. Il pleut tout le temps et il fait toujours noir dans c’te film-là. Ça gosse. En tout cas... Des élans discrets de tabac frais viennent s’appuyer sur des arômes enivrants de chocolat au lait truffé de cerises sucrées, comme les intemporels Cherry Blossom. Une très fine carbonatation contribue à la sensation d’onctuosité à chaque gorgée. La cerise s’exprime de façon plus définie en bouche et procure une acidité fruitée qui augmente considérablement la buvabilité de la bière. Aucunement artificielle et totalement bonne, le combo "chocolat et cerise" n’aura jamais été aussi succulent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3764) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a black/brown hue with some ruby highlighting, a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam that also showed a hint of reddish tinge & good persistence, with ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was malty, roasted, cocoa, and cherry. Better than medium bodied, the carbonation was low, but possessed enough fizz to elevate the flavor, the taste was similar notes to the aroma’s, tart, slightly woody, cherry that was not overpowering, too sweet, or dessert-like, with a touch of dryness to the finish. Tasty & balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
12oz bottle much thanks to beerman6686! Pours black with a small creamy dark copper head of foam. Aroma of dark chocolate covered cherries, tobacco, coffee, cough syrup, and vanilla. Taste of black malts, dark chocolate, black cherry, tobacco, coffee beans, earth, and caramel. Complex, rich, and delicious!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2016
Sample on tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Light Aroma of tart cherries. Starts out with a slightly tart and tangy cherry flavor. Also has hints of dark chocolate and a woody earthy flavor. The tartness disappears rather quickly but it still tastes good. A little thin for a stout but still pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - APR 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Pours brown black with a brownish head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, cherries and chocolate. Sweet-sour flavors, roasted malt, coffee, berries, cherries and chocolate flavors. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1431) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Opaque black with brown head. Aroma of cherry praline and coffee. Sweetish-sour flavor with notes of cherry praline, roasted malt, lots of chocolate, lingering sourness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (881) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
At the gingerman in NYC Dark brown black off white head Aroma of dust, coffee Messy taste, smoke cherry, sour coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sour cherry skin aromas. Sweet and sour cherry upfront turning to mild chocolate before returning to a lasting cherry juice finish. Didn’t pick up much stout here...

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