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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottled on 10/08/13. Poured from bottle into 16 oz tulip. Cherry is present but not cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thin deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, touch of cherry juice sweetness. Flavor brings out much more the cherry character, slightly tangy and tart. A decent beer, but no real desire to have it again. Would love to try the BA version though!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Would have thou i wouldnt like this but the cheries provided a bit more tartness then i was expecting. Nice malt and bite. Good balance.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DKing2706 (16) - - JAN 21, 2015
Jet black in color with a quarter inch head that disappears quickly to a small ring. Little aroma, some toasty chocolate notes very little cherry aroma if any. Excellent flavor that starts off sweet and tart, and ends with a roasted flavor and chocolate. Slight bitter aftertaste really makes for an enjoyable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bottles (18) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Dark chocolate covered tart cherries. Very complex between the chocolate covered cherries and smooth toastiness of a stout. Medium full on the palate. Great by itself and would be good with chocolate cake. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (293) - - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from bottle into teku. Did not realize at first that this was made with tart cherries instead of sweet. Flavor stars off strong right away with sour cherry with almost no sweetness. Base stout is pretty thin and unassuming to allow the cherry, which is not really overt, to have the spotlight. Light, easy to drink, and a bit one note.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
DeesterOSU (6) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Tasted the cherry right away. The aroma was light to me. The appearance was dark as expected for a stout. Not super remarkable but not bad flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (417) - - JAN 9, 2015
Tart cherries up front, blended with creamy dark chocolate, roasted malts and burnt grains. Bitterness balanced with a sweet, almost cola aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours near black with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet with a slight roasted note. Flavor is tart with flavors of sour cherry, dark chocolate. Hits all all levels of taste buds on the tongue. Very different than what i expected. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (246) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Deep brown beer with a late forming thin beige head. Rich nose of unsweetened cocoa, coffee, and sour cherry. Flavor follows the aroma with a burst of cherry bolstered by the bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. The sourness of the fruit plays off the roasted grain like a puree on a chocolate cake. However, all of the flavor is up front with little in the way of finish. Still, a good beer.


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