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RATINGS: 1431   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


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thechasm442 (357) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. The beer pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that has hints of ruby as well, especially on the lacing, which is average. I give it above average just because the dark red colors that show up in the head are pretty cool in my opinion. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, cocoa, and a creamy sweetness. Not really getting cherries though. Taste is very tart up front. Cherries are there for sure, and linger on and sweeten up a bit in the aftertaste. There are also roasted malt and barley, bakers chocolate, and some coffee flavors as well. Overall mouthfeel is creamy at first, than dry. I like this one. Itís interesting and different, although the cherry is a bit overdone on the palate. Edit...Iíve had this a few more times. Too much cherry. It gets overpowering after more than one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (283) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Smells nice, mainly roasty notes in the aroma with a hint of cherry. Completely black with a long lasting thick brown head, pretty. Tastes great, lots of nice tart cherry flavor. Upfront some sour cherry tartness, finishes with a dark maltyness, chocolate notes, sweet cherry notes. Long cherry finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Great cherry stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (629) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate, sour, cherry on the nose. Taste is sour and tart. A bit too much cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptMatey (134) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured an ink black colour with a thin coffee brown head that left no lacing. Aroma is notes roasted and coffee malt a faint hint of dark fruit. Flavor is where the cherry tartness is quite present and well balanced with the roasted malt flavor. Medium bodied with little carbonation that ends with a sweet finish and a cherry flavor that lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2369) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a black brown color with a slight dark reddish tint. Notes of earthy sour cherries, smoked malt, soured malt, cocoa nibs, and burnt bread. Medium weight mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
berntholer (1106) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
dense beige head leaves little lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is leather, grassy, green banana. taste like aroma, salty liquorice, sourish wry aftertaste. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. very unpleasant to drink, couldnít detect any cherry-ness. bottle 35.5cl / bd oct-2014

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4086) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of tartish cherries, roasty malts, licorice and wood. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and woody with notes of cherries, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth and sweetish with notes of roasty malts, licorice and cherries. Quite interesting, not as tart or sour as other cherry beers.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Great compkex aroma, pours a rich dark brownish black with little to no head. A very pleasant mix of sweet (not nearly too sweet or overpowering) and tart from the cherries make for a wonderful flavor profile for this stout. Seems like a unique combo, cherries and stout...and it is, but it works wonderfully.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrnoluv (188) - long beach, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Wow! The look is a dark plum, light brown head, aroma is fruity, the taste is what I have been looking for a sour stout! There is a sweetness once you sip it, but that tart cherry taste kicks in, not too powerful, but just the right amount of sourness. If you love sours and love stouts, this is the one!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matthewrobertk (1) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
This is an Awesome dessert beer, very rich, like eating a dark chocolate bar with dried cherries


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