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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Jet black pour usual minimal stout head. Aroma burnt dark roast sour cherry perhaps. Smooth as silk no real coffee or stout bitterness. The cherry hits you as a cherry liquor mid sip and warms you than gone. Strange interesting brew. Did like the java better. Nice though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (928) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
12oz bottle picked up at J’s in Owensboro, KY. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Nice dark brown/black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of malts, coffee and slight cherry. Thin on the palate. Taste of chocolate, coffee and malts with a nice amount of bitterness. Clean and tart finish. Almost crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours from tap a dark brown, slightly murky, and had a medium tan bubbly head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, and coffee. Taste had medium sweetness mixed well with a medium to heavy bitter. Body was medium with a thin texture and a sweet/bitter mixed finish. I thought this was a pretty good stout.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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