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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Odysseyalien (39) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
I’ve grown to like stouts but this one was just wasn’t my style. The cherry was very sour...not what I expected. I took three sips and poured the rest down the sink. For someone who’s into stouts with fruity flavors, this may be impressive. It just wasn’t my thing. For me, it was the yukiest beer I’ve tasted in a very long time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a dark black. Has a sweet malt and coffee taste with some dark fruits. Has a slight coffee taste but is strong with cherry like a fruit beer and it lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (315) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Coffee and roasted malt aroma of an imperial stout. Do not get any cherry in the aroma. Get the sour cherry in the taste. Get the cherry up front, it is not too sweet, nice flavor and slight tart. That is followed by the stout. It actually works really well together. Slight tart balances the sweeter stout. Get slight coffee flavors, but mostly roasted malt from the stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, dark black, roasty taste, with a sweet cherry finish, it was good but not for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2/14/14 $3.29 bottle drank after being at CBO drinking a stone memorial saison. Interesting mix of cherries and stout. Both tastes and smells like chocolate covers cherries ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Woodman’s in Waukesha. Pours a very, very dark brown with a rapidly diminishing tan head leaving almost no lace. Aroma has heavy roast, some dark chocolate, molasses and caramel. Later there are hints of hops and fruit. Taste is of tart cherries, caramel, some roast and some chocolate. The cherry initially was thin seeming, but grew down through the glass with a nice presence. Got shades of Expedition in this, without the stone fruits, and the strong complexity. Medium bodied and somewhat oily. Finishes bittersweetly tart, in about equal parts of the 3, in a nice blend. Liked the cherry better than the double cream, as it offset the roasty chocolate/caramel blend nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (314) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Aroma is sweet with roasted malts taste is a little tart for my taste but very unique... Lots of cherry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at Blind Tiger. The aroma is sour cherries, chocolate. The flavor is sour cherries, bitter chocolate, wood. Not much sweetness, kind of acidic. He appearance is jet black, thin, disappearing tan head. The finish is sour cherries, wood, tannins. medium to medium/thick in body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (200) - - FEB 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with a khaki colored head, smells of oats, chocolate and caramel, with a little bit of cherry on the back. Taste is fairly sweet to start, chocolate and toffee then the cherry comes through and it ends with a tart flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Pours a dark black color. Taste is sweet chettyosh stout with a a nice dark blackish sweet taste and color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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