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RATINGS: 1509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (946) - - MAR 12, 2016
2016 bottle. Darkwith a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and some cherries. The taste has some tartness with cherries along with some chocolate and more roasted malts. Medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Aromas of roasted malt, tart cherry, chocolate with a touch of molasses and a generalized bitterness. Small light brown head; beer is very dark brown. Taste includes both pretty distinct sweetness and tartness, along with a generalized bitterness. Fairly heavy body; oily/creamy texture; carbonation average; finish is really long with roared malt, chocolate, tart cherries and sweetness as well. I like the simultaneous contrasts in this beer: sour cherries, sweet roasted malts, alcohol and chocolate, and a generalized bitterness - the combination is unusual and works pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (365) - - MAR 5, 2016
12oz bottle. 12/1/15 bottle date. Appearance: Jet black with a moderate brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Roasted malt and black cherry notes. Taste: Light roasted malt that quickly turns to a sharp, tart black cherry. Light to moderate perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation. Finish: Dry, tart cherry lingers with a touch of roast. Overall: Surprised at the intensity of the tart cherry, but it balances the roasted malt well. Could use a bit more carbonation, but overall a nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2016
A dark brown color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight coffee and a hint of cherry. Taste is the same. A good one, but I got tired of the sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
In the glass it has an extreme darkness with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and some cherries. The taste has some tartness with cherries along with some chocolate and more roasted malts. Medium finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (365) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2016
From a bottle. Pours a thick, dark brown and makes a thin brown head. Very syrupy. Lots of microbubbles are visible when swirling the glass. Not much lacing, though. Aroma is of cocoa and Bing cherry and vanilla. Tastes of malt, cherries, and chocolate. Not too much alcohol and not too viscous mouthfeel. I like this stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1973) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta. Musty cherry and roasty aroma. Sour cherry and molasses taste. Mildly bitter finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (278) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours dark with foamy head which quickly dissolves cherry evident from the start underpinned by chocolaty malts. Not too sweet. Thin mouthfeel for a stout, but liked it more than I thought I would. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Cherries, just like the name says, with some roast and cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a chocolate covered cherry flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with think tan head. Aroma is Chocolate and dark cherry. Taste is sweet tart chocolate cherry with a chocolate sour cherry finish. I like it.


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