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RATINGS: 1456   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (427) - - 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 (199) - 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 (260) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. This is one of the best fruit infused stouts out there. Nice balance of sweet, sour, and roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
This is one cherrylishes stout. The color, aroma, and flavor are all made because of these Michigan cherries. Enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a nearly black color. The head is a one finger khaki shade: retention isn’t very good, but the texture is aesthetically pleasing (what texture there is). Minimal lacing is left behind. S: Mostly, there’s a roasty, slightly licorice-forward aroma emanating from the glass, with lesser hints of chocolate abounding. One really has to let it warm up to get some cherry notes. I’m glad this is "stout first, cherry second" instead of the other way around - even more so considering that the two elements work well. T: Immediately, I notice one thing - the cherries aren’t bringing a huge amount of sweetness, instead it brings a subtle tartness that works well Those aforementioned cherries hit the palate immediately with that sweet tartness. The ’stout’ takes over on the second half, bringing a chocolaty, roasted and *very* subtly hopped finish. This does a great job of hitting my sweet tooth in all the right ways. M: There’s no mistake this is a lush, sweet, and wet finishing beer. MAYBE it could have a bit more body given how lingering and sweet the finish is, but who cares. It starts with somewhat healthy carbonation, but fades rather quickly. O: Damn, this is a good beer. One is enough, though. As a dessert beer, it’s hard to fault. While it’s really only great in the right mood, during said mood, it hits the spot fantastically.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
200th beer rated. Bottled. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, coffee, no cherry aroma. Flavor is chocolate and a lot of tart cherry. Really intense. Long tart finish. Nice mouthfeel. As it warms up, you get a very little but more of the coffee bitterness but not much. As far as fruit Stouts go, this is a very good example .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1212) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle into stout glass, opaque dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of cherry tartness, roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint coffee. Taste adds notes of sour cherries, smoke, liquorice, brown sugar and cocoa. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, sticky with cherry roasty finish. The cherry notes accent this stout more than dominate, quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle, black pour tan head, nose and taste are both chocolate and cherry, some coffee

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Very dark brown/black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is roasted dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is predominantly dark bitter cocoa. Cherry, though not overdone, comes in I. The middle and carries through the finish. Dark cocoa bite in the finish also. Nice complimenting flavors. Gift from dlovell2.


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