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RATINGS: 1502   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (670) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle to a pint. Red tinged dark pour with tan head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate... Similar flavor profile with tart cherry finish... Would love to try BBA versions.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
J_man (888) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Charred and smoked wood aromas from a crystal clear but nearly opaque black/ruby body with a tan head. The charred malt taste comes through with a slightly sour taste that evolves into a sweeter cherry flavor. This becomes more evident and tasty as the beer warms (the sourness is harsh if it’s too cold). The effect starts to taste like prune juice. The body here is thin and doesn’t support the flavors like a richer stout would. A very light dark chocolate flavor would make this much better if it was more pronounced. I got this from what I assume is the previous season release, so maybe a more current version would be better. Not bad, just not quite what I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Black with a nice chocolate head. Aroma is cherry, molasses, plums, figs, chocolate. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of cherry tartness on the finish. Taste is chocolate, cherries, plum, fig. Yum.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Troupis (194) - - JAN 3, 2016
A highly drinkable stout that borders tasting like a cider. Stout aroma with a tart cherry finish. Love this. On tap at Warren's Ale House in Wheaton. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cherry juice, dried cherries, roasted malts, mild chocolate. Taste is tart dark cherries with a roasty, malty backbone. A bit disjointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
partchapol (86) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Smell of coffee, oyster, sherry, come in deep dark red, burgundy liked, thin red brown crown, taste of coffee, cacao, very tart cherry, very good for being original. Taste smooth and above average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (664) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pie cherries on the nose. Flavor is same plus milk chocolate, tart cherry cuts through the sweetness, dry roasted malt finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (880) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Big aromas of dark cherries and rich dry earth chocolate. Dark black with thick ring and island of head. Nice cherry with roasted chocolate balance. Rich great medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a cherry and chocolate blend. It pours a rich, dark, and opaque brown black with a deep brown, dense head that has decent retention and mild lace. The taste is highly sweet with a light bitter, and a medium light sour. The texture is oily with fuzzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of cherry, wood, and chocolate are noted up front with a finish of sour cherry and cola (kinda like Dr. Pepper) and a bit of a cloying funk with cocoa hints. The aftertaste is that of tart cherries and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (1034) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Black with ruby highlights. Small foamy tan head. Fragrant roasted malt and cherry aroma. Taste- tart cherry is the first thing you notice followed by roasted malt chocolate and a touch of coffee. Nice balance between sweet and tart. I like it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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