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RATINGS: 1451   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


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 isnít very good, but the texture is aesthetically pleasing (what texture there is). Minimal lacing is left behind. S: Mostly, thereís 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. Iím 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 arenít 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 ístoutí 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: Thereís 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, itís hard to fault. While itís 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 (446) - 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 (1050) - 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 (3701) - 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 (651) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
I liked this one cherry really sticks on the mouth....tasty as hell...gonna let one sit a year......

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (235) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a charcoal black with a red tint. Little to no head and very slight lacing. Rich cherry aroma with chocolate. The taste is sour cherries up front and the chocolate lingers with some roast as an aftertaste. It is definitely tart and sour tasting. If you are looking for a sweet stout this is not it. Not bad but not what I expected. Very interesting. I enjoyed it but itís not for every one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hitch11 (4) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
On tap, almost black small head which didnít last long. In your face cherry taste with a bland finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3119) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Backlog. 12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Black appearance with a brown head. Roasted malts, cherry juice, dark fruits, chocolate and light coffee. Medium body. Kind of like drinking a chocolate covered cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
sweet cherry start with a nice chocolatey coffee finish. slightly sweet finish as well. smells like roasted malt and coffee. pours black with a thick tan head. had out of a bottle at home.


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