EamonTheGreat (143) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with a sweet cherry aroma and a thin head. The cherry flavor is ever present in this stout. Very sweet and almost tart in flavor. The cherries blend well with this smooth malty stout. A top notch stout worthy of the Bell’s name.
bpar73 (470) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with a quickly dissipating reddish copper head. Same reddish copper lacing. Slightly boozy aroma with a big tart cherry, dark fruit taste that overpowers any standard stout characteristics. Very good but quite unusual for a stout.
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bells Cherry Stout is not what you would expect from a stout. Aroma is lightly cherry coming from a dark pour with a nice head. Taste is cherry and cherry and more cherry. I didn’t get any of the coffee and chocolate notes one would expect from an American stout. Close your eyes and you might think you are drinking a lambic. Its not terrible -- just not what you expect from the style and not balanced. Bells Cherry Stout will disappoint a real stout lover.
Odysseyalien (43) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
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.
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark black, roasty taste, with a sweet cherry finish, it was good but not for me
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
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AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet with roasted malts taste is a little tart for my taste but very unique... Lots of cherry