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RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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


edwardbass' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (603) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. It looks like a stout. It largely has the aroma of a stout. But, it tastes like a stout where the stout flavor is overpowered by cherry juice. Mind you, I like cherry juice, so Iím not complaining - itís from Michigan after all. Itís an enjoyable change-of-pace, but itís definitely not a regular beer for me.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (87) - - MAR 29, 2015
Very dark and opaque pour, thin dark tan head with a reddish tinge. Light aroma of coffee, chocolate, and fruit. Aggressively sour taste, light but quite distinct cherry-pruney flavor which is impressively dry. Unsweetened chocolate with faint coffee. Cherry seems natural and particularly unsweetened. Interesting and very unique, I very much enjoyed this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
bearohs (8) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
Probably the worst idea of a beer bells has had. The smell was good but the bitter cherry did not pair well. Pretty dry for a fruit stout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (516) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3984) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, light cherries. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, light bitter. Medium body, light acidity. Very subdued cherry. Meh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Tap at Engine 15 brewery bar, Jacksonville. Pours deep dark brown/black with a slightly off white head. Nice choc cherry aroma. Lots of fresh cherry that offer a nice sour edge then choc and coffee - does what it should do. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RedSox2004 (1384) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Looked like a stout that I would really enjoy. Cherries are overdone and add to much tartness for my taste. A well-crafted beer that just didnít pull through for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (74) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Opaque pour zero carb zero lacing molasses thick Voltimort!! Coarse bitterness, brandy cherries in there? Dark, approach is serious,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has malt, chocolate and maybe some cherry extract in the mix. Appearance- The beer is brown with a moderate tan head. Taste- I can taste the cherry, chocolate and malt, it has a nice flavor. Palate- This is a medium bodied, medium carbonated brew. It has a slightly oily texture to it. Overall- This is a pretty good beer, but hey, it comes from "Bellís" so the expectations are always high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4242) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Dark pour with some tan head. Cherry, sweet and roasted malt aromas. Flavors are dark Cherry, I would say a touch too thin to call it a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (308) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours black. Nose is coffee, roasted malts. Taste is where the cherry comes out, a lot of fresh tart cherrys, sweet dark malts, chocolate. Kinda syrupy. Very good.


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