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RATINGS: 1376   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Best, stout, ever. Dark chocolate, cherry, alcohol, in that order. Drinking with food brings out the complexities, some spices you’ve never tasted in a stout. WARNING: Michigan cherries ar not sweet, but VERY tart.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
goldenpalate (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006 does not count
This is an absolutely phenomenal beer. The stout is silk-smooth with a faint sour-cherry taste. It is certainly not what I would consider a fruit-beer...the cherry taste is much too muted. A must-try for any stout aficionado.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This beer is a fantastic Cherry Stout. Michigan cherries are used in this chocolatey brew, and they complement stout wonderfully. Bell’s Cherry Stout pours to a deep brown/black color with a big, thick, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose is wonderful. Big aromas of sour cherries mingle with aromas of chocolate malt. The palate delivers more of the same, big chocolate malt flavors, and a slight bit of roast, and a touch of sourness. It is a stout malt backbone, the body is big but not too hefty. The finish starts chocolatey then explodes into a big sour cherry flavor. Sour cherries work SO well in this beer. This beer is dangerously drinkable, its 8% abv, but you would never know it. This beer just begs to be matched with desert. This would go great with chocolate covered cherries, German Black Forest Cake, or Cherry Vanilla ice cream. This is probably my all time favorite fruit beer, got to make it back to Kalamazoo, MI!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Tony. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a tan, creamy head. Aroma of tart cherries, bitter dark chocolate, cinnamon, cream, oats, sour wort, and barley. Firm, full body with a rich, velvety-rich body and smooth, slightly sour finish. Insanely unique stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2001
Good Stuff. The cherry flavor is there, but not real sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Delicious strong aroma of roasted barley, bordering on beef. Opaque black pour with a medium brown head, good lacing. The taste is complex and incredibly well balanced with a tastefully viscous mouthfeel. Coffee and cherry layers rest on a bed of charred lamb. It finishes rapidly into a whisper of smoke. Superb!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
This was so good. The perfect balance of roasted malts with cherries. I wish this was available year round, I would drink it all the time. Great stout!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On draft at Red Rock. 2011 vintage. The pour is dark brown/black. Little to no head to speak of. The aroma has some cherry and heavy roast, with malt and a hint of vanilla. The taste is beautiful. A gorgeous cherry prominence oversees the malt and roast and the slight dryness makes it just a beautiful stout. This is such a solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2005
An excellent stout with the right amount of tartness. Michigan cherries are the best of the breed, and as go fruit beers, so is this. Enjoy...

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours like 3-year old used motor oil with a small reddish brown head. Lacing disappears quickly. Smells of roasted coffee, slight cherries. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and a nice cherry aftertaste. Great stout aftertaste and some dryness from the fruit. Recommended as a snack, not necessarily for session work. Very nice.


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