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RATINGS: 1416   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottles thanks to Turdferguson and Monger: Pours almost black with a small brown bubbly head. Aroma if very light chocolate and just a whiff of sweet cherry. Flavor is malty, roasty, chocolatey, milk cream with a sweet cherry skin flavor and a little bit of cherry tartness. Body is thick and shows off the alcohol in this brew.Flavor is cloying and gets a little cough syrupy unfortunately or this would be a really high rating from me otherwise.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (299) - 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 (130) - 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 it’s 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 didn’t 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 (2541) - 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 (1390) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. The beer pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that has hints of ruby as well, especially on the lacing, which is average. I give it above average just because the dark red colors that show up in the head are pretty cool in my opinion. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, cocoa, and a creamy sweetness. Not really getting cherries though. Taste is very tart up front. Cherries are there for sure, and linger on and sweeten up a bit in the aftertaste. There are also roasted malt and barley, bakers chocolate, and some coffee flavors as well. Overall mouthfeel is creamy at first, than dry. I like this one. It’s interesting and different, although the cherry is a bit overdone on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (271) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Smells nice, mainly roasty notes in the aroma with a hint of cherry. Completely black with a long lasting thick brown head, pretty. Tastes great, lots of nice tart cherry flavor. Upfront some sour cherry tartness, finishes with a dark maltyness, chocolate notes, sweet cherry notes. Long cherry finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Great cherry stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate, sour, cherry on the nose. Taste is sour and tart. A bit too much cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptMatey (109) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured an ink black colour with a thin coffee brown head that left no lacing. Aroma is notes roasted and coffee malt a faint hint of dark fruit. Flavor is where the cherry tartness is quite present and well balanced with the roasted malt flavor. Medium bodied with little carbonation that ends with a sweet finish and a cherry flavor that lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a black brown color with a slight dark reddish tint. Notes of earthy sour cherries, smoked malt, soured malt, cocoa nibs, and burnt bread. Medium weight mouthfeel.


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