mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color, with brown head. A slight red tint overall. Smells like chocolate. Tastes very sweet at first, a little bit of chocolate in the finish. A bit too sweet for me.
BLeacHy (1) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap in bell’s beer garden, one keg was tart and the other was sweet.
deaconmike (301) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark walnut with a large fizzy mocha head that disappears quickly. The aroma is sweet with the cherry coming through as well as chocolate and coffee notes; some caramel as well; candy apple? Taste is very sweet and tartness from the cherry juice provides a bite. The texture is slick; body seems perhaps a little thin. Overall, a good beer, but I think perhaps the cherry is a bit too powerful here for my taste.
Ron (2316) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of cherries and light roast coffee. Pours a deep red black color with a very small light brown head. Taste is of extreme cherry and chocolate. After taste is very cherry. Overall its exactly what it says it is but could have made the cherry more subtle.
zvikar (2616) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours black with a brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and a touch of cherries, flavor is slightly soury and pleasant with chocolate, coffee and cherries, medium bodied
OPIE788 (220) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured black with a redish tan head. Sour notes and coffee aromas. Big time tart cherry flavor with a dry unsweetened coco finish.
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black/ruby pour, small tan head, little retention/lace. Aroma of cherry juice, roast, chocolate, licorice. Taste is sweet, cherry juice, chocolate, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, lightly slick, sweet finish.
EamonTheGreat (72) - 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 (329) - 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 (334) - 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 (38) - 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.