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Bells Cherry Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged



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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1253) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Batch 11600, bottled 10-17-2012, bottle 31/1718, 750 ml. I think I’ve had this for a little over a year, was surprised to see it’s near 3 years old. A nice gift. Pours the deepest darkest brown into black with a short-lived, fizzy large bubbled brown head that settles to a ring and leaves a couple spots of lace. Nose involves dark bitter chocolate, cherry pie, leather, toasted coconut, subtle bourbon and oak char, almost some flowery notes. Pretty sweet, somewhat bitter, kind of tart. Medium to full bodied, somewhat active, pretty oily, with a lengthy tart and chocolaty bitter finish. A nice tasty treat, lots of cherry going on in there, moreso than the bourbon, but it all works pretty well. Wouldn’t say it’s starting to go downhill, but glad I cracked it now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown quickly diminishing head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, cherry chocolates, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter, loads of cherry, some tartness, due to cherry or otherwise. Lightish body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of cherries and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, cherries, chocolate and brown sugar. Sweet, great dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2417) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Wow. This is so good. Aromas are mostly barrel forward. Vanilla, bourbon, and coconut. A bit of cherry as it warms. Sour cherry flavors, roasty malt and dark chocolate. Notes of coconut and vanilla too. This is barrel aged beer done right. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap at 2014 GTMW, I don’t get it, they were pouring this and Barrel Expedition and nobody was around, I mean nobody, had several pours each with zero line, awesome, pours black with a thin brown head and some spotty lacing in the glass, the aroma has quite a bit of cherry at first with the bourbon and oak coming through, the flavor has a nice amount of chocolate and cherry at first with a bourbon and oaky finish, smooth mouthfeel, good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1888) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Color is black with nice rust head. Cherry and wood aroma. Taste is chocolate and tart cherry thick and sweet. Barrel comes on finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle - Barrel and cherry with malts. Deep jet black with a nice brown head. Wood, cherry and very dry. Boozy, cherry and wood. Oddly medicinal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (707) - - OCT 12, 2014
Enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational. Forceful cherry tanginess with a delicate bourbon touch. Very thin and watery, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wood, booze, vanilla, cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with syrupy cherry, dark chocolate, wood, light boozy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of tight bubbled khaki foam. Nose is a bit hot of the bat but settles into a chocolate cake, bourbon soaked cherry pie combination. The palate is smooth and lush. Big roasted cocoa, coconut, sweet cherry pie filling, bourbon heat. Really delicious and well balanced flavors !

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