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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A blend of year-old and fresh baltic porter aged on Montmorency cherries for three months.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Picked up a bottle at Belmont in December 2012, drank a week ago. Pours big and bold, black as night with a slight reddish hue. Not much of a head. Smells of soured cherrys and bits of burnt malts. Flavor is heavy, thick, and full of dark roasted malts, but sweetened sourly with odd chocolates and sour cherries. Thick!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beergirl123 (15) - - APR 22, 2013
I thought there was too much going on in the beer. It had a few off flavors. Good color.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Jeff, thanks! Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet cocoa and cherries. The flavor is light roast and chocolates with lots of sour and sweet cherries. A bit candy like at times. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle, "Lovely" Baltic Porter with Cherries (admin note). Pours with a hazed brown body with a tan head. Aromas of cherries, dates, dark fruits, vanilla and licorice. Flavors of pie cherries, bready, lots of fruits, cherries. A bit sweet, very smooth, light bubbles, well hidden alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft at Belmont. Pours a lightly murky walnut brown with small tight khaki head. Cherries, roasted nuts, light coffee, leather, sweet dark chocolate backing. Full creamy body feel with just enough carbonation to add to the ceeaminess. Roasted malt with a light nutty tone up front, moves into sweet bourbon vanilla, then picks up chocolate covered cherries. Smooth and desert like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
tasting on 3/19/11. light black pour with a 1/4" tan head. light cherry nose with roasted malts. big mouthfeel with lots of sweet cherry notes, red grapes, raisins, dates and chocolate on the back end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcrowther (38) - ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at a beer tasting- very tasty stuff, cherry flavor subdued and blends very well with the roasty flavor of the porter, I wish I could get more of this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tap @ Bailey’s Cellar Fest [2009 Vintage]... One of my favorites from the fest! Poured near black with a thin, khaki head. Nice thin and clean mouthfeel which really endorsed the dark fruit cherry flavors. The cherries played only slightly medicinal but were countered by a decent amount of roasty and toasty malts. Plump, dark cherry skins that tasted fresh in character. Cocoa, and an amaretto liqueur tone. Like dessert in a glass!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
SD Strong Ale Fest 2010. Mahogany brown color/ fleeting head. Sweet cherry, black licorice, sugar, dark roast malt aromas. medium bodied with soft carb. Semi sweet chocolate, sweet cherry, black licorice spice flavors, with some dark roast that cuts some of the sweet stuff here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13596) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a murky dark brown with some definite red notes to it. A minimal tan head forms on top. S: The nose starts off with a big time pie cherry aroma. There’s a nice sweetness along with some chocolate and a very mild roasted malt character. The cherries are the standout here. T: Like the nose, the cherries really make this beer. A good combination of sweetness and tartness from the fruit, along with some sweet caramel and chocolate. The roasted malt is again mild. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is low to medium. D: I was worried this one might be a bit medicinal or cough syrup-esque since so many cherry beers seem to end up that way. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.


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