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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Truly worthy its majestic name in fluid ounces, our Sour Cherry Imperial Stout is anything but sour. In fact, we have to make sure there’s plenty of it available for Valentine’s Day – after all, nothing says love like chocolates and a Sour Cherry Imperial Stout. This is an extremely complex version of the classic Russian beer style with plenty of roasted, black, and chocolate malts that delivers multi-layered coffee and sherry notes in a surprisingly smooth package. The beer is then matured with just a kiss of real sour red cherries. If you see Sour Cherry Imperial Stout on tap, give it a try – like true love, it’s sometimes hard to find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
smooth and substantial in body. sweet enough and chocolate with some hop initially. cherry flavor and finish makes you think you had cherry right with the vine still attached. nice clean brew that morphs through the flavor pattern and takes you for a little ride then lets you down a little sharp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Smells a bit tart, not quite sour. You know those sour warheads? Or sour gushers? Well I dont think ive had them but I imagine the sour in those is similar to the sour in this. Not very sour. Not blue. I like arrested development though and tobias is awesome. So this misadvertisement will be overlooked. There are not any cherries either. But this beer is alright. I like interesting things.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods Columbus Circle. Pours with a near black body with red highlights and a small tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are of cola, cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, roasty and a touch estery. Flavors are of brown sugar, cherry, cherry cola, chocolate. Somewhat aggressive roast character. Sweeter, nearly dried cherry as it warms. Medium to low carbonation, fuller bodied, a bit ashy and chalky. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3453) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Delaney’s in New Haven. Pours dark reddish brown with nice head. Nose is of dark fruits and cocoa. Tastes of tart cherry, raspberries, dark chocolate, earth, and cola. Not too sour nor overly fruity but a solid offering from blue point

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at Plan B - Glastonbury, CT. Aroma gives a distinct tart cherry aroma, with a solid stout base behind. Flavors are good and express a real clean fresh, tart pie cherry character, well married with the underlying stout. It’s a bit sweet, but the acidity fights that off a bit. I really appreciate the original quality to the cherry flavor. Nice fruit work and a good sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Growler thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of cherry pit, roasted black malt, tobacco, vanilla and cocoa. Taste of same. Mild cherry tartness. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
On Draught, Clear brown, quite light for the style. Aromas of coffee, cherries and tobacco. Light body for the style. Coffee flavors, smoky and faint fruit. Overall very weak for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Draft… Pours basically black with a small, creamy, khaki head that lasts pretty much throughout the session. I have a hard time getting a grip on the subtle aromatics, but am finally able to pull some chocolate crème and rumors of tobacco, light molasses and cola from the glass. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is very roasty, quite sweet and fairly chocolaty with additional notations of charcoal and tobacco. Quite a bit of black malt bitterness to throw a semblance of balance into the mix, but this brew still leans sweet. Finishes bittersweet… with the bitterness lingering a bit longer than any other component. Drinks mainly like an imperial milk stout. In no facet of this beer did I pick up any cherry essence at all. Good, but not really ”as advertised.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Draft at the brass tap. Pous a dark blackish color with a tan head with a dark chocolate, coffe and cherry aroma. The flavor profile agrees with the aroma, but a nice hint of sour cherries as the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft at Brass Tap. Pours a dark mohagany brown with sudsy tan head. Dark chocolate, cherry and pipe tobacco aroma. Flavor is disappointingly light with just a bit of sour cherry in the finish.

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