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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (421) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
The head makes up more than 50% of the glass. Like washing machine sis. Great color. Dark Chocolate malted milk balls aroma. The taste is complex, real acidic palate to it. Interesting beer. Mellows as you go.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, full tan frothy head. Dark chocolate roasted malt aroma. Very acidic flavors mixed with a tart roasted chocolate and phenolic malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Had this at a recent tasting. Nothing really at all memorable about this. Don’t recall any sourness at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark, but thin visual appeal. Head is firm and holding. Chalky, baking chocolate aroma. Bountiful drink ... rich with full chocolate in the background, a nice cherry pie swirl in the front. Good, good stuff. (#5428, 2/7/2014)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Not a bad beer. Ok stout. Where is the sour cherry flavor. If I was given this blind folded, no way would have thought sour cherry. It was a good stout , but you could get better .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1500) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is good with espresso and chocolate, smoky malts, and just a touch of cherry on the finish. Honestly, I barely tasted the cherry until about the 3rd sip but it is indeed there. This one grows on me after a while and is quite enjoyable. I have tried a few mediocre offerings from Blue Point but this is not one of them. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (186) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting caramel head. Heavy malt, chocolate & alcohol on the nose. Chocolate and some dark fruit up front with some smoke & coffee on the finish. I was looking for the sour cherry but didn’t find it. Oily on the palate. Was an okay stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap 6.5 oz. Pour at Carpool in Herndon, VA. Opaque, near black with a finely creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with subtle sour cherries and chocolate. Taste of dark fruit,roasted malt, sour cherries, chocolate, licorice. Sweet, roasty and gently tart. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
didnt get much sour, or cherry, and as a stout itself, it was pretty forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
At Valhalla with Stefan. Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate malt, mild cherry, big vanilla. Taste is chocolate creamy malt, marshmallow.


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