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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daafisch (46) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours very dark with a slight reddish color. Thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Slightly tart at first, taste of dark chocolate and very slight cherry. Cherry flavor tastes artificial. I was expecting something more sour and what I got was a nice Imp Stout with a subtle tartness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2016
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin messy lacing running all around the glass. Moderate light filmy lacing glosses all about. The smell starts off with a sly roasty chocolate and then leads to a slight sticky sweet to sour cherry. Subtle sticky tart. Some roastiness. The flavor leans towards a nice balance between the sour, the sweet and the roastiness. Pulls the chocolate sweetness more than adequately. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sour-ness is super tame. So....some stickiness ends up coming across in the feel, but acceptable at least to me. Overall, as an Imperial stout this one works. The so-called "sour cherry" may just end up leaning towards the "sweeter side." Did I have this too late? Hmmmm...wishing they would have put on dates on the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gattullo (12) - - APR 3, 2016
Not a lot of sour cherry taste but you really pick up the chocolate in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Botte at home with Jason. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and decent lacing. Super oxidated, cardboard, light cocoa, some roast, tangy, cherries, raisins, and marshmallows in the aroma. Taste is tangy, red wine vinegar, chocolate, some pepper, roasty, graham crackers, and brown sugar with a medium tart finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1822) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
Aromat wiśnia w czekoladzie. Świetna piana, czarny. W smaku wiśniowa słodycz. Posmak czarna kawa, z dodatkiem wiśni.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Hate to give in bev such a good rating but this one is great, nice coffe stout thing going on and excellent cherry flavor and nose. I would recommend despite haters, try this coffe cherry stout!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2015
16oz jelly jar on draft at the gypsy joynt jive in great Barrington, MA 3 11 15. Pours a cherry cola brown with ruby shades. Aroma of soft cherry, red licorice, plum, and sour melon and cherry. Taste is fun with the toasty malt side of the stout mixing well with the fruit aspect of this one as well as playfully with the sour punch melded in. The flavor just bounces all over, sweet, tart, malty, boozy, sour, bitter, and toasty. Just an overall pleasurable experience for an IPA lover. I’d definitely endulge again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (9716) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate with faint fruit. Medium mouth with bitter cherry and roast, dark chocolate, decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Flavor is malt, coffee, chocolate with a hint of cherry finish. Not sour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, and candied cherries no hint of sour. Black body with a thin head of tan bubbles. Bitter coffe flavors along with some subtle chocolate. The cherries that were present were medicinal and not sour at all. A bit of a disappointment.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7627) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks. Very dark brown color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, sour cherry in aroma. Chocolate, sour cherries in taste with roasted malt, cherries. Long chocolate finish. Tasty.


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