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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 (41) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (4587) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (284) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 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 (537) - 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 (5329) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2375) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma strong chocolate, alcohol, rather subtle fruitiness, cherry. Clear very dark colour. Nice brownish head. Cherry fully reveals itself in flavour, along with strong classic chocolatey dark flavours. Light roasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2014) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, cherries, plums, chocolate. Taste is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, cherries, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (385) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a foamy and very leggy tan head. Aroma is coffee malts and a touch of plum. Taste is chocolate, coffee - more bitter malts- plum wine and, of course, a touch of cherry. Slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste. Opens up with some warming. Interesting. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft sample. Deep brown with small tan head. Sour cherries with roasted and chocolate malts. More interesting than good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (4226) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Walnut aroma with faint plum. Black, thick tan head. Tree bark, sour plum, some vegetal notes. Medium body. Eh, I don’t like fruited stouts, and this one I particularly didn’t like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
9/13/2014. On tap. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, cherries and coffee. Bitter malt flavors, amplified by the cherries, yet with balance. Smooth finish.


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