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RATINGS: 225   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 thereís plenty of it available for Valentineís Day Ė 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 Ė like true love, itís sometimes hard to find.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4177) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a dark viscous burnt wood black with one finger of brown head. Nose is fine, not a ton of stout or cherry so it runs the middle ground. Could be cloying, nice that itís not. Light cherry and dark grain show, light sweetness and some roast. A touch of acidity and not much character otherwise. Medium body with a touch of carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (535) - 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 (5221) - 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 (2275) - 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 (1918) - 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 (374) - 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 (1559) - 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 (4179) - 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 donít like fruited stouts, and this one I particularly didnít like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2536) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (451) - - AUG 15, 2014
Iíve had other Blue Point beers that I thought were good. Iím not crazy about this one. Itís got kind of a medicine taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours muddy, midnight black with decent tan head. Aroma is black cherry, dark chocolate, a bit of espresso. Taste is bitter/sour cherry right up front. It doesnít develop any sweetness or real body. The malts kick in with a bit of the advertised chocolate/coffee, but it feels like a weird mix here.


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