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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 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
on tap at work at Mermaid Juice: i was going to review this last night but needed to wait. i came in yesterday seeing this keg next in line to go on after a stout that will not be named - and all night i was stoked for a SOUR. CHERRY. IMPERIAL. STOUT... and so when we tapped it i was disappointed. i was prepared for it to be super sour, super cherry etc... and itís definitely not. so 24 hours later giving it the real deal review... i dig it. it smells a little phenolic for me but other than that super roast with a little of that sour-hint and then just tastes like a good stout. i wouldnít characterize it as imperial if the bottle didnt say it. itís good. definitely good. and daneaux here says the fact that the sour cherry is subtle is whatís good about it and heís right probably. on draught still... come tell me why iím wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1554) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (4100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (374) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (581) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Maybe a hint of sour cherry, so for those that aren't fans of sour beers should not steer away from this brew. It is a delicious imperial stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and sour funk aromas. Soft with dark chocolate and cherry front to back. Lasting warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (285) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at EBF smooth with chocolate , coffee and hints of cherry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
22oz bomber thanks to JohnGonk. Poured a thin dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma is nice. Some tart funk, sour cherry, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste of tart cherries and funk up front, followed by roasted malt, light char, and chocolate in the finish.

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