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Bullfrog Black Cherry Bomb

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Sour cherry stout


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a jet black with a medium sized foamy light brown head. Strong aroma of tart cherries, oak wood, chocolate and wine. Taste of sour cherries, chocolate, oak wood and red wine. Tarty start and finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
750ml bottle, thanks to The Epeeist. Dark black pour with a thin tan head.. Smells like sour cherries and not much else. Nice black cherry flavor with a little sourness up front, and really smoothing out in the finish, very good beer. Thank you Chris.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 750 ml bottle
Not being familiar with Bullfrog I waited until a tasting to crack open this beer. At $20 for 750ml it ranks as a pricey bottle. Even so I would love to try more of their releases as the budget allows.

Aroma / Appearance - Sticky with clear lacing the deep black body was like a sour stout. Malty blueberries, smoke, black cherries, and some density gave it a blend that was somewhere between two styles. This one was hard to pin down.

Flavor / Palate - Black cherry, licorice, dry rub, and ash melded into one of the more unusual flavor profiles I have come across. In the end I wish I had kept it for myself. It would take a few hours to knock back the bottle but it would be time well spent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Coutesy of WeeHeavySD. Black with medium beige head. Sour aroma with notes of roasted malt and caramel. Sour flavour with notes of sour berries, wood, roasted malt and vinegar. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2008
yes thank you jon for opening this up! looks like an imperial stout a good amount of sourness does not taste like an imp stout wow....I dig this one a bunch!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle, at WeeHeavySD’s Halloween tasting, with thanks to WeeHeavySD. Pours a clear, deep, dark reddish-brown with a tan ring. Very sour aroma, of cherries and a bit of oak. Big tart cherry taste, sour pie cherries, a bit of malt, and citric acid, vinegar funk. Lingering cherry sourness. Really tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Thanks Jon for opening this! Pretty cool aroma. Some imperial stout, some tart cherry, some smoke, some oak. Sounds like a poem. The tartness is very nice. Somewhat like CdT, maybe slightly bette. Very very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2008
750ml via trade with BrianK. Thanks so much Brian. Shared at my halloween tasting 2009. This was most people’s favorite of the night. This is an amazing brew. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is tart and sweet, not a stout nose whatsoever. Taste is super tart and sour, a big sour cluster fuck on the mouth. Also a nice bit of oak in there. Don’t judge this beer by its cover. GREAT.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008
From a 750mL Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Dark brown, ruddy black body with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries with a mild acetic character. Moderate tannins in the nose, both in the form of cherry skins and peppery oak. Cherries, chocolate, roast, and a mild acidity. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a mild acidity. Flavors of chocolate and roast along with plenty of cherries. Great balance between malt and fruit with an appropriate amount of acidity. The cherry flavors take on a bit of a marachino quality with the mild acidic note, the only real aspect I find less than impressive. Restrained funkiness adds additional complexity, along with some peppery barrel and alcohol notes. Overall, a well executed, enjoyable beer. This concept used to be one I’d frown upon, but Schooner’s Vindication changed all that; if that beer wasn’t such a wonderful calibration point in my head, I’d likely have scored this a point or two higher. Well executed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle via The_Epeeist, huge thanks Chris! Pours inky black with some ruby color, almost no head. Aroma is huge sour cherry, chocolate, funk, raisins. Flavor is sour cherries, chocolate, raisins, oak, light alcohol. Palate is somewhat full bodied, medium to light carbonation, finished tart and bitter from the chocolate notes. This was fantastic! Worth every penny!


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