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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We throw seventy-five pounds of tart Door County cherries into each oak barrel with a rich Imperial Stout and then age it for six month to create this savory delight. Cheers

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Huge thanks to hoppymeal for getting this one off my wants list. Pours dark red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, booze, cherry, vanilla, tartness, and some roasty malt. Flavor is roasted malts, cherry tartness, vanilla, booze, bourbon, and sweetness. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable.Not as bourbony as Bellís BB Cherry, and not as tart as a regular cherry stout. Very nice, interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (350) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Really enjoyed this beer that I received via a trade. Glad I was able to taste a BA Cherry Stout. I could taste the cherries as soon as I took a sip and then the oak barrel tastes concludes each sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2014 bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours dark brown with a half finger light brown head. Aroma of light roast, some sour cherry I guess, a bit of whiskey and rubbing alcohol. Flavor is mostly sour cherries, some light roast, and a little bit of vanilla and cheap whiskey finish. Nice that this isn't overly killer sweet like other cherry stout I've had, but it really comes off more as a dark sour brew than stout. Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation . Not bad, but not something to seek out unless you are really into the cherry thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a cola brown color. More transparent than I remember, dark brown and opaque in the middle of the glass but pretty wide lighter edges. Small light khaki head. Fades to nothing. The aroma has a good dose of cherries and bourbon. Chocolate, roast and caramel are hiding in the background. The bourbon is nice enough with notes of vanilla, oak and spice, but the booze is fairly strong. I like the cherries a lot. I guess I just wish it was more of a mix of chocolate and cherries with the other flavors supporting. The taste is similar. Lots of cherry and bourbon on top of a fairly mild stout. Pretty sweet. Chocolate seems a bit simple and sweet. Again, I wish the chocolate played more of a starring role and the booze was quite so apparent. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Carbonation is on the low side. Iíve had this beer a few times now, and it just doesnít really work for me. Itís a nice idea, though, and Iíd love to see it made with a beefier base stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (72) - Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Got this thanks to Henshawb. Poured a dark brown almost no head. Nice lacing on the glass. Nose is sweet candied cherries and real boozy. Taste is obvious, bourbon soaked cherries with a nice oakiness that shines with this one. Really sweet and glad i got share this one. This might have taken a couple hrs to drink this 12oz. Either way Central Waters knows how to do big beers and this was one of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12oz bottle shared by JohnGonk. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy khaki head. Aroma of strong bourbon, oak barrel, roasted malt, and black cherries. Taste of tart black cherries, roasted malt, strong boozy bourbon, and dry oak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DevianceInDark (2) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
The beer that got me into Central Waters and has become an obsession of mine. I?ve had 13 and 14 vintage that did not disappoint. Boozy and tart cherry. Wonderful cherry aroma that only increases as it warms. Pour into a snifter and enjoy as it evolves!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2010 vintage. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Amber hues around the edges. Little to no head, little to no lacing. Appears flat. Aroma is light with some slight booze sting, faint cherry and rich roasted malt. Taste has unfortunately faded. The cherry is nearly gone. A shame, considering how much I loved the fresh batch at GTMW 2013. The little carbonation that was left did not do much in the way of helping to push the flavors on this one either. Ended up with a decent balance of bourbon, roasted nuts, oak and sweet malt to make it enjoyable, but really, a skeleton of itís former self. I will re-visit this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (462) - Madison, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Dark red brown pour with one finger of tan long lasting lacing head. Aroma is decadent with lots of roasted malt, cherry, a bit of lactic and bakerís chocolate. Full body with heavy sweetness and a bit of a bitter quick. A great great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2014 Vintage, poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head, lighter than I was expecting looking, more of a dark ruby than a dark black, aroma has quite a bit of the barrel coming through with some nice bourbon notes and a little bit of tart cherry mixed in as well, sweet but tart at the same time, the flavor has a tart cherry front end with quite a bit of chocolate and bourbon in the finish, good amount of vanilla mixes in with the finish, a little hot right now and the booze is tasted but itís still solid, not overly sweet by any means, more tart and bourbon mixed together, strange mixture but it works, really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1386) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared at Ehrenís backyard bottle share party, thanks so much! Poured from 12oz bottle into sampler glass: opaque, very dark brown colour, reddish at the edges, with sudsy tan foam and lace. An awesome Imperial Stout in its own right: malty, caramelly, bready, toasty, roasty, smoky, woodsy, peppery, hints of chocolate and coffee. The addition of tart cherries and beneficial oak aging is masterfully done. Truly delicious, Iíve gotta find more of this!

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