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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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An imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs, which is then aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller our generous friend from Copenhagen, Denmark. What you have here is a modest attempt to emulate the experience of biting into a chocolate-covered cherry candy. We hope you enjoy it but you never know what youre gonna get.



4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (482) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Pour dark black w/ brown head. Nose is bourbon, cherries, chocolate, oak. Taste is fudgy chocolate with cherries, oak, vanilla, and bourbon. It is sweet and decadent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
Much less sweet than I imagined it would be. Nicely balanced beer with a good chocolate character. Not incredible but very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle, Pours a pitch black with a low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, leather, some cherries, Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, honey and is silky smooth and a little oily with chocolate, vanilla, cherry notes. An exceptional imperial stout that is very well balanced,CHEERS!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (695) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Black blacker blackest pour with very quickly dissipating tan foam. Aroma of soy sauce, barrel, some spirit, booze, choc; smells sweet. Taste is wow...lots of oak and vanilla! Almost too much vanilla! Quite sweet with some bourbon. Motor oil quality on palate with a lovely inky quality - not thin but also not full bodied. Overall, not a classic by any means but great fun to drink - just a nice sweet stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Ive been sitting on this bottle since beechner224 sent it to me, glad I waited. Pours dark, thin khaki head that fades fast. Nose has a strong bourbon barrel presence, chocolate, vanilla. Taste begins sweet, bitter baking chocolate, sweet cherries, and a nice bourbon oak and vanilla. Slight smokey ness muddled in the mix but very much in the hinter ground. Body is slick and creamy, a little thin feeling but makes it very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4485) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Black oily pour with no head. Chocolate, roasted, dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark and sweet, some alcohol wanting tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2544) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Nose is mostly bourbon with some chocolate. Not much fruitiness. Minimal head. Lots of fruitiness in the flavor. Like a cherry skin. Less chocolate in the flavor. Light heat but mostly smooth. Moderately sweet. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle: None more black. Used up motor oil with a slick, shiny, bare top, only coated with a thin tan collar around the edges. Lovely aroma that really does resemble a cherry cordial... Only if the cherry cordial were dunked in a pool of bourbon. Bittersweet, dark chocolate, cherry juice, vanillin, moderate tannic notes, & a strong woody aroma lathered with smooth bourbon. Taste is super sweet, even more than expected. Chocolate, cherry juice that starts slightly tart & transitions quickly to sweetness, caramel, liquefied brown sugar, & a strong bit of dripping wet oak in the finish. Boozy from front to back, helping to balance the sweetness a little but also waving that 15% ABV tag with pride. Yeah, this is a BIG beer. Insanely sweet & pretty goddamn boozy but nevertheless, it tastes really damn good, too. Slick, semi-creamy mouth feel. Its things like this that are usually responsible for domestic abuse.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
shared bottle by a friend at our big cigar city grand tasting. poured pitch black with no head. only some lacing on the side. first notice is ripe cherries, dipped in sweet bakers chocolate. and dipped in bourbon. amarena, cherrie, sweet chocolate, vanilla, sweet bourbon, oak, ash, some coconut, earth notes, bourbon booze and spice. very sweet, very intense and thick mouthfeel! but you definitely need to share it. very intense sweetness that you need to love

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1329) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very sweet, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste is insanely sweet, lots going on but cant get past how sweet it is. Too much for me.


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