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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 you’re gonna get.



4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (274) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle- pitch black with thick brown head. Truly rich aroma, heavy on bourbon, red fruit, tobacco, moccha. This is embedded in a nice wood-aged taste, yet in a delicate way. Aftertaste is brilliant and slowly changes from warm and alcoholic too dry and bitter

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, thanks Paul. Black with tan head. Massive aroma, licorice, cherry, chocolate amd vanilla. Taste is very roasty, chocolate, some cherry and vanilla. Thick and sweet. A real treat

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; pitch black pour with velvety dark tan head, sweet chocolate aroma, taste is very sweet with decent plain chocolate, Black Forest gateaux cherries a slight hint of vanilla and wood, soft carbonation with a wonderfully slick mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex4r (72) - - NOV 4, 2013
That typical CCB imperial stout pour, sludgy and thick. Black in color with a brown head that has red outlines. Nose is sweet chocolate, cherry, vanilla and bourbon. Big chewy mouthfeel and taste follows the nose . Cherry , chocolate, Bourbon Damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Black syrupy pour seeps from the bottle. Blackened malts, cherry chocolate, boozy warmth massages my throat. Nails the chocolate covered cherry goal.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daniel719 (142) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
You can’t get much better than this beer. Poured into a snifter pours dark black. Right away you can smell the bourbon and cherries. When it was cold the bourbon takes over. Warmed up it is much better. The cherries come out and thus beer is more amazing. I can’t say enough. Find it and drink it!

-- via beerbasher/winphone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adnanbeer (13) - - OCT 30, 2013
Pour jet black with a small tan head. Smell cherry, chocolate and booze. Tastes of this beer is huge, oh does it lingers. Tastes bourbon, chocolate, cherries and cocoa. good experince

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with red edges and a small sized off white head. Oily body. By water rinse after I drank this, looked darker than some pale lagers! Chocolate and more chocolate. Sweet. Bourbon, marshmallows, and vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pure ink pour like most CCB stouts, thinner reddish foam. Nose at first is pure soy sauce...moves to something pretty nice like thick black cherry pit. Taste is pure sugar, some ash, mild sour cherry as it warms. Takes a lot of warming and oxidation to really bring out the aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottled 08.13.13. No head. Rich bourbon, cherry, not dominate, let's you enjoy the malts. Slight sweetness cut by a remote bourbon aspect. As rich as it gets, cherry chocolate. Sleeper beer, ultra smooth.


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