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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cherries and chocolate are made for each other, and in this case, itís sour cherries and chocolate & roasted malts combining in this imperial stout made with Belgian yeast and aged in oak barrels. Black in color and full bodied with subtle aroma, flavor and tartness perceived from the addition of sour cherries and Belgian yeast.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Dark pour with off-tan head. Nose features brettanomyces characteristics (dark fruits, slightly sour) some sweetness, and a subdued roasted characteristic. The mouth is barrel forward with vanillins and tannins. As it warms a bit of fruit comes out. Cherries, and cherry flavor from the brett are a nice balance to the barrel flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Black pour with a thin khaki to tan head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, light cherry and some tobacco .... Taste is of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, light cherry notes, light smoke and tobacco .... Dry and lightly sweet .... Has a dry chalky cocoa finish and dry sweet notes .... Bourbon barrel isnít non-existant

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light yeast and light cherry. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, yeast, cherry and oak with a smooth lingering roasty oak finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at the beer Junction Seattle. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice big roast malts some fruit and a little smoke. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness smoke smoke and some fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Massive beer. Black pour at lake with white head. Oak, cigar, berry aroma. Taste is smoke, Carmel, cocoa, bourbon. Massive. Complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/charred malt, oak, caramel/vanilla, dark chocolate, & some dark fruit; Flavor of roasted/smoky sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and some bourbon; Finish is slightly tangy; Nicely balanced; Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2016
500ml bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Dark and tart cherries, wood, vanilla, some roastiness, and some coffee in the finish. Alcohol content hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: deep brown-black pour with thin light tan head. aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry. tastes are sour milk, dark malt tinny cocoa, vanilla, cherry. lingering sour. covers abv well. strangely good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5553) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2016
Aroma is cherries, dark malts and earthy. The flavor is cherries/dark fruit, dark/roasted malts, dark chocolate and big acidity/slightly dry in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3383) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 17, 2016
500mL capped think bottle. I only purchased this because I found it on deep discount, $4.99. Apparently, this half liter bottle was originally $17.99. I am not kidding, 18 fucking dollars for a beer that isnít sour, some expensive bourbon barrel, or made with some novelty ingredient like whale seamen or extraterrestrial yeast. Wait, let me make sure I get it, this originally cost EIGHTEEN FUCKING DOLLARS!!!! Who would want to spend that much for this beer? At 5 bucks, seems like a very decent price but at 18 I want to go to Illinois and piss on the Destihl brewery and charge them for it. But probably the worst aspect of this beer, apart from the original ridiculous price tag, is the use of cherries. Why do people like cherry stouts? And who likes them enough to pay $18 long greens for tart cherries mixed with roast malts? Eighteen clams!!!!! I do like the Belgian yeast character that smooths the edges and makes the combo of cherries and stout bearable. I guess one gets high quality when you pay out 18 bones. Would never be able to tell this is 11%, big advantage or the least one could do for 18 smackers. Slightly sweet, tart cherry, smooth and velvety mouthfeel = 18 dead presidents. It has one big hole, the cost... well except if one waits long enough for this to go on clearance.
Stamped B150-15512-1119 BOYCOTT BLAND. Cute, its attention to details like that that make the price all worth it :/

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1749) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale has an extremely thick, beige head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and very heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sharp, tart, fruity cherry juice, dark-roasted malt, and a bit of coffee. Taste is of those elements, along with coffee, chocolate fudge, dark, slightly-charred brown bread toast, high, pleasant bitterness, Bourbon, wood, and peat. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety, and Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale finishes dry and not boozy (but, youíll feel it!). RJT


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