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Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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San Diego homebrewing duo Jason Fields and Kevin Sheppard submitted their Cherry Chocolate Stout for this year’s Stone March Madness Homebrew Competition and AHA Rally, taking top honors out of 40 entries that were judged. As a result, they earned the opportunity to make a dramatically scaled up version with Brewmaster Mitch Steele on the 120-barrel Stone Brewing Co. system.Once the beer was decided on, an additional brewer had to be selected to complete the collaboration. Deciding to bring in John Trogner, Head Brewer of Pennsylvania’s famed Tröegs Brewing Co.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light cherry with limited residual sugars notes and some black chocolate is really interesting. Taste is also a very nice mix of light cherry notes with some good black chocolate notes with a lightly sweet finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable overall but I was expecting a bit more cherry notes to this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, roasty, fruity aromas. Cherry, chocolate, roasty flavors. This one has a little age on it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1041) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Old bottle I though is never try broken out by Ryan. Black pour medium body for a stout. Probably what I would expect 7% to be. Surprised how mug cherry was in there still. Tart and sweet. Soft chocolate and some dark malt under. Cherries were fresh not fake or forced. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoForShlomo (42) - - NOV 29, 2013
Cherry aroma; inky black appearance with a frothy tan head; toasted dark chocolate and light cherry taste; initial fizz on the palate with a creamy and bitter finish; overall, a very good porter with a unique cherry undertones

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone". Only found back scores, not ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Cellared bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with medium head. Nose is malt, roast, chocolate, faint cherry. Taste is cherry up front, with chocolate, wood. Mildly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a fizzy short lived tan head. Aroma is heavy dark chocolate with a hint of cherry, like cherry chocolate cake, slight amount of roast, and a bit of a cherry cola feel. Taste is bitter dark chocolate with some sweet fruit in the mid palate to round out the flavor. Slightly sweet and dessert like finish. Medium bodied with some creaminess and some prickly carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
12oz bottle, $4 from the Dilly Deli Cafe. Pours a black color, with a darker brown slightly reddish head. Couple loose bits of lace. Not much aroma in the nose, but good chocolate and light cherry in the flavor. Bigger body, lightly chewy. Crisp, very light carbonation. As it warms up, cherry becomes much more noticeable, especially in the finish, but not to the level it is in Bells’ Cherry Stout. Pretty nice balance of flavors. Light to moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Light hint of tart acidic. A good cherry chocolate stout. Glad I got the chance to try this. 2 were left on the shelf when I picked it up earlier today.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Itts Dog. I can't believe I paid $8 for this. Aroma of sour cherry and some chocolate. Pours a deep black with a tan head. The taste is slightly sour with a slight balancing sweetness. Super oily texture and good carbonation just not worth the price I paid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. from who-knows-where. This has been sitting in my cellar since summer 2011. Not sure how it compares to fresh but this is mellow and balanced. Smells like cherry cough syrup and chocolate. Tastes stouty enough and finishes with a little acidity. Not sure it needed to be cellared all this time, but tasty nonetheless.


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