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Nantahala Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout

Nantahala Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Aged with bitter and sweet cherrys and cacao nibs.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a thick black with a beige head of foam. The aroma is musty wine and chocolate. The taste is pretty sweet. Thicker mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Labeled 8%; 42 IBU. Near-black color. Kind of brown around the edges, slight red. Thin light brown head. Dots and bits of lace. A lot of cocoa nib on the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. In the flavor, cocoa nib, some dark chocolate, hint of coffee, and some dark fruit. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Moderate bitter taste taste. Light to moderate sweet. Kind of tart. Solid stuff. Iím intrigued by it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with DrSilverworm and jstax; thanks Dogbones). Looks good; a translucent dark cherry cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, roast, and mild cherry. Some mild cocoa too. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, but could be more balanced and viscous.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3512) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a rich coffee brown with a thick and rather fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma gets you all Pavlovian with coffee, chocolate, roast malt and - oh yeah, baby - cherry tones, plus snippets of hops and other fruit. Flavor starts with a base of roast malt and quality coffee, and builds on it with sour cherry, semi-sweet chocolate, pear, apple and even hoppy notes. Texture is firm and thick, leaving a nice finish of sour cherry and cocoa. Worth $23 a bomber? Eff yes!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firefly765 (141) - - MAR 25, 2014
5 ounce pour at brewery pours a jet black color with a reddish hue a bit thin and high and carbonation. Very subtle cherry flavoring and aroma

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2014
From the 22 ounce bottle shared by the brewers. Big cherry notes followed by chocolate. Dark body. Not thick or heavy. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Appearance: Slips oughta the growler a near black body with an initially tall, albeit collapsing, dark tan head.

Smell: A little toast, a bit more roast, some coffee and the inferred notes smelling of chocolate and cherries.

Taste: A roasty start with coffee-toned dark malts with an additional bitterish chocolate edge. Moderately fruity dark cherry taste with a modest tartness. Light hops, lightly bitter. A curtain of roastiness pulls back, giving gentler flavors of cola and semi-sweet chocolate to enter. Malty, smooth, and yet still fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A good, tasty beer. Itís a shame my only Nantahala experiences are years apart when I pass through North Carolina.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark brown pour with ruby hints and a foamy tan head and lace. Aroma of chocolate, light cherries, and a hinto coffee. A tart fruitiness that mellows as it lingers. Medium full bodied but a tad fizzy. a pretty nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Reviewed from notes had 12/22/2012 - tap at brewery - pours dark brown with a milk chocolate head. Aroma is bready, chocolate, smokey, and cherry. Taste is bittersweet and smokey. Palate dry with smokey finish. Overall, Iím not getting alot of the cherries, which is disappointing, but what I do get is nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1396) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
on draft at wwbf asheville. got a good blast of chocolate on the nose and mild on the cherries. poured out a dark brown color with minimal head. the flavor though was good on the chocolate side but the cherries were almost hiding there. i could take them but wished it were more...just their version of another tasty beverage.


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