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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with 750 lbs. of ripe Northern Michigan sweet black cherries. Eight different malts and three different hop varieties lend a flavor of deep radiant malt complexity. Smooth hints of toasted chocolate and pleasing cherry flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of BadNewsBeers- thanks Tyler! Pours reddish lack with a light and foamy dark tan head. Nose is roasty and sour with chocolate and faint juicy cherry notes. Medium body with average carbonation and finishes a little light. Starts off a little sweet with the cherry, followed by a roasty earthy coffee, and finishing sour with moderate bitterness. Leaves a very nice lingering sweetness in the mouth and on the lips. This is the dark side of fruit beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap at Reno’s West, Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body, tight dense light brown head. Roasty nose with coffee and tart cherryskin, Roasted, almost smoky body with coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and sober tart cherry skin. Firm, roasty finish. Well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1/15/11. Shared at the Sea Bass tasting! Mild sour cherry aroma with huge roasted chocolate and malt. Sweet malt flavor with tons of roasted malt and a hint of sour cherry peel. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle from Styles. Mild aroma. Some cherries, some coffee, a little plum, but not a lot going on. Pours a near back color that’s topped with a thick deep brown head. A thin layer of foam lasts. Slightly tart cherries mix with roasted oat, barley, and chocolate flavors. I pick up some nuts as well. Creamy and for the most part smooth with a dry bitter roast in the finish. More flavor than the aroma had me thinking. This is solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours deep dark mahogany with tan head. The aroma is dusty roasted malts to go along with a sense of burnt malts and faint berriness. The taste offers up dark roasted malts, black strap molasses and a mild level of rich dark sweet berries rimed by a faint sense of berry skin tannins.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
This works! Pours very dark brown near black, with a dusting of a white head. The fresh cherry aroma emmenates from the glass and is enticing. Above average mouthfeel contains a marriage of roasted malt, rich malt including chocolate malt, and black cherry flavour that is right there. Great drinkability

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (820) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Pours a rich dark brown with a reddish color foam. Aroma is roasted malts with notes of coffee, chocolate and cherries. Palate is a little dry, but chewy at the same time. Flavor is sweet, bringing out the cherry followed by a coffee flavor. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
This poured a dark dark brown color almost black and a tan head. Aroma was of sweeter chocolate, some dark cherries and light brown sugar too. Flavor slightly roasted, very sweet, some chocolate, and some sweeter light cherry notes too. A good fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) near black with ruby highlights and few bubbles. Nose of bakers chocolate, cherry, cocoa and fudge. Taste of dark chocolate, fudge, cherry in the background. Thick to medium body, dark chocolate linger. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Draft sample. Poured reddish brown color and an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry fruit and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with with a smooth rich texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly tart cherry and toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy tart cherry and sweet malt finish of moderate duration. Complex change of pace fruit beer.


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