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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Draft to pint. Nice variation on the classic porter taste; the black cherry makes it different, but not so much that it is a turn-off. Yes, flavor does come around as it warms up. It was served to me chllled, but it should be served only slightly chilled.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Great cherry aroma with some light coffee ground. Flavor follows but more heavy on the coffee grounds which isnít quite as pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (450) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours dark with brown head like a stout. Black cherry is subtle in the aroma but sweet and sour in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2491) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Shared 355 ml bottle at Cardinaal. Pitch black with a small light brown film that laves good lacing. Butter cherry and roasted malts on the nose. Fruity roasted, sour and light meaty mouth. Full body. Dry tongue.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MeisterD99 (26) - Lansing, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Looking for a dessert beer? Small head. Slightly heavy palate. Chocolate and cherries. Sweet, but not over powering. Great for Christmas, after dinner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle as an extra from Mike, thanks man! Pour is a deep, dark brown, with a ring of mocha head that sits around the edge, a bit of a red-ish tinge when viewed side on. Pretty looking beer! Aroma is milk caramel, milk chocolate, LOTS sweet caramel malts, some ill-defined dark fruit. I really donít get a ton of cherry here, but more a nice sweet porter with a touch of fruit. Tastes isnít quite so nice, and really gets muddled in sweet malt, chocolate, fruit, toffee, vanilla, and the like. Finishes too sweet for me. Not a terrible brew, would be a bit nicer with a crisper finish and perhaps a bit dryer. Thanks again Mike!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Reddish brown pour with almost no head. Nose is cherries, taste follows with some bitter chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Just ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (1728) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2012
355ml bottle. Pours dark, some tan head, vanishing, flat carbonation, oily texture. Medium to light body, quite watered down. Taste is roasty, with strong cherries notes, quite balanced. Enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertimenow (22) - - NOV 22, 2012
On tap at Hopcat. Pours black with a reddish brown head that sticks around. Aroma is cherry and dark fruit with a good amount of roastiness as well. Flavor matches the aroma with a lot of cherry and dark fruit, and a great roasted flavor that blends so well with the cherry. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Hopcat. Wish I would have picked up some bottles while in Michigan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Black pour, beige head. Cherry aroma and a little cocoa. Taste is sweet and cherry with light chocolate flavor. Pretty good.


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