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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Black Cherry Porter is made using local Northern Michigan sweet black cherries, eight different malts, and three varieties of hops. The combination of ingredients provides the deep radiant flavor profile and creates a dark opaque color. The beer leaves a slight purple lace from the fruit puree and finishes with flavors of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry.

Black Cherry Porter is one of the oldest beers in our portfolio. It was brewed for the first time on July 29, 2004 as the 35th batch of beer ever brewed at Short’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 18.5.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice foamy cocoa-cherry colored head, but falls a little to fast. Aroma is rich, roasted coffee, soy sauce, dark berries, grass, salty caramel, hay. Taste is very harsh, lots of metal, coffee, dark berries, grass, hay. Medium bitterness. Not good at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Cherry, chocolate and malt aromas. Similar flavors but with a lot of coffee and a more sour cherry note. Kind of astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle, 355ml - Black bornw beer with a disappearing large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, black cherries, chocolate, vanilla and cream. Flavor is fruity with notes of sour cherries, black cherries, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Great porter that reminds me a lot of Cherry Garcia ice cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Temptation (256) - - APR 15, 2013
Black color, deep brown head, shortlasting. Aromas to cherries, black fruits, black coffee and some spices like cinnamon in the back. The mouthfeel is very nice , surprisingly refreshing, where the coffee notes are well balanced with the slight acidity from the black fruits. Very original brew, refreshing, watery and with a acid aftertaste which makes this beer a summer one. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - APR 4, 2013
12oz bottle from Tim, thanks
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, cherries and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, dark fruit, cherries with some sourness in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
Kullsvart med ravfarget skum og moderat skum. Lukter av god malt og kaffe. Smak av sjokolade, men smaken av bær er framtredende. Middels bitter og moderat karbonering gjør dette til en vinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Black with short lasting tan head. Aroma of black currant jam, some licorice. Taste has more blackcurrant and licorice with some chocolate. Slightly sweet and a little tangy. Nice but a little weird

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, bitter and sour. Medium to full body with a biter / sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8872) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to Umich03jm. Black color. Good brown head. Awesome lace. Pretty great-looking. Nice chocolate flavor, and good big black cherry. Very well blended. Moderate bitter, little sweet (tart) taste. Some roasty malts. Pretty sure I prefer this over Bells’ cherry porter. More my style. I feel like the cherry is bigger and tastier, here. Very special stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (569) - 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.

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