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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, 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 (34) - 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
LamarBurton (376) - California, 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 don’t get a ton of cherry here, but more a nice sweet porter with a touch of fruit. Tastes isn’t 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 (572) - 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 (3165) - 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 (1672) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1160) - , Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12 oz bottle recd in trade from umich03jm (to glass). I HATE fruit beers!!!! This may be my most favorite fruit beer. aroma of all things roasted plus cherry. Why this works for me - it isn’t tart!! much roasted malts and slight chocolate in flavor - cherry sweetness slightly up front and at end... Thanks Jason!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to northernbrews, pours black with a red tint to it with a light brown head, aroma is of nice chocolate with a little bit of sour cherry mixed in, the flavor has a nice amount of chocolate on the front end with a tartness of cherries in the finish, pretty rounded all the way through, pretty good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Big cherry front, delicious and not overpowering. Not as earthy as a traditional porter, but contains notes of chocolate or coffee.


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