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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennyr22 (1) - - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
full body, creamy, sticky, long finish, coffee, black, medium sweetness, long finish,

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sliqjonz (31) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Initial taste isn't bad, but after a few sips it's kinda horrible. Not much cherry taste. A little sticky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a deep umber color with a finger or two of mocha foam. Aromas are black cherry, roasted chocolate and some earthy compost notes... On the palate its a bit muddy. Slight black cherry cola notes get tangled in dark dirt burnt malt and a bit of off bitterness that I know is from the cherries but its a bit rich in the earthy notes and a little to muddled in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours pitch black with a pretty sizable mocha head that leaves behind some soapy lace. Nose of chocolate and cherries with plenty of roasted notes. Taste is pretty sweet with some roasted bitterness and a fair amount of tartness from the cherries. Pretty full bodied, creamy, somewhat active carb, with a tangy rich finish. Really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle:   Pours black, moderate to large frothy beige head, hints of cherry colors in the lacing thats left behind, and might I add it has very nice lacing.   Heavy roast and dark chocolate up front, a little coffee like as well.   Cherry comes out a bit on the backside, but its a little subdued.   I expected it to be a bit more.   However, it has a fruity tartness that seems to me like unripened cherries.   Don’t know that I would call this a Fruit Beer as its a pretty hefty Porter as is.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Its smooth, but also a little bubbley.   Backside has this bakers chocolate that is pretty strong, along with some deep rich chocolate covered cherries.   Not as sweet as I expected, but still enjoyable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2012
bottled@Unterländer Biertage (Erzbierschof) - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; quite roasted aroma with fair notes of cherry; medium to ful-bodied; a light fruity sourness; some earthy bitterness and long roasted nutty and coffee notes with some cherry reminiscence

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle. Sweet milk chocolate, coffee, and cherry aroma. Black with a small brown head. Coffee, cherry, charcoal, light acidic, and a little chocolate flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. This is so well done that I liked it, despite the fact that I hate cherry flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black coloured beer with a small tanned head. Aroma is full of sour cherries, as well as some porter notes like coffee and dark chocolate. Very interesting smell, taste is even more interesting. The sour cherries return in the flavour, as wel as the chocolate notes. Making this basicly a chocolate cherry beer, very enjoyable and easy drinkable. Quite sweet overall taste and thick, cloying mouthfeeel. This is a great example of an awesome fruit beer in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012
Sample at Haand Festival 2012. Black colored, brown head. Aroma of licorice, cherries (surprise surprise) and roasted malt. Taste is more complex, as above plus chocolate, wood and a bit of smoke. Enjoyable beer, with a roasted bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Tastes like a mildly sour cherry light porter, weak mouth feel no lacing on the glass . Niece beer but quite light


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