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RATINGS: 202   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2731) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (1000) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma of Subdued cherries, liquorice and mild roastyness. Taste is mild roasty with Subdued cherries and sweet malts. Very light hints of tar and leather.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Black body with a slight cherry red hue and a small light beige head. Aroma is salty licorice, mild dark berries, dark chocolate and traces of cherry. Taste is roasty caramel malt tones, toffee, hints of black berries and cherries. Very mild. Smooth body, medium carbonation. Good, but I wish for more cherries to come through.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3684) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle shared by Arve_Christian (thanks!). Pretty black with a small beige head. Aroma is a strange mix of cherries and other dark fruits with chocolate and hints of coffee and some roasty notes. Medium body. Fruity and malty with a lightly sour and bitter finish. Decent, but not quite my kind of beer I guess. (2012-11-09)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3989) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Small bottle from Cervezorama, Madrid. Black color, good foam. Aromas of vanilla, medium fruit intensity, roasted aromas, dried fruits and malt . Medium body & complexity. Surprisingly high sourness, good balance Very enjoyable

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 (32) - 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 (2724) - Gray, 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 (1223) - 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.


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