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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (461) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3447) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of fruits, port, spice and prunes. A flavor of spice, cherries and roasted malt.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Black, tan head. Unfortunately the bottles I had of this were infected, quite badly. I was expecting a mild sweet & tartness, but it was nothing but medicinal chalk & sour vinegar with a huge, ashy aftertaste. Smelled like old, sour steak sauce. Pretty gag-worthy & not what it’s supposed to be. I had the Imperial version on tap & it was much better. Will re-rate if I ever have this version again, non-infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the Anniversary party. Very dark on the pour with a dark red tint. Smells mostly of tart dark fruits. Flavors match the nose with a tart dark cherry fruit. I liked it. Would have liked to got more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
[5370-20130520] 12floz bottle. Rich chocolate roasted malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting brown head. Roasted chocolate-covered cherry malt grain flavour. Full body. Delicious. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Rich malty porter with moderate cherry flavor. Pretty much what you’d expect from the name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
More dark malts than cherry. Actually, what happened to the cherry? Doesn’t hold up to what it’s supposed to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (640) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
Black with thin head. Aroma og caramel, roasted malts and a weak hint of acidic fruit. Taste of coffee, burntout bonfire, black cherries. Nice porter this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Shared bottloe at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with almost no head at all. Aroma of caramel, light roast and liquorice. Taste is moderate sweet, sour coffee, ash.Nice, but not easy to like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (652) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Almost black. Aroma of prunes and cherries. Sour taste, reminiscent of fruit juice.Interesting experiment. A small glass for evaluation is enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On draft at HopCat in East Lansing Pours black with minimal head Very coffee oriented in aroma, no cherry to be distinguished Tasts, though good, is unlike the name. Coffee dominate, and the cherry is hardly an afterthought, though there is a minute amount after the finish sits there a moment

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