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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with 750 lbs. of ripe Northern Michigan sweet black cherries. Eight different malts and three different hop varieties lend a flavor of deep radiant malt complexity. Smooth hints of toasted chocolate and pleasing cherry flavors.


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - 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.

2.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4865) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (409) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (429) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1046) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle@Guren. Black with a dark-purple edge. Half finger mocca foam. Very roasted malts. Coffee notes. The cherry aromas are well hiding. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small brown head that recedes quickly. Big chocolate aroma with a background of fruit, anise, and surprising spice. Flavor is bitter chocolate with only hints of the cherry. Big and bold, with tobacco and fruit mixed together. Hop bitter holds the sweetness in check. Pretty flavorful porter here, bordering on a stout. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
2013-05-20. Black body, nice brown head. Aroma is pretty fruity, lightly tangy cherry. 7+ Flavour is similar, tangy fruity cherry over sweet dark malt core, mild roast malt undertones. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. Enjoyable. Bottle via trade with jprime.


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