chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2016 kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle to a dark brown with a hint of ruby and a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was tart cherry, with a hint of vinegar. Mouthfeel was thin and acidic, at very first trying to resemble a sour-sweet Flemmish ASour, but never getting there. Taste was more acidic tart than cherry and the finish was vinegary and unpleasant.
Looked forward to this from the name, but was truly disappointed.
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 12 oz bottle of "Lip Lock Cherry Stout" (6% ABV) served in a goblet.
Clear but very dark brown body is nearly opaque in the glass. Decent head but little lacing. Aroma of toast, chocolate, and cherry syrup. Flavor follows. Lightly sweet.
Near medium body seems a touch too thin.
Overall: disappointing but not actually bad edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of cherries and chocolate, missing something. McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a ruby-black colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and cherries. Taste of malt, cherries, straw, bread and mild coffee. Thin finish. KansaiBeerLvrs (5147) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2016
I got a beer from Detroit as a souvenir yesterday, yay! Made with a Michigan cherry concentrate it pours an inky black with a thin beige head.
The aroma is maraschino cherries, some cinnamon like spicing and very mild chocolate. wlajwl (6806) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Light bodied with a prickly carbonation. The taste is tart black cherries, a bit of roastiness and some chocolate. A decent enough beer though the cherry flavor verges on the artificial.
Aroma is dark malts, earthy and a hint of cherries. The flavor is cherries, dark malts, mild sweetness and a mix of tart and acidic in the finish.
ebone1988 (1918) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #1. Atwater is terrible and should just stop and go get office jobs or something. Aroma is adjunct lager, just fucking terrible, no cherry or stout qualities whatsoever, bready, sweet. Appearance is brown, light tan head, poured light, looks fucking terrible. Taste is sweet, no cherry, no roasted malt, nothing good, this is shit. Mouthfeel is intensely carbonated, light bodied, there is no way to give this beer a compliment. Overall, Atwater is terrible. There is no reason for them to continue. They give a bad name to the already weak Detroit beer scene as their flagship brewery. I’m ashamed to say they come from my hometown. rondphoto (4439) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear very dark mahogany brown color, abundant 2" beige head, no lace. Taste is malt that has toasted chocolate overtones. It adds carbonation and tart sour cherry on the swallow, then turns again to a drying malt to finish. It seems like it would work well, but, in this case, the sour cherry and sweet chocolate were not meant for each other, leaving a brew that is at odds with itself. Not good. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Weirdly bitter, like cherry cough medicine. Would never guess this is a stout either. Pass on this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nearbeer (5414) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2015
12 oz. bottled Oct. 2015. Pour is opaque black with a spongy foam on top. Nose is vinegar, tart raspberry and a touch of earthy toffee. Flavors are the same plus some creamy lactic acid and notes of fig, banana, cinnamon, soy and charred wood. Medium body has medium carbonation and a nice funky-sour tilt. I’m sure this wasn’t intended to be a Wild/Sour but as with many of the Atwater brews I’ve had this one appears to be infected. Fortunately I caught it at the incubation stage and it appeared as a fairly tasty Sour Brown. It was complex and drinkable, but had little resemblance to a cherry stout. SiviS (40) - - AUG 8, 2015
This has a cherry taste from the start and keeps it going. This is not your traditional stout. No real chocolate taste and bitter sweet. This is a great beer to drink.
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