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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique ale begins its life as a powerful and richly sweet stout to which Michigan tart cherries are added. The resulting black brew is complex, sweet and tart with a distinct cherry finish. It will improve with cellaring. Available September - May

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (2006) - ISRAEL - APR 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Pours brown black with a brownish head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, cherries and chocolate. Sweet-sour flavors, roasted malt, coffee, berries, cherries and chocolate flavors. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1736) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Opaque black with brown head. Aroma of cherry praline and coffee. Sweetish-sour flavor with notes of cherry praline, roasted malt, lots of chocolate, lingering sourness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (1107) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
At the gingerman in NYC Dark brown black off white head Aroma of dust, coffee Messy taste, smoke cherry, sour coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5853) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sour cherry skin aromas. Sweet and sour cherry upfront turning to mild chocolate before returning to a lasting cherry juice finish. Didnít pick up much stout here...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
12 oz bottle. Black in color with an average tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, prune, raisin, chocolate. Taste is of berry, chocolate, dried cherry, roasted malt, and plum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, tan thin head, and brown black in color. The smell is malt, cherry, tart, chocolates cherry, fruit. The taste is tart, fruit, cherry, and ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (1012) - - MAR 12, 2016
2016 bottle. Darkwith a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and some cherries. The taste has some tartness with cherries along with some chocolate and more roasted malts. Medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (268) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Aromas of roasted malt, tart cherry, chocolate with a touch of molasses and a generalized bitterness. Small light brown head; beer is very dark brown. Taste includes both pretty distinct sweetness and tartness, along with a generalized bitterness. Fairly heavy body; oily/creamy texture; carbonation average; finish is really long with roared malt, chocolate, tart cherries and sweetness as well. I like the simultaneous contrasts in this beer: sour cherries, sweet roasted malts, alcohol and chocolate, and a generalized bitterness - the combination is unusual and works pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (440) - - MAR 5, 2016
12oz bottle. 12/1/15 bottle date. Appearance: Jet black with a moderate brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Roasted malt and black cherry notes. Taste: Light roasted malt that quickly turns to a sharp, tart black cherry. Light to moderate perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation. Finish: Dry, tart cherry lingers with a touch of roast. Overall: Surprised at the intensity of the tart cherry, but it balances the roasted malt well. Could use a bit more carbonation, but overall a nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (208) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2016
A dark brown color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight coffee and a hint of cherry. Taste is the same. A good one, but I got tired of the sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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