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RATINGS: 1486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
12oz bottle much thanks to beerman6686! Pours black with a small creamy dark copper head of foam. Aroma of dark chocolate covered cherries, tobacco, coffee, cough syrup, and vanilla. Taste of black malts, dark chocolate, black cherry, tobacco, coffee beans, earth, and caramel. Complex, rich, and delicious!

3.3
jsporrer (1058) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2016
Sample on tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Light Aroma of tart cherries. Starts out with a slightly tart and tangy cherry flavor. Also has hints of dark chocolate and a woody earthy flavor. The tartness disappears rather quickly but it still tastes good. A little thin for a stout but still pretty enjoyable.

3.6
zvsn (2188) - 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
rayaron (1919) - 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
Malin_aiisa (1202) - 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
thornecb (5989) - 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. Didn’t pick up much stout here...

3.4
jkwalking05 (4743) - 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
travita (5006) - 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
kambei70 (1091) - - 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
smroush (292) - 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.


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