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RATINGS: 1502   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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pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Best, stout, ever. Dark chocolate, cherry, alcohol, in that order. Drinking with food brings out the complexities, some spices you’ve never tasted in a stout. WARNING: Michigan cherries ar not sweet, but VERY tart.

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goldenpalate (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006 does not count
This is an absolutely phenomenal beer. The stout is silk-smooth with a faint sour-cherry taste. It is certainly not what I would consider a fruit-beer...the cherry taste is much too muted. A must-try for any stout aficionado.

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TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This beer is a fantastic Cherry Stout. Michigan cherries are used in this chocolatey brew, and they complement stout wonderfully. Bell’s Cherry Stout pours to a deep brown/black color with a big, thick, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose is wonderful. Big aromas of sour cherries mingle with aromas of chocolate malt. The palate delivers more of the same, big chocolate malt flavors, and a slight bit of roast, and a touch of sourness. It is a stout malt backbone, the body is big but not too hefty. The finish starts chocolatey then explodes into a big sour cherry flavor. Sour cherries work SO well in this beer. This beer is dangerously drinkable, its 8% abv, but you would never know it. This beer just begs to be matched with desert. This would go great with chocolate covered cherries, German Black Forest Cake, or Cherry Vanilla ice cream. This is probably my all time favorite fruit beer, got to make it back to Kalamazoo, MI!

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Matthewrobertk (1) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
This is an Awesome dessert beer, very rich, like eating a dark chocolate bar with dried cherries

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Deelgee (12) - - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 pours black ,creamy med brown head. cherry taste is welcoming with out being too sweet .a favorite for sure


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