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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Truly worthy its majestic name in fluid ounces, our Sour Cherry Imperial Stout is anything but sour. In fact, we have to make sure theres plenty of it available for Valentines Day after all, nothing says love like chocolates and a Sour Cherry Imperial Stout. This is an extremely complex version of the classic Russian beer style with plenty of roasted, black, and chocolate malts that delivers multi-layered coffee and sherry notes in a surprisingly smooth package. The beer is then matured with just a kiss of real sour red cherries. If you see Sour Cherry Imperial Stout on tap, give it a try like true love, its sometimes hard to find.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daafisch (46) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours very dark with a slight reddish color. Thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Slightly tart at first, taste of dark chocolate and very slight cherry. Cherry flavor tastes artificial. I was expecting something more sour and what I got was a nice Imp Stout with a subtle tartness.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanoknowsfood (95) - Hawaii, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from Publix, Sarasota. Pours a deep coffee-colored black with a medium beige head. Nose is rich malt and chocolate with a hint of dark fruits. Taste is dark chocolate and malt with the sour cherry coming only in the first sip...after that it was greatly diminished but faintly present. Body was rich, thick, and oily. Finishes on malty chocolate notes, much like a Korbinian only sweeter. Thoroughly enjoyable and delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (2097) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap, at Brass Tap, Coral Springs with Audrie, pours a deep black dark red pour with a small beige head . Nose is rich malt and chocolate. Taste is smoky chocolate and malt but not much sourness or cherry ...which may be because I am puffing a cigar. Finishes on malty chocolate notes, dryly with a short finish. Expected much more . Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (2140) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Somewhat thin palate for an impy stout. Slight alcohol taste though not an overly high abv. Cherry notes were very subtle. OK

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1893) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with an ample taupe-tan head. Head retention is average to good. Dark roast malt, dark chocolate, charred wood on the nose. Good balance of sweet, sour, and bitter. Charred wood, dark chocolate, cherry flavors. Soft carbonation overlies the a moderately thick brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChadPolenz (1778) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 20C Imperial Stout)

AROMA: General dark malt presence, but no roasted malt per se. Low amount of cherry aroma. Some alcohol is present. No distinctive hops. Mild nose overall. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Deep brown to black with ruby red highlights. Large tan froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Mildly sweet with dark malt throughout. No roasted character and bitterness is quite low. Slight mint taste on the backend. Some black licorice in the aftertaste. Cherry is present, but is subtle and not sour at all. Palette is entirely too weak and pedestrian. 10/20

MOUTHFEEL: Only medium bodied for 9.2%. Carbonation is low. Texture is smooth but watery. Finishes very clean. Some alcohol warmth. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A wimpy impy stout base and a poor fruity addition. Tastes old but bottle was fresh. 4/10

TOTAL SCORE: 26/50


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2702) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Tap at cock and bull, sarasota. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, some berries. Full roasty body, chocolate, berries, hint of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1405) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Smooth malty stout. Roasted malt with slight sweet smoothness. Mild cherry comes through in the finish but sometimes adds a bit of a medicine feel to the finish. I like it overall but some down points. But still solid for an imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (4726) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2016
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin messy lacing running all around the glass. Moderate light filmy lacing glosses all about. The smell starts off with a sly roasty chocolate and then leads to a slight sticky sweet to sour cherry. Subtle sticky tart. Some roastiness. The flavor leans towards a nice balance between the sour, the sweet and the roastiness. Pulls the chocolate sweetness more than adequately. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sour-ness is super tame. So....some stickiness ends up coming across in the feel, but acceptable at least to me. Overall, as an Imperial stout this one works. The so-called "sour cherry" may just end up leaning towards the "sweeter side." Did I have this too late? Hmmmm...wishing they would have put on dates on the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gattullo (12) - - APR 3, 2016
Not a lot of sour cherry taste but you really pick up the chocolate in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Botte at home with Jason. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and decent lacing. Super oxidated, cardboard, light cocoa, some roast, tangy, cherries, raisins, and marshmallows in the aroma. Taste is tangy, red wine vinegar, chocolate, some pepper, roasty, graham crackers, and brown sugar with a medium tart finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.


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