stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Holy hell this smells great. dark red color clear. Smells like chocolate covered cherries. Huge cherry taste not much roastyness but adds complexity. I need more new glarus in my life. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Clear dark brown color, sort of a light color for a "stout". Bubbly off-white / khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Mostly minimal. Awesome, huge cherry aroma. From the nose and appearance I can already tell that this is definitely more fruit beer than stout. Medium body. Light carbonation. Lightly viscous, but no stickiness in the finish. Lightly tart, light oaky sweet taste. Some very light chocolate in the finish. Tasty treat that Iím happy for the chance to try, but it definitely feels past itís prime (brad said it was probably a couple years old). The nose held up just fine though, very great aroma. 8/3/6/3/14 mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Update note, 11/9/15: 12oz bottle, 2007 label, thanks to shigadeyo for sharing. Yeah, pretty much tastes just as I remember. Not changing any scores here, just checking in to say so. Touch of cheese, along with the big cherry. Craig asserts that side by side with aged Belgian Red, most people would be hardly able to tell a difference. I think I agree.
12 oz. bottle, bonusíd by ekoerper (thanks Ed), pours a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma screams truckloads of cherries - nothing artificial about them - smells like pure, fresh cherries, along with a touch of the oak barrels, though not very prominent. There isnít really any notice that this is a stout. Flavour brings out potent cherries upfront, atop a more recognizable (than the nose) stout background. There is a thick malt backing that gives the cherries a big body to sit on top of, making it even more complex. Oak barrels round this off beautifully, but intensifying the complexity. This is truly superb. Cherry (or any fruit) stouts have never succeeded to impress me... until now. Most excellent stuff. obguthr (6298) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Wow, strong aroma of black and maraschino cherries. Clear maroon, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Sour cherry flavor. Finishes with maple syrup. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh. Delicious. djd07 (14363) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at Camp Beer. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a light malt and strong cherry flavor with nice sweet finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive fruit beer from New Glarus.
mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown no head. Funky cherry aroma. Taste is like Belgian red with a stout profile Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle at home. 2011 Vintage. Pour is black with a deep crimson tint and a frothy off-give head and great lacing. Sweet sour cherries, cough syrup, cranberry juice, light toffee, and raspberries in the aroma. Awesome, fresh, fruity smell. Taste is pretty tart, sour cherries, light cocoa, a touch of roast, sweet raspberries and cherries, bread, and wood with a lightly smoky/tart finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. I would not call this a stout at all. More like a tart fruit beer, with a touch of roast, balancing it out nicely. It doesnít bother me though, this is some pretty tasty stuff; much like all of New Glarusí fruit beers. ryanfolty (2538) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Shared by some dude at darkness day. Aroma and taste of a cherry sore throat drop. Little too sweet for me. thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Dark brown with red edges, aroma like a lumens cough drop. Taste is cherry with a bit of chocolate and only a hint of roast. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
I really want to know the story behind why this is called a Cherry Stout. 12 oz. bottle served in a FW mini snifter.
A: Pours a clear dark cherry color with a light tan head. Some light bubbles and and small specs of lace are left on the glass.
S: Smells exactly like cherry coke. I mean exactly like it. The only difference is when I put my nose into the glass the bubbles arenít hitting my nose.
T: Dark cherry with a slight sour tang to it. Mild black licorice as well. Almost candied in nature with a high sweetness to it.
M: Pretty drinkable with a light body and smooth finish.
O: This was an odd beer. While I didnít hate I didnít particular enjoy it. It was a nice beer to try and I would recommend it for cherry candy fanatics.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2012