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Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate StoutJason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
84
good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 657
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WestValleyIPA on 07-26-2011)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a brace of these small bottles at my local bottle shop a day after they landed. Thanks Wes!

A. Good 'n dark, actually quite dark and deep brown, 2 finger deep tan head that settles but does not die for a while. No real lacing.

S. Interesting, bold. Lots of cocoa, cherry Icee, hints of vanilla, brownie. Roast grain, earthy, deep, semi-sweet chocolate. Lots to like here, if you enjoy the darker, sweeter stuff. Very 3 dimensional, not just a sweet roasty mess. As it warms, the vanilla comes through and is welcome. Has a very Black-Forest cake or cherry brownie thing going on. I like this a lot.

T. The biggest mistake you can make is reaing the bottle; you want to drink this at as close to room temp as you can. When you do, the chocolate / cocoa shines in a big way, and the sour, yet complimentary cherry really works. This is a generally well crafted and taking-chances stout. The vanilla is mostly in the nose but is noticeable (!!!) albeit an afterthought, in the flavor. Basically you have a very American thick stout with lots of lactose, cocoa and cherry juice, with some vanilla kicked in to put another adjective on the label. It's actually quite above average and pretty well crafted.

M / O. This has grown on me, again, you need to drink it barely cool for everything to develop. I drank my first bottle too cold and it bitters up and loses nuance if you do. Drink it warmer than you think you should and you will be rewarded. Really. Thicker mouthfeel, lesser carbonation + a chocolate milk consistency beer = dessert like.

Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout is actually very good, if you know what you are getting into. This is really better than it should be, and a testament to Stone's maturity that well-nigh everything they touch now is good, if not very good or better.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 04:43:53 | More by kkipple
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Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light cherry with limited residual sugars notes and some black chocolate is really interesting. Taste is also a very nice mix of light cherry notes with some good black chocolate notes with a lightly sweet finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable overall but I was expecting a bit more cherry notes to this beer.

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2011 bottling. Served slightly chilled into a tulip glass.

Cherry Chocolate Stout is very dark brown on the pour and nearly black in the glass. It has thin tan head that settles quickly to a skim layer.

Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of cherry and chocolate.

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