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

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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

672 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 60
Gots: 94 | FT: 3
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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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, bottled 2011, poured into Stone snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a dark brown fizzy head that reduces to just a ring around the edge, looks like a glass of coffee

S- the aroma smells exactly like a home-made cranberry cordial; fresh simmered cranberries with sugar and a hint of vanilla. Chocolate malt lies underneath the fruity aroma, with light roast and a hint of coffee, sweet lactose aroma closes it out

T- the cherries are pronounced up front and add an immediate tartness, followed by flavors of cherry cordial. The chocolate malt kicks in mid-palate that gives a flavor reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, lactose sugary sweetness on the finish, with lingers of cherry and a hint of metallic flavor, perhaps a bit of oxidization

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly tart, dry finish

O- after three years, this is still a tasty brew. The cherries are more pronounced than expected, which was a good thing. It even added a nice mix of sweet/tart to the base stout

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Definitely past its prime. I had one when it was fresh and I wish I had kept notes, but my memory tells me it was full of flavors, maybe a bit too many/much. The flavors have now mellowed and integrated in every respect, and probably a little too much.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of oldsailor
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this last night during our "Night of a Thousand Stouts" beer party my wife and I hosted. It smelled good, could detect the chocolate and cherry notes, the look was a little watery and thin, same with the overall mouthfeel. While it did deliver the chocolate covered cherry flavor I was expecting, it wasn't as good as the Ten Fidy we had just sampled right before it.

Photo of GilGarp
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Flavor is more bold in the cherry character but still has a rich robust stout base beer. There is more bitterness than sweetness which is unexpected given the name. Chocolate is there as is the vanilla but it never drinks like a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a little more carbonation than a beer of this style really needs.

Overall a decent flavored stout but not outstanding.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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