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Cherry Chocolate Stout - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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Cherry Chocolate Stout - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged
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BA SCORE
86
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 18.96%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-28-2012)
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Such a nice base beer. Barrel aging doesn't always come out as brilliant as hoped sometimes. The integration on the rye whiskey barrel fails to lend any value to the taste of an already great beer. I think if Stone stuck to just using bourbon barrels they'd have more success here. Cherry, chocolate and whiskey nose was the highlight of this beer for me.

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1652nd Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop snifter
500ml C/C

2012 Release
Split with GuruDel

App- This poured out like a liquid cherry mixed with chocolate at a 50/50 blend. It was brown, it was rich and creamy and had tinges of red throughout. The head on this was a bit thin and khaki. Poured out like a 1/4" and then left a bit of cling.

Smell- I enjoyed the aromatics on this one. It was just as the bottle said. You really could pull the aromatics on all of the ingredients. The chocoalate was first and a bit sweet and creamy. The cherry and its lingering sweetness was there. The rye and a little spice and the whispy booze was last.

Taste- I enjoyed it. The flavors dropped off a bit from the nose but thats okay. Its a new stout from stone and they have been doing pretty well lately. The base beer is still there just kicked up a bit with the booze and the prickly whiskey and rye flavors. Overall, well integrated but just doesnt pop like I thought it would.

Mouth- A solid medium with a good medium low carbonation. A little bit of the rye and the whiskey take over. A bit sweet residual from the cherries and a little bit of a sugary syrup flavor.

Drink- A welcome treat that I didnt grab before. Thanks vince. Very flavorful and creamy. Well integrated but just better than average.

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Cherry Chocolate Stout - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.