Atwater Cherry Stout - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by GRPunk:
3.45/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle notched N 11, poured into a nonic pint.
A- rich , brown-black body with reddish hues. Thin, brown head melts away to a thin film all too quickly. A little shake does bring back a thin foam. Good stick.
S- Mostly coffee and chocolate malts at first. Cherry aroma is soft, and seems natural enough, somewhere between sweet and tart. Roasty malts.
T- Cherry is much more pronounced than the aroma lets on. Dukes it out with coffee and dark chocolate for flavor supremacy. Bitter side of coffee and dark chocolate has an interesting play with tart cherry qualities. I would be really interested in drinking this as a base stout without the cherry addition. I suspect it would be pretty good, maybe better than the cherry version. The cherry is a bit strong, nearing harsh, though natural, at the finish. It reminds me of a Traverse City cherry coffee we purchase once in a while, also an acquired taste.
M- Moderate carbonation and medium feel. Tart cherry brings a dryish quality.
O- Kind of middle of the pack. I suspect there is a really solid stout at the base of this beer. For some reason, the cherry addition doesn't mix well. While it doesn't seem artificial, it doesn't "wow" me. Probably 1-2 in a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 23:35:30 | More by GRPunk
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3.39/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours jet black, eggshell lacing for a head.
Smells of light brown sugar and biscuit malts with a hint of smokey oak.
Flavor of brown sugar and smoked oak mixed with tart cherry and grape.
Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.
This is an okay stout with a very unique flavor that doesn't quite work. The cherry is either too pronounced or not pronounced enough depending on what you might be hoping for. It's just enough cherry to distract from the stout but not enough to carry the stout. In the end, everything else about the stout is pretty good, but the flavor makes it something I wouldn't go back to.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 01:26:13 | More by Cylinsier
Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.