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Atwater Cherry Stout - Atwater Brewery

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 02-13-2009

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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Better than Bell's Cherry Stout!

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
4.01/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the cherry taste in this stout. Very good

Photo of CheckMate
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle obtained at McKinnon's in Salem, NH. pours a very dark brownish black with an inch of mocha color head that slowly dissipated in to beads around the glass. hints of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, nut, and dark roasted coffee hit the nose with a swirl. tastes of sweet cherries immediately hit the tongue with a dark roasted coffee immediately following it with hints of chocolate and nuts. The dark roasted coffee leaves an aftertaste that I love because I love a good dark roasted coffee. It medium carbonated with a medium/heavy body. It is very drinkable, the first sip invites another and another. Awesome brew!

Cheers!

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of LauraAlberts
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black - Nice tan head. Not much lacing - decent head retention.

Smell: Coffee - Vanilla Bean - Roast - Cherry - very subtle though

Taste: I opened and it and sipped it right out of a 32 degree cooler - not much flavor at all so cold - as it warmed up - still not much flavor - it's been open for about thirty minutes now - I've let some sit in a glass and warm up to about 55-62 degrees. It's ready to be consumed - the bottle is says consume at 45 degrees - that's not all true to get the flavor. Everything about it is subtle. It's well balanced, hint of malt - nice coffee roast under a cherry tartness. Very mild stout. Almost a Belgian Style stout like a Troubadour Obscura - It's NOT a big american slap in the face stout - you have to dig/savor/enjoy the flavors of this one - they aren't handed to you like everyone's seemingly getting used to. There is a cherry tartness up front followed by a roasty coffee/dark chocolate truffle finish - cherry flavors work together to make a bourbon flavor.

Mouthfeel: thin, medium bodied - soft and subtle

Drinkability: If 'er there were a stout to be sessionable - here it is for ye. At 6.50% ABV this one is very drinkable/sessionable. Though the flavors call to be savored and uncovered - pondered. It's a very quiet beer with a fair amount to say in flavor and aroma - let it open up.

Best at 58-64 degrees for flavor.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a small snifter

L - black color with a creamy beige head that fell to a ring leaving some lacing.

S - strong cherry aroma upfront with roasted malt in the background.

T - french roast coffee, some hints of chocolate with a tart cherry flavor mixed in.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

D - smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Party Source.

Poured reddish black color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry roasted malt aroma. Medium tart cherry malt and coffee flavor and tart cherry finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable SWEET STOUT.

Photo of brewqueno
3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a good thing I didn't pass this up based on reviews. This really isn't bad at all. This isn't just cherry "flavored" beer... the cherries really stand out. It isn't overly sweet or syrupy. Not at all.... It's a bit sour which is good. It's different from the norm and stays true to what it is.

Photo of DannyDan
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out into a dark blackish-brown with a small off white head. It has moderate carbonation with not much lacing and little retention. The smell is a cherry and chocolate smell with not much else to the smell. I do like the taste of it as I can taste a strong bit of cherries (maybe too much cherry since it had almost a soft drink like taste to it, but with the alcohol reminded me a little bit of drinking a dry wine) but than I can taste some chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee even though I do think it needs more malts to balance the cherry taste and give it more of a beer taste instead of a soft drink taste. I do taste the malts in the aftertaste, but the strong cherry taste drowns out everything else. It has a nice smooth mouthfeel with medium body that is very easy to drink and as soon as they balance out the malts and cherries more I might change the ratings for its taste.

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3.76/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Andrewtherooster
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a large mason jar. Immediately about 4 inches of puffy light brown head pillowed up to the rim. Very bubbly. It looks like its something off the beaten path. The appearance reminds me of a homebrew a few friends of mine and I brewed up a couple months ago, but you don't need to know about that. I love the ring of lace that's forming under the head. As for the body, it's pitch black.

There's not a lot of aroma to this thing. I slight tartness, some subtle malty chocolate and wheat notes. Nothing too outstanding, but intriguing.

Taste: this is where I'm slightly confused about this beer. This does not taste like a stout. The maltiness isn't strong enough for me to call this a stout, as something stout is always associated with a good malt character. So, this should be a Cherry Ale, in my opinion. Okay, enough of that though. I really enjoy the way this beer tastes. In some ways, its soury tartness reminds me of Arbor Brewing's Brasserie Blonde, which has become a favorite casual drinker of mine. The cherry concentrate in this brew is the forefront. It packs a real punch, then lingers out into a light sweetness before a woody malt aftertaste takes over. The changing of the flavors probably lasts 15 seconds or so.

This beer isn't for everyone, and I think its labeling as stout will definitely throw some people off. However, its taste is refreshing and tangy, making for the perfect Spring brew, and at 6.5%, it's not going to destroy you. Coming home from working all day and having one of these is a real relaxing treat.

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Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.