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Atwater Cherry Stout - Atwater Brewery

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72
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 02-13-2009

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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 83
Photo of mchegash
3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.75/5
A very dark brown-red. Looks almost black in low-light. About 1 finger of head upon initial pour, dissipates down to minimally visible head.

Smell - 3.5/5
A vague fruity smell which kind of smells like cherries, but not sure if I would have been able to identify that if I didn't already know this was a cherry stout. Has a bready smell, a moderate alcohol smell, perhaps a hint of spiciness. I wish the cherry was more discernible, and that the alcohol smell was less. Still, an ok smell.

Taste - 3.25/5
The cherry is more pronounced in the taste. Still, the alcohol taste seems out of proportion considering this is only 6%. Besides cherry and alcohol, I taste some sweet malts, and not much else. I am giving the taste a lower rating, because the alcohol taste is so strong, that it basically tastes like a cherry wine. If you had blindly given me this and told me it was cherry wine, I would definitely believe it.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, medium level of carbonation. Creamy-ish. Fairly smooth

Overall - 3.5/5
This was an okay beer. I like the attempt to use cherries, but it just seemed like all I could taste was cherries and alcohol, and I would have liked to see a little more complexity to this beer.

Photo of cmwilliq
3.51/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayouMafia
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acostuhhh
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.55/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3.87/5  rDev +25.6%
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 Hydrohead
1.42/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horrible. Tasted like cherry flavored medicine.

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.98/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the cherry taste in this stout. Very good

Photo of Romoworld
2.52/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It has a very tart cherry taste not really to my liking as far as a stout.

Photo of NeubTube
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vogie
2.1/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like drinking watery cherry juice. Super thin mouthfeel with no complexity.

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +38%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Better than Bell's Cherry Stout!

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.39/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DannyBeerBalls
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Mflanaga
4.3/5  rDev +39.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of cb8282
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DLSheidy
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.