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Atwater Cherry Stout - Atwater Brewery

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71
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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 02-13-2009)
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Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.6%

12-17-2013 21:01:49 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1.6%

12-06-2013 16:41:35 | More by Agentveba
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-30-2013 07:16:40 | More by JMurphy41
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

11-29-2013 02:20:08 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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888

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +23%

11-27-2013 00:24:38 | More by 888
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

11-15-2013 03:48:03 | More by jaycar06
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Brenden

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer isn't the darkest, heaviest or thickest out there, but they can't all be. It is dark, though some ruby and brown highlights make it out. The head is compact, tan in color, not quite reaching half a finger but not dropping lower either. Lacing is actually pretty good overall.
The cherry is in the smell, though it offers predominantly tartness against the roast. There's not a huge malt (in fact it could use more), but there's enough roast to play with and not go to harsh. Overall, the cherry should be stronger, but it's pretty standard stuff.
This beer needs a stronger backbone, but the malts do play their role. The cherry kicks in off the tip of the tongue and it stays consistent. There's toast and a bit of bittersweet cocoa for the tartness to play with.
Maybe it's a tad to bright and crisp for a stout, but it isn't overly biting or heavily carbonated. It could use a little more smoothness, but it does have some.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 21:55:24 | More by Brenden
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BradShook

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

11-08-2013 00:43:46 | More by BradShook
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marcb105

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

11-02-2013 21:43:07 | More by marcb105
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HardyA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +31.1%

11-02-2013 21:41:05 | More by HardyA
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kyle86

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2013 02:54:39 | More by kyle86
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

10-14-2013 23:18:42 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

10-13-2013 21:03:29 | More by Eric1Mess
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +23%

10-08-2013 02:08:02 | More by Kerrie
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downeyj4

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

09-20-2013 18:19:31 | More by downeyj4
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allisonastra

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

09-20-2013 17:26:36 | More by allisonastra
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.6%

09-19-2013 19:10:24 | More by ejimhof
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

09-17-2013 23:15:28 | More by BlissJunkie
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

09-06-2013 23:29:26 | More by tommy5
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

06-30-2013 13:00:10 | More by drbenderdo
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +23%

06-05-2013 19:45:52 | More by jklecko2
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PapiMagnum

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-13-2013 06:48:14 | More by PapiMagnum
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.6%

01-07-2013 22:37:12 | More by iemailjack
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Rickstar

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18%

12-16-2012 06:32:59 | More by Rickstar
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a bottle. Deep black color with a tan head that has good retention and left mild lacing all the way down the glass. Unfortunately, the appearance was pretty much the best thing about this beer. It was hard to get a good nose on the beer, but the cherry smell was vey faint. Along with it were toasted malts and grains, but once again, very faint and hard to really pick up on. I didn't much care for the taste. I thought it was a bit too tart and sour. The tartness of it actually distracts from the "cherry" flavor, of which there is little. A bit of a roasted flavor in the background, but not much. Medium bodied with a little bit too much carbonation that tickled the mouth. In conjunction with the sour taste, it wasn't too pleasing. My mouth was left feeling sticky and coated.

I had high hopes for this beer and was kind of let down. Disappointing aroma and taste, very flat, tart, and uninviting. Probably won't be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 15:56:06 | More by tectactoe
Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.