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Atwater Cherry Stout - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Cherry StoutAtwater Cherry Stout

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
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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Jeff22

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2012 23:02:07 | More by Jeff22
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-24-2012 23:51:18 | More by Dyerseve
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DruC4

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -18%

06-18-2012 21:10:08 | More by DruC4
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Thickfreakness

New York

2/5  rDev -34.4%

06-05-2012 13:47:26 | More by Thickfreakness
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +31.1%

05-16-2012 23:43:31 | More by klipper
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +23%

04-15-2012 22:50:00 | More by twkirkby
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ckollias

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a snifter glass at Head Keepers in Greensberg PA.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black hue, with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates in to a hint of a wispy lace with no trail down the glass.

S: Malty aroma with hints of cherries and chocolate.

T: Sweet chocolate malt and cherry flavor.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting Cherry Stout – not overwhelming in the cherry department – but rather it was blended in nicely. Nothing I would grab again, but worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 00:31:08 | More by ckollias
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

04-08-2012 19:00:59 | More by Zaphog
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pBRale

Iowa

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-28-2012 02:40:43 | More by pBRale
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -18%

03-08-2012 14:04:36 | More by ShadyJay
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black in color with practically no head. There is a mild roasty tone to the nose. The taste is pretty flat and thin with only a weak hint of tartness from the cherries.

I really liked their Voodoo Vator, but this offering is pretty disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 04:23:30 | More by 57md
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark opaque brown with a thin medium brown head. A hint of red to the head, with a few occasional small streams of bubbles rising from the bottom. Smell was slightly sour cherries with a bit of burnt grainy malt in the back end. Flavor was much like the smell. A very small hint of milk chocolate that was almost redeeming, but a watery sour cherry flavor was overwhelming. Felt thin in the mouth, was well carbonated. Overall a disappointing stout. Not enough body, and a unbalanced flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:17:20 | More by mountdew1
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hgromadzki

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-18-2012 22:47:16 | More by hgromadzki
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a dark looking brown color with a thin fizzy tan head on top. The smell gave off a decent amount of tart cherry aromas that I wasn't overly thrilled out. The taste of the beer had a faint sour cherry essence to it with some roasted chocolate malts working to balance it out but falls short of doing so to me. The mouthfeel was a little like cola to me, nothing too special really. Overall this wasn't what I was hoping for, it reminded me of Bells Cherry Stout a lot.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:47:05 | More by Knapp85
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, a hint of cherries. Taste is also of roasted malts, some coffee and cherry notes are present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 17:31:48 | More by tone77
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senorscientist

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

01-30-2012 07:31:37 | More by senorscientist
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Lots of dark roasty malts. Burnt coffee, espresso, bready, mild semi-sweet chocolate, some fruity esters which I suppose could be cherry.

Appearance: Pitch black. Opaque. Pours a medium light brown head. Good retention. Nice sticky lacing.

Taste: No hiding the cherry taste, although it was difficult to find in the aroma. Bitter cherries, followed by sweet coffee and chocolate. The finish is hazelnut coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. No carbonation. Oily texture. The bitterness from the cherry stings the back of the tongue for a while.

Overall: Not too impressed, although I've never been impressed with any cherry flavored stout. If the harshness of the bitter cherry was milder, this would be a good brew, especially due to the pleasant coffee flavor.

Note: December 2011 freshness date. Tasted early-January 2012.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 21:03:03 | More by soulfly1492
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Duff27

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown beer with light brown highlights. Good lacing, average head retention.

S- Very nice cherry smell. Subtle, but nice,

T- Not much in the way of flavor until the cherry aftertaste...which I enjoy. Meh. No roastyness at all.

M- Thinner mouthfeel, low to medium low carbonation.

D/O- Not a good beer, not a bad beer...its just kind of there. Give it some (more?) roasted malts and thicken the mouthfeel and this would be a pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:33:32 | More by Duff27
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GRPunk

Michigan

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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inxy

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must admit, I'm not generally an Atwater fan.

Dec 2011 notched in bottle, new updated label is much better than the old atwater hand labels.

Not much tartness or fruit in the nose, very roasty and warm, hint of smoke.

Taste was really unexpected. Very subtle yet nice juicy tart traverse city cherry blanketed by roasty malt, and creamy coffee. Still has that tingy sourness that I trademark Atwater with.

Tad overcarbonated, but very smooth and milky at the same time.

I can't say I'll be getting this again anytime soon, but that's only because I don't go for fruity beer, ever. Doesnt mean I didnt enjoy it though; it is a very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:30:20 | More by inxy
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

Meager head dissipated into a beige ring. Dark chocolate brown body with reddish/maple highlights.

Smells of lactose and tart fruits. Cherry, pomegranate, nuttiness, and a little bubble gum? Some malt roast, but atypically stout-like.

Sour cherry flavor. Cherry syrup, artificial in the way that those cherry-shaped gummi candies taste. Tangy and without much hop character. Antiseptic quality. Roasted malts are weak and overpowered by the generic fruit flavorings. A little bitter cocoa, light-roast coffee (fruity/nutty), and cola. Can't get past the strange cherry implication. The finish is awful. That tart tang transforms into a lingering disagreeable bitterness. Ugh.

Very thin body for a stout. I can tell that no/not enough oatmeal was used. Drinkability suffers from the taste, so I'll try not to dock it any further.

I had a blank slate going into this one. My girlfriend says it tastes like Kasteel Rouge and Guinness had a 'baby', but somehow I think that that concoction would be so much more delicious. This one's not worth it in my book. No-go.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:05:16 | More by thecheapies
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P- A thanks to Ray in Pittsburgh for this brew

A- a cola-like appearance. Can see carbonation floating up through. Head is about a finger and leaves a poor lacing. Tan head looks marshmallowy.

S- a cherry concentrate nose. Some minimal chocolate malts but nothing too overpowering. Kind of faint and lacking.

T- a tart metallic cherry flavor on the tongue. Some dark chocolate flavor malts come through in the aftertaste. Not a good complement with this brew.

M- medium bodied and the drak chocolate and tart cherry do not mix hat well with this brew. Think of eating a Dark chocolate covered cherry and then drinking a dak coffee mixed with miller lite and that is this beer.

O- i wont buy another one and this may be one to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 19:05:44 | More by Dodo2step
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kbutler1

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle. Marked Dec 11. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Light tan head. For being a cherry stout the cherry aroma is pretty subdued. Some light roast notes and a tinge of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Slight cherry start with both a sweet and a tart component that then transitions to a building level of roast flavor culiminating in a slightly bitter, burnt flavor that lingers. No real evidence of the abv. I took a shot on this one and while it isn’t terrible, to me it isn’t that good either. I’d like to see more cherry and a hevier mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 16:34:05 | More by kbutler1
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beer4brian331

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

01-07-2012 16:03:38 | More by beer4brian331
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-30-2011 23:33:32 | More by ROBSTARR
Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.