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Barrel Aged Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout Ale | Nantahala Brewing Company

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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
18.58%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by fldavem on 03-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by cardsfan:
Photo of cardsfan
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

great beer by nantahala! was really glad i was able to grab a couple of these. so comparing this to life is like by cigar city and cherry rye by goose island. appearance is nice and dark...a little lighter than the others but still solid enough for the style. not as much cherry in the smell as the other two but certainly more bourbon. taste is great...while there isn't as much cherry as the other two, there is more chocolate which helps with the character that they are going for. the mouthful is also lighter but again, i think that might be a good thing to help with the chocolate and cherry. overall a great beer and really enjoyed this. glad i have another!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle pours a dark black color with tan colored head. The aroma and taste feature dark roasted malts, and bourbon soaked cherries. This is a solid beer that I enjoyed.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big barrel presence in the nose. Lots of milk chocolate in the flavor. Coffee aftertaste. Cherry is there but more subdued than in the base beer. Feel is a bit thin. Tasty, very drinkable. Would like a little more character overall.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark cherry tart note in the smell and taste. Subtle vanilla and Maker's notes in the taste. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Overall a great beer and worth getting.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
2.4/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Infected. Wild yeast clearly present. Way over arbitrated. Bummer. Nose is good, though. Chocolate. Soft bourbon. A bit of cherry.

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Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours - Black nice thin tan head great lacing.

Smell - I had the regular as well and the smell and taste are quite different I do sense some cherry in the smell on this one but it was much more on the regular. I do get some cherry good amount of chocolate and the wonderful bourbon.

Taste - The cherry comes out well along with the chocolate the bourbon overpowers the cherry a little but it is still a very balanced taste.

Feel - heavier body good smooth feel coats the mouth well, not much burn from the alcohol. Wish it had been a little more bourbon.

Overall - An excellent beer.

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Photo of Eziel
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice BB notes in the nose and throughout. Cherry was there in the back end a little bit, could have used more. Overall, I felt like this would probably taste better if it sat longer and melded together a little better. Felt a little thin.

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Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ZEB89
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mta11c
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout Ale from Nantahala Brewing Company
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