Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout - Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +3.2%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):
LOOK: Pitch black, amazing coffee-colored cream head with legs
SMELL: Chocolate cake batter, roastiness, faint cherries
TASTE: Silky smooth, rich, slightly tart, mild cherry, dark ripe fruits, soft caramel, light roasty char, sweet and tangy molasses, coin, chocolate, rye, biscuit, nuts, earth, tannic, dry finish
There’s a lot going on here, but what stands out is the use of blackstrap molasses, red tart and dark, sweet cherry purée, a California lager yeast strain and cocoa nibs from Patric Chocolate at the end of conditioning. The lager yeast strain is what makes it a Baltic Porter, but a Stout too? While it’s slightly confusing to have two styles on the label, who cares?! Complex, surprisingly balanced and damn tasty.
02-14-2013 00:25:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.25/5 rDev -14.2%
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.
The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of strong hot chocolate notes with not too much else coming through. While the cherries are absent in the aroma, they are up front in the flavor. There is a little bit of chocolate in the aroma, but overall I think the beer tastes a little bit medicinal. The body a little bit thinner than I like and the carbonation is about medium. Overall, the beer was not bad but was a little disappointing. I think this is a step down from the regular Double Brown Stout.
02-19-2012 16:36:13 | More by Mora2000
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
Served on tap at The Holy Grail Pub in Plano, TX.
A: Pours a midnight black with a finger tall light mocha head. Great head retention (hardly any reduction through the drinking of an entire pint) and massive amounts of lacing.
S: Dark roasted and burnt malts with hints of chocolate, cherry, and coffee. Very intense.
T: Bittersweet chocolate followed by dark roasted malts, cherries, and a light smokiness from burnt malts. There are also some extremely slight hints of nuts.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Nice and creamy.
O: Big smell and big flavor really make this beer great - not a disappointment after hearing a lot of folks in the bar talk it up. Quite enjoyable and could probably even be sessionable if one paced themselves. The cherry does not dominate but is a wonderful companion to the other flavors in the beer. I would definitely get it again if I found it.
02-17-2012 01:21:45 | More by dbrauneis
Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.