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Bell's Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout

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1,941 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 933
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 85
Gots: 113 | FT: 11
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A mysterious dance of tart Michigan cherries with the dark, roasted malts of a big and bold stout." and "Stout brewed with cherry juice."

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-09-2002)
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-20-2014 14:39:12 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-19-2014 16:59:11 | More by Nbdreher
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-19-2014 02:18:01 | More by malfunxion
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -8.2%

08-18-2014 18:08:13 | More by GameOfBeers
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Rizalini

Nevada

3/5  rDev -15%

12 oz. bottle dated 10/08/13

The smell is fantastic! Rich and roasty malts with just a hint of cherry. The taste on the other hand is very tart and briney. I'm trying really hard to enjoy this one, but if can't get past the initial taste of olive juice type flavor. I personally think that the cherry juice needs to toned down a lot in order to make this one palatable. Glad I can say I've tried this one, but I personally didn't care for it and wouldn't drink it again.

08-16-2014 21:16:43 | More by Rizalini
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hopnado

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2014 05:22:04 | More by hopnado
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dangelop

New York

3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

08-14-2014 01:23:30 | More by dangelop
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-14-2014 01:03:25 | More by vobr0002
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -15%

08-13-2014 09:34:55 | More by AlaskanYoung
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BrewSTL

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

08-11-2014 23:49:17 | More by BrewSTL
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zachattack555

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-11-2014 23:43:30 | More by zachattack555
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-10-2014 18:33:03 | More by ToddBeans
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-10-2014 07:26:53 | More by KG710
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-08-2014 20:14:55 | More by BalancingBrooms
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DanielGJ0

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-06-2014 21:13:37 | More by DanielGJ0
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Big_Dave

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

08-06-2014 19:47:28 | More by Big_Dave
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allengarvin

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%

A: Dark, dense brown with a small tan head.
S: Lots of cocoa and toffee, though no cherriness I can detect.
T: Cherries do come through in the flavor, and thankfully with no added sweetness. The tartness blends quite well to balance the malt sweetness, which offers lots of chocolate malt notes. Bitterness is low, appropriately. This is a marriage of malt and cherries, and it's very well done.
M: Soft, creamy, not too carbonated.

Good beer! Nice to have at the end of cherry season, too.

08-06-2014 14:03:55 | More by allengarvin
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-04-2014 23:44:41 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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PHKrames

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-04-2014 20:30:50 | More by PHKrames
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +9.3%

Got excited when I saw this bottle at the store. Then I realized it wasn't the barrel aged version. Oh well, still gave it a shot.

The appearance and smell bring forth the stout. Don't get any cherries on the nose. Those came later on the finish; slightly sour, which I like. This beers starts out all stout then finishes almost all cherry syrup. Occasionally you'll get the stout mixed with cherry tartness - which is excellent. Good, but not great. Would like to try the barrel aged version sometime.

08-01-2014 22:18:34 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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styleisking

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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ovaltine

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-30-2014 23:46:41 | More by ovaltine
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15%

07-27-2014 17:50:55 | More by birdsellam
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antott0523

New Jersey

2.94/5  rDev -16.7%

Notes from 7/16/14 at Hopleaf in Chicago, IL

Bottle into pint glass.

A: Opaque dark brown with a light brown head that disappears. Minimal lacing

S: Tart cherries, dark chocolate. Yeasty and musty.

T: Tart cherries. Roasted malts.

M: Thin a mildly carbonated. Too thin for what I was looking for in a stout.

D: Not very drinkable. Thin and tart. Does not hold up well to room temperature. This is cherry juice with a little stout, not the other way around, unfortunately.

07-25-2014 22:38:54 | More by antott0523
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Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.