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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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80
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1,921 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 930
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 83
Gots: 112 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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Strix

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance gets high marks for being really black, low marks for head retention, averages out to average.

Smell is intriguing, I do get real cherry flavor over a burnt, roasted malt background.

The taste is all over the place. Starts out cherry, then turns burnt, then turns roasted with cherry still in there somewhere sort of resolves to an artificial cherry medicinal flavor. I don't know. It's interesting, and grew on me a bit throughout the bottle, but it's just too discordant for me.

Mouthfeel nice and smooth.

Drinkabilitywise, I don't think I could ever finish more than 1 bottle.

I found some of Bell's other stouts to be amazing (Java, Expedition, Double Cream), but this one is too experimental for my tastes. Might be worth a try if you're feeling up to it, but the flavors don't mesh well for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 02:42:54 | More by Strix
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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.

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Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.