Bell's Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by actone2001:
3.05/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz. Bottle ployed into a bruery snifter. I got to taste this as an extra, thanks to RC0032!
A - Black, quick dissipating brownish head.
S - very little roast comes out, definitely get a cherry smell in the background. Soy sauce up front maybe?
T - strange. Sour cherry dominates, but there is very little to support it. No real malty stout aspect, just a sour cherry roast. No sweetness at all.
M - Things that I don't like to describe a stout with... Thin, good carbonation, light on the tongue.
O - Interesting brew. If I look at it from my wild ale/sour loving perspective, this is definitely an ok beer. I was expecting something a little more stout-ee, and didn't get that at all. It's a confused brew. Not quite sour, but not quite a stout. If you like roasted sour cherries, give it a go... I probably won't be trading for it any time soon though. Glad I got to try it!
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2011 02:31:37 | More by actone2001
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3.46/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
APPEARANCE: Dark as night almost all the way through, but JUST at the very surface a little reddish-brown light gets through. A sizable, finger-and-a-half tall head foams up, but has almost zero retention as it quickly collapses into exceptionally thin wisps that resemble a distant galaxy. No lacing.
SMELL: Medicinal cherry aroma with a bitter, coffee smell and a touch of dark chocolate.
TASTE: Hoowee...that is TART. Certainly not as tart as a good sour, but way more tart than I anticipated. This is not the sweet, candy-like cherry that a lot of other beers have, it's legit, Michigan Cherries. Wow. Dark chocolate provides a backbone along with some hints of roasted coffee beans.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to big bodied with a bigger sparkle than one might expect. Dry throughout the start, almost to a point of puckering, with a sweet finish.
OVERALL: I like what Bells tried to do here, but I think it missed the mark. The cherries are a little too tart, while (somewhat contradictory) the finish is too sweet. Good beer here and I'll revisit it in the future, but this just didn't do it for me the way most Bells Beers do.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 04:29:35 | More by StoneTSR
4.01/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was in the mood for a stout and I'm always in the mood for a treat, so this creation fits the bill nicely. It sits all black with a pretty little edge of foam. The aroma is faintly of cherry with just a nice roast smell underneath.
The taste is much more of cherries, and these are no artificial cherries, this is the reel deal. It tastes as though someone took a well behaved stout and then took some freshly squeezed tart cherry juice and added it somewhere along the way.
By itself it is pretty sour for a stout, but with some food, it is really good. It definitely is an interesting concoction and the kind of treat I deserve!
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2014 16:55:41 | More by schoolboy
2.7/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (281 1612 12386, packaged 10/8/13 B)
A: Very, very dark brown to pitch black. Only the slightest mocha head.
S: Roasted malts with a strong cherry scent. Weird scents here. There was a familiar scent early on, but I can't catch that smell again.
T: Tart and weirdly sour, like tart/sour cherries. I was quite excited to try this because I loved their Expedition Stout. It starts off with a bit of the characteristic roast of a stout, but then the odd cherry flavors bumrush it and just take over your palate.
M: Smooth for the most part with only a hint of carbonation.
O: I am extremely disappointed here, but I still want to try the Java, Special Double Cream and Black Note (obviously). I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this. but will probably just share it with someone or cook with it.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 21:50:14 | More by gillagorilla
Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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