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

Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout

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1,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 1800
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%


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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Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-05-2013 17:30:07 | More by pukahi91
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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.

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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!

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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.

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A- Pours a jet black color with little to no lacing.

S- Faint smells of cherry with toasted malts and coffee.

T- Starts off with coffee, then gets smokey and tastes like charred oak. Finishes with tart cherries. This is definitely a sour stout.

M- Very easy to drink, not overpowering with alcohol. Nice consistency throughout.

O- I enjoy the complexity of flavors offered in this brew, but I thought it was just a little too much with the coffee, smokey flavor, and sour cherries together. I really like the idea of a sour stout, and will be looking for beers of similar style.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:25:17 | More by redbeerdviking
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Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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