Bell's Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.23/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Batch # on the back of the bottle.
(A)- Poured with zero foam. Thin haze of brown lace around the top surface. Completely opaque dark dark brown; almost black. No lacing at all.
(S)- Strong smell of ripe cherries, chocolate, and coffee. Strong alcohol burn mettled in with it too. Smell-wise, this is really potent stuff!
(T)- Lots of dark chocolate, but far overshadowed by lots of tart cherries. The cherry bite gives an interesting acidity level to the beer that gets kinda funky with the carbonation, but not in a bad way. Just different.
(M)- These are strong flavors! A heavy pucker from the cherries. Plenty of carbonation. This is really really sour, but in a good way.
(D)- Most definitely a sipper. For 7%abv, this feels alot stronger than that due to how potent the acidity is that the cherries give off. One would be good for me at a time. Its a nice beer that should be enjoyed slowly though.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2009 03:51:28 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a deep black with a red tint. Two-finger tan head that dissapates very quickly. No lacing.
S - Smell of roasted malts and light coffee. Not picking up any cherries.
T - Tart cherries right upfront produce a nice amount of bitterness. The cherries are balanced out by dark roasted malts. Finish is mostly bitter cherries.
M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel.
O - Not something want all the time but a nice change of pace stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:20:53 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.15/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from a 6 pack, poured into a gulden draak tulip glass.
A- Very strange, doesn't pour like a beer. Very dark in color, but no head whatsoever even after a (in my opinion!) pretty good pour, no lacing of course to follow.
S- For me im getting a lot of cherries, little bit of chocolate, some nice roasty malt, smells quite nice to me, very dessert like in the smell. Cherries, cherries!
T- Dang, talk about tart, right up front I feel like im drinking a cherry fruit beer, the tart is crazy, but then i get a little chocolate and malt in the background, it really reminds me a dark chocolate covered cherry you would find in a valentines day assorted chocolate box, personally for me, having a huge sweet tooth, I like this quite a bit. It leaves a cherry aftertaste which is quite pleasant if you like cherries and sweet things!
M- Id say its fairly thin on the mouthfeel, carbonation is low, and after sipping for about 30-40 minutes the carbonation is almost gone. Again, nice cherry after taste that I personally like.
O- I think its great, I do warn you though its super tart, and the cherries really give your taste buds the blam style, but its still got that nice bitter chocolatey, malty background to remind you its a stout. If youre new, and wanting to get into stouts, I would recommend this to you! If youre not a "sweet" beer person, id still say try it! But just be warned its sweet and tart.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:04:51 | More by KrugTheSuperAmazing
4.39/5 rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: this is the drawback of the beer. It doesn't look like beer. No head. No lacing. No visible carbonation. The color is of a Bordeaux. But...
S: good candied fruit/raisin type of aromas. Smells like a sweeter Sherry like a PX. Good
T: I think this beer is exquisite on taste. You have all the notes of a great stout plus this striking sour cherry flavor. The finish is excellent.
M: interesting. Kind of viscous of the finish. Some might like that some might not.
O: I'm surprised how low this beer scores. It's a very innovative and unique beer. People flavor ales all the time with cherry juice but they do it in a stout and pull it off. Try it.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2014 00:59:44 | More by kilo_005
Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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