Bell's Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by zhooker:
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from 12oz bottle to a large snifter. Extreeemely dark, with big mound of creamy, slightly red-hued foam. Fantastic retention, with little lacing; I think the head is a wee too heavy for that.
Not a lot of nose on this one. Deep roasted malt scent, typical of a stout. There is a little extra something in there, I'll call it a certain 'spiciness.' Probably imparted by the fruit factor.
While slightly undercover in the aroma, the cherries are big in the mouth. There is a slightly-sweet, slightly-sour tart flavor all throughout the mouth, front-to-back. Strangely -- at least in my mind -- it compliments the deep-roasted flavor of the stout very pleasantly. The tartness of the cherries sticks throughout the mouth, like eating half a bag of Sour Patch Kids. Well, not THAT tart. But close.
The resulting mouthfeel from the tartness is my only complaint here. Not overly sweet, like so many fruit beers. This is likely my last craft brew before I leave for the beer wasteland of South Korea for the summer, and it was a pleasure. Not sure I could handle more than a couple pints on any given night, but it goes big with its flavors. makes it work, and well.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2010 05:44:16 | More by zhooker
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2.94/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 22:38:54 | More by antott0523
Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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