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

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Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout

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2,183 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 92
Gots: 167 | FT: 13
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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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color with a big bubbled brown head. The head settled fairly quick and into a light ring.

The aroma is of a light roasted malt with a hint of caramel sweetness. The cherries provide a subtle tart aroma. Kind of hard to tell it is cherry without the advanced knowledge that it is. Nice aroma just not very strong.

The taste starts off with a moderate roasted malt. The malt provides some charred wood notes before it gets smacked down by the tart cherry. The cherries have a slight sweetness but mostly deliver a big tart edge. Perhaps too much of a juice flavor instead of mashed up fruit but the tart cherries do work well with the malt. The malt pops back out in the finish with a toasted pumpernickel flavor.

The feel is moderate, a bit light for a stout. Good balance between the roasted bitterness and the sweet tart. Tingly carbonation. The stout is bitter and sticky in the finish.

An enjoyable stout. The tart cherry can be a bit strong at times but I think it mixes well with the stout body. The body can be a bit beefier I suppose.

Photo of Tom_Gilman
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric1Mess
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roxie_B
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks: Opaque black with aubergine highlights and two fingers of brown head
Smell: Chocolate, coffee, some cherry and molasses-y malt. Linear.
Taste: Sour pie cherries, chocolate and American hops.
Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied than most stouts.
Overall: I feel that this would have been better as a milk stout with more chocolate malt. Solid but not awe inspiring. A novelty but nothing I would do more than get a single of.

Photo of ssimpson89
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MillerMan16
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _B33r_
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Couldn't get past the fact that it just tastes like a puckering, infecting stout.

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mikepcarney
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rabiddawg
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FlakyBiscuit
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GaBengal
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aklude
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Travitten
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tdmccarthy
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of misternebbie
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of markgugs
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Viperman1316
3.52/5  rDev 0%

I knows it's a tart cherry stout, but all I can taste is infection. Way too tart.

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Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.