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

Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout

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Ratings: 1804
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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rlee1390

Indiana

3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass with a two finger brown that dissipates extremely quickly.

S-Some slight cherries. lots of roasted malt, almost smoke even. Not much coffee or chocolate.

T-Starts with some cherries that are neither sweet nor tart. Then a beef jerky like flavor comes over with unbalanced smoke. As it warms the smoke/beef jerky like notes fade away, but are still present.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-Can't believe I'm saying this but Bell's really missed the mark. The balance was off, the cherry wasn't where it should have been.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 02:04:31 | More by rlee1390
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Completely black like a glass of molasses. little head or retention.

S- Dark roasted malts that smell delicious backed by a slight sweet cherry backer.

T- A creamy roasted malt flavor fills my senses, then it is joined with a sweet, but mostly sour cherry tone. What started promising quickly loses ground. For me the tartness does little to balance the flavors in this stout as a hop bitterness does for others.

M- Again the smooth malty sweet feeling is ruined with a puckering sour mess.

O- I just can't dig this stout. I guess cherries don't do well in beer for me. But admittedly I am rather partial to a bitter beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 19:01:51 | More by Emnmarko
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken last weekend of November, though this isn't my first rodeo with this excellent American stout.

12 oz brown Bells style bottle. Label art is authentic Bells with its shade of white with red trim, a painted cherry tree and a few cherries placed along the sides. Lovely bottle and fits perfect for the cherry stout indeed. Poured this into a standard American Bell's pint glass.

A - pitch black with a splash of reddish color painted the edges when held toward the light. Actually a bit of red to it when just sitting there if you look at it right. Dark tan head didn't supply a lot of size on the pour but it does leave a lovely ring of creamy lace leaving better than average stick.

S - dark chocolate and tart cherries are the main act. Some roasted dark malts play in the background with hints of black coffee roast and a sweet malt toward the back of the nose. Almost creamy like as you pull away from this. Wonderful!

T - tart cherry up front with an almost sour like ale character to them, but not quite as sour as you'd expect from the first few notes. The stout side of this really takes over before the cherry gets too sour. Dark chocolate, hints of black coffee roast and dark toasted malts really sum up traditional American stout flavors. The finish brings the cherry and tartness back into play with an almost juicy gushing array of Michigan cherries with a faint semi bitter dark chocolate note as it settles into toasted malt notes as it drags out.

M - medium bodied. Though not as thick nor textured as other Bell's ales I've had it still displays a nice mouthfeel for a fruit stout. Having this too thick would take away from its tart cherry like character. The body is medium but its very smooth and easy to drink. Tartness and stout notes play well together and paired with a nice malt balance slash notes of dark chocolate its easy to handle more than 1 in a setting.

O - Bell's cherry stout holds a well deserved place amongst an array of their stout releases. The breweries from Michigan I love call the cold months 'stout season' and its hard to argue Bell's don't release a load of great, drinkable stouts for winter. I enjoy cherry stout and its almost a tradition for my friends and family to have one every winter. It's like an American stout meets sour ale with them walking hand in hand down your palate with the cherries only being there for flavor and not to just pucker you up. Cherry Stout holds a place in my heart and a place in Bell's winter lineup and I hope it remains there. One of the best fruit stouts ever made.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 19:19:01 | More by BradtheGreat7
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark brown (almost black) chocolate syrup. Not too thick, which is good.

Smell: Mostly chocolate and some faint fruit...very faint.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I can definitely taste the cherries, but it kind of tastes fake and highlights a metallic flavor. Nice notes of chocolate though, but the combination doesn't work for me. Mouthfeel is definitely very weak and thin. Almost zero carbonation. The chocolate notes give it decent warmth though.

Overall: Just doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:10:19 | More by tjsdomer2
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a snifter. High hopes for this one, with no previous knowledge, never looked it up until the review. I'm not terribly hopeful.

Pours really nice; very dark and smooth looking, large dark mocha head, fizzy and carbonated, head fades relatively quickly.

Smells musty and organic with a light sour aroma, nearly like a white wine, sort of tart.

Taste is similar; but the tart cherry becomes more prominent and dwarfs the normal stout malt/barley setup. It's too tart, not sweet enough and lacks enough typical stout flavor for me.

Feels is pretty typical, although it's a bit carbonated for a stout. Super silky smooth, but overall not my cup of tea. Glad I tried it, but low on my list of bells beers. Worth a try, but I prob won't give it another shot. Won't dissuade me from bells, though, cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 00:39:49 | More by rodlavers
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nearly black color. The head is a one finger khaki shade: retention isn't very good, but the texture is aesthetically pleasing (what texture there is). Minimal lacing is left behind.

S: Mostly, there's a roasty, slightly licorice-forward aroma emanating from the glass, with lesser hints of chocolate abounding. One really has to let it warm up to get some cherry notes. I'm glad this is "stout first, cherry second" instead of the other way around - even more so considering that the two elements work well.

T: Immediately, I notice one thing - the cherries aren't bringing a huge amount of sweetness, instead it brings a subtle tartness that works well Those aforementioned cherries hit the palate immediately with that sweet tartness. The 'stout' takes over on the second half, bringing a chocolaty, roasted and *very* subtly hopped finish. This does a great job of hitting my sweet tooth in all the right ways.

M: There's no mistake this is a lush, sweet, and wet finishing beer. MAYBE it could have a bit more body given how lingering and sweet the finish is, but who cares. It starts with somewhat healthy carbonation, but fades rather quickly.

O: Damn, this is a good beer. One is enough, though. As a dessert beer, it's hard to fault. While it's really only great in the right mood, during said mood, it hits the spot fantastically.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 22:40:02 | More by ThisWangsChung
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle that is about 3 years old and poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a jet black color with almost no head besides a thin tan edge layer.
Aroma is some roasted notes and dark cocoa chocolate, with a bit of sweet cherry fruitiness.
I may have sat on this just a little too long, there is a bit of a tart note, maybe phenolic, that seems to be on the edge of something else, but I dont mind it for the sampling.
FIrst sip reveals an average to thick body with silky smooth texture and very fine gentle carbonation.
Flavor is rich chocolate malt and like hot chocolate and a bit of dry cocoa chalkiness. This moves to sweet cherries that linger after each sip leaving a coating of fruitiness in my palate.
I dont get any hop presence here from start to finish, nor do I find any evidence of alcohol.
The beer is smooth and drinkable and I am enjoying it throughout the sampling. QUite a bit of a coater on my palate, and I dont think I could drink more than 1-2 of these in a night, but it is fairly enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 03:41:43 | More by sulldaddy
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very deep brown nearly black color with hints of ruby red shining through the very dark body. Upon pouring there is a one finger of cream colored head that forms atop the brew. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a cherry smell along with a big level of a roasted malt smell. Along with the sweeter cherry are some other sweeter aromas of a other darker fruits with some raisin and plum as well as a little bit of a caramel smell. Further complimenting the darker roast flavors are some aromas of cocoa, which when combined with the rest creates a nice robust sweet cherry stout smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet and sour cherry flavor. There is a moderate roast malt flavor upfront, but in comparison the cherry it is light. A very little bit of cocoa flavor is present upfront as well, with this flavor quickly fading from the taste as it advances to the middle and the end. Along with the loss of the cocoa, so too do the flavors of roast and sweeter cherry dwindle some. While the sweeter cherry lessens a bit it is replaced by some plum like flavors as well as a huge increase in the sour cherry flavors. These flavors take to the taste to its end, where one is left with a lightly roasted, fruity, and massively sour cherry flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The average body is a nice compromise for the roasted flavors and the fruity flavors of the brew, keeping the brew rather easily drinkable even in light of its more tart cherry flavors.

Overall – An interesting cherry stout. While it starts out with a decent stout flavor, cherry is really the dominating taste in this one, especially at the end where it almost entirely knocks out the stout flavors. While it is not a brew that I would go to all that often, it is one that is well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 02:58:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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ctneypne

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Stout in standard pint glass, hardly any foam, dark dark chocolate cherry color and taste. Well balanced, and very smooth, love the slightest hit of bitter/sour final note. Haven't ever had a bad beer from Bell's. Gravity comes in at 7%. Love the cherry rush/smell when poured into a glass, not a from the bottle beer. Hopslam forever!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:47:00 | More by ctneypne
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pours almost black and appears to be on the thin side. Head is reddish brown, dissipates almost instantly after pour (soda like).

Smell is roasted malt and cherry.

Taste is very cherry forward, followed by chocolate and roasted malt. Finishes with sour cherry. I actually kind of enjoy the whole puckering tart cherry thing going on.

This one has a medium body to it. Has a clean feel.

Overall I liked this more than I thought I would. The sour cherry thing actually proved to be an asset in my opinion, it sets it apart from other stouts. I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:59:25 | More by d5001986
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Standard stout dark brown/black with a finger of tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, and a light musty smell. Not nearly as much of the cherries as in the taste.

T: A really great combination of chocolate and cherry, and I generally don't like the pairing of the two. The cherries are very tart, and the chocolate is bittersweet and backed up with roasted malts. Nicely done.

M: Medium-body, moderate carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

O: Great example of a fruit beer where the fruit can really stand on its own without being in a sour. (And there's a solid stout behind it to boot.) Looking forward to having another of these next winter.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 02:13:50 | More by AwYeh
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the back of the bottle, stamped "Pkgd 10/08/13"

Thank you to Preluderl for this long time "whale";

Into a nonic:

A: dark brown close to a black sort of colored body with a half finger white foamy head that died immediately, no lacing

S: I had to let this one warm a bit as it took me a while to get any of the cherries, however, it starts off mainly a roasty sort of coffee-esque aroma

T: starts off roasty and coffee-esque and just like the smell takes a while to get the tart cherries, the aftertaste is way more combined than the smell and the initial taste with the roasty coffee coming along with the tart cherries and this is slightly noticed in the beginning; super dry coffee/cherry finish

M: medium, somewhat sessionable or as much as any American Stout can be, carbonation comes across slightly smooth, but still there's a slight harsh aspect to it; alcohol is not felt whatsoever

O: hey good American Stout by Bell's, but in my opinion, Bell's doesn't make anything bad, too bad I can't get this on a regular basis and I would definitely have this one again - solid and most likely I'll seek it again fresher

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 22:46:29 | More by BeerKangaroo
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ACarp

New York

3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

the tartness from the cherries really clashed with the bitter roasted malts, not as enjoyable a beer as I expected from someone who loves both oude kriek and stouts.
tasted slightly better as it warmed and wasnt a drainpour, yet I wont be buying anymore

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 05:15:11 | More by ACarp
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled on 10/8/2013. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with a finger of a dark tan head that dissipates to a collar and wispy coating of foam. Body is opaque. Leaves some light spotty lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, slight smoke. Cherry is very faint and I probably wouldn't identify it if I wasn't specifically looking for it.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty closely with big roasty notes being most prominent. While there's not much cherry flavor, they do make themselves known with a noticeable tartness that carries through from the beginning to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied slightly chewy mouthfeel. High and somewhat aggreeive carbonation.

Overall: I love cherries and I love stouts, but I can't say the same for this cherry stout. The cherries are almost a distraction to what is a pretty good stout. Still, a decent beer, but I would prefer to try just the base beer by itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 06:47:38 | More by Jonada
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shiny black - one of the prettiest we've seen. Minuscule head like a good stout.

No aroma.

The stout base has a hint of smokiness and seems like it might have been good on its own. The tart cherry is very noticeable - enough to make it a sipping beer. Spectacular if you are a cherry fan.

Lingers slickly in the mouth. Doesn't have the "afterburn" that some stouts have. Good warming beer without a blatant alcohol taste.

Evocative a chocolate covered cherry, but not as sweet.

Tried a sampler glass mixed 50-50 with a chocolate stout and it was close to perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2013 22:07:58 | More by Bernoulli
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. Bottled on 10/24/13

A - Pours a nice black with a thin tan head that fades quickly. No lacing.

S - Mostly stout aromas, roasted malts, chocolate, salt, even some charcoal. The cherry notes are very faint.

T - Starts off with roasted malt and chocolate, but quickly moves into a nice cherry flavor. Surprised that the cherry is so prevalent since I didn't notice much in the smell. This tastes exactly how I want it and I enjoy it. A chocolate covered cherry.

M - A thicker mouthfeel that is pretty smooth. Cherry juice gives it a slight tart bite in the mouth.

O - This is a great cherry stout. It is pretty simple, but very flavorful. Let it sit and get close to room temp to max out the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:48:51 | More by Ri0
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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dense black color from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A little light shows through at the bottom of the glass. Small dark tan head that fades fast into a round ring around the edge of the glass. Light lacing. smell is fairly mild, roasted malt and some cherry syrup.

Taste is mostly malt and tart cherry syrup. They are blended pretty well and the cherry flavor does not overpower the beer.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, the tartness adds a bit of complexity to the mouthfeel.

Overall, a pretty good slow sipper. One would be enough at a sitting though.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 03:42:48 | More by JayQue
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 3.75 - brown black beer w thin film of tan bubbles. No lacing.
S - 3.5 - Light, coffee, cherries.
T - 4.0 - Tart cherries, coffee, chocolate, cream, vanilla.
M - 3.75 - Medium-heavy. Alc covered. Tart mostly, with coffee roastiness in the background.
O - 3.75 - It's a great take on Michigan beer. Average beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 04:47:36 | More by ISmith87
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 10/24/13

A- Pours a nice black with a small medium tan head that dissipated to a ring. Seems pretty think on the pour.

S- Kinda of an oystery roast quality with definite presence on tart cherry. Some coffee as well.

T- Lots of tart cherry, not really any sweet cherry in there. Shifts into the roasts on the back end. Nice lingering tartness, stays on the lips.

M- Nice medium to heavy mouthfeel. Surprised at how thick it is given it's only 7%, the added viscosity is probably from the added juice.

O- An interesting beer, could use some sweetness to balance out the tart. I guess the profile I'm really looking for would be a cherry Founders Breakfast Stout. Missed getting this beer two years ago and last year they didn't brew it due to a cherry shortage. Did have the barrel aged version and have to say that is far superior, the barrel adds the vanilla and sugars this beer needs.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:58:14 | More by PaulyB83
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: This is a very dark stout, black with no light coming through on the edges. An easy pour yields about a finger's worth of dark khaki-brown head, which quickly dissipates to a ring of foam.

S: The smell is not overly revealing. Very light roast and a light fruity scent that I would probably not confidently identify as cherry in a blind test.

T: Flavor makes up for the lackluster nose. Delicious roasted malt flavors quickly give way to a tart fruit flavor which lingers for some time before giving the floor back to roasted malt and cocoa flavors. Tartness is more substantial than I expected, though certainly not puckering to my tastes.

M: Smooth and silky, but not very big for a stout of this ABV. I think it works though.

O: I was very surprised by this beer, as I did not know what to expect from a naturally flavored stout, and because I have never been a fan of chocolate covered cherries. This was a very good beer, and is something I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 04:09:39 | More by CMUbrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - nice opaque black with a tall dark brown head that holds decent retention
S - roasted barley, dark chocolate, fruit, more cherry comes through as it warms
T - cherry blends nicely with roasted barley and chocolate notes
M - thinner than I'd like it to be, but it's still medium, very smooth and easy to drink, especially for being 7% ABV.
O - nice stout, but one is enough for me. It's been a few years since I've had this and although it was a bit better than I remember, it's not something I'd buy regularly. Good to finally come back to though.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 04:02:14 | More by barnzy78
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black as a stout should be this one sets up with a light red radiance that gives the illusion the cherry juice makes a difference. The head was a froth of thick brown foam with a touch of cherry red.

The scent is like a milk stout with creamy lactose-sweetness, marshmallow, Graham cracker, slight chocolate malt, slight caramel and a finish of fruitiness.

The underlining flavors are great with a dry chocolate, coffee char, malt graininess, marshmallow and then cherry juice. The thing is, the cherry tartness is abrupt and as much as I would have thought this would resemble chocolate covered cherries it seems to separate the flavors. Instead of melding the whole experience it seems to segregate it all.

The feel is a tad thin but viscous and smooth.

Overall, this is somewhat disappointing but then again it's enjoyable...peculiar.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 01:30:50 | More by KYGunner
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear but opaque jet black in color with very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and a hint of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy dark tan head that reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tart cherries and chocolate over lighter aromas of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of roasted malts with some moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate. That is followed by strong flavors of tart cherries, possibly a little bit too tart but still with slight hints of sweetness. Light amounts of of bitterness are present but it fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: While this is a great idea, sour cherries in a stout, it might need to a little more balance between the tartness of the cherries and some sweeter cherries or more milk chocolate flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:01:47 | More by dbrauneis
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle labeled "PKGD 10/08/13"

The liquid poured seems a little extra viscous. I get very little tan head, over a black body with visions of brown and red.

Smells of malt, caramel, and dark cherries. Possibly a little chocolate?

Starts with malt and... cherries? Tart cherries don't so much compliment the flavor as much as invade it. It gets better as it warms though, the cherries mellow out, and let the malt and chocolate through a little better. My advice is serve it closer to room temperature.

The mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. It has a little creaminess, which I absolutely love.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 14:45:29 | More by CFHMagnet
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a OHB snifter. 10/08/13 bottling date

Pours a pitch black with a half inch beige head with almost a reddish hue. Smell is a tad lacking...little bit of maltiness and a tad of cherries but really not much. The taste is completely different though and i love it. Tart cherries dominate the palate and really become more and more prevalent as you go through the glass....finishes with bittersweet bakers chocolate. body is not quite full..but almost. carbonation is low.

Overall i very much enjoyed the taste of this one...its much different than other fruit blended stouts because its sour instead of sweet. thoroughly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 23:49:00 | More by Axnjxn
Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.