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

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BA SCORE
80
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2,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 93
Gots: 178 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-09-2002

"A mysterious dance of tart Michigan cherries with the dark, roasted malts of a big and bold stout." and "Stout brewed with cherry juice."
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Photo of myteam24
3.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnny_c
3.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Purduechris13
2.41/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Hard to finish. Taste was overpowered by tartness.

Photo of mschantz
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Surfside Tap House on Oceanside. Full disclosure this beer had been on tap over 2 months so perhaps not the experience the brewer intended. Pours a very attractive rich black color with a beautiful dark tan head. Smell is dominated by chocolate with a bit of cherry sweetness lurking. Wow- taste is surprisingly tart. Maybe like a tart version of a chocolate covered cherry. While I generally dig sours, this combination is a bit off putting. Mouth feel is almost gritty. Interesting but not something I need to try again.

Photo of DMACH
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pocketharpy
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric1Mess
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roxie_B
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
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
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
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_
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.38/5  rDev -4%
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
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mikepcarney
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FlakyBiscuit
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GaBengal
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
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%

Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.