Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.79/5 rDev -7.1%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black with a nice mocha head. Great retention and a thick collar.
Smell - Very oaky. Nice bourbon. Deep cherry. Kinda chocolatey.
Taste - The bourbon is the highlight. Nice oaky vanilla. Black bitter chocolate. Cherry flavor isn't as tart as regular.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not very heavy or sweet. Well carbonated.
Overall - High quality beer. Covers up the parts of the base beer I don't love.
07-03-2014 00:35:14 | More by Alieniloquium
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
I was not a fan of the Bells Cherry Stout, gave it a 3, but you can put just about anything in a barrel and it's good. Well never have I seen an improvement of a base beer more than in this gem. This is not overly complex in the nose or flavor but what it does is temper the cherry and add the vanilla from the barrel. Suddenly this becomes a chocolate covered cherry in a vanilla milkshake. The balance is remarkable and the flavors are never cloying. I absolutely loved this beer and hope it becomes more available.
07-02-2014 01:21:38 | More by KYGunner
Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.