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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry StoutBell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

286 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 294
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style stout with tart Michigan cherries aged in bourbon barrels from various distilleries.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 07-21-2007)
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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.

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.