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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

281 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 290
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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Reviews by pwoody11:
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a pitch black with about half a finger brow colored head.

Aroma is strong and pleasant. I pick up the alcohol immediately. A second longer inhale brings out the cherry and an oak like scent.

Taste is a cherry chocolate coffee with a couple of shots of bourbon in it.

The drink is smooth, but a little too much heat. Definitely not one to gulp, but still an enjoyable brew. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 14:35:29 | More by pwoody11
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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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07-02-2014 01:21:38 | More by KYGunner
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750 poured into Huna snifter glass at 50 degrees. Bottle 207 of 1718, batch 11600. Compliments of mattvandyk, thanks again for this share!

A: Pours a thick, dark black with almost a finger of tan head that reduces at a fair rate, leaving a medium size collar. No lacing appears throughout the glass.
S: There is a strong up front hit of cherries that is present throughout the glass. I get bourbon in the back, which gets more noticebale as the glass warms. The cherries are by far the most dominant throughout.
T: Bells claims this use start Michigan cherries, and I absolutely believe them! The Cherry flavor is much more tart than it is sweet, and like the aroma, the Cherry presence is the most dominant. I get bourbon, roast, chocolate as well.
M: Carbed slightly high, and feel is a little bit thin compared to what I was hoping for. Dry aftertaste, which I like in this one.
O: The cherry was more powerful in this beer than I had expected. Almost so much that it took away from the other aspects that make it great. I got the bourbon and chocolate, but they were very faint.

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