Cherry Dip Stout - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev +7.8%
On nitro tap for Stout month at Vine Street Pub. The beer arrives in an 8oz glass a deep opaque black color with a nice 1.5 finger creamy light mocha colored head. Excellent retention and some lacing. The aroma has a hint of the cherry sweetness but is more chocolate with hints of espresso. The beer starts sweet with the mild cherry character and roasted malt sweetness. Hints of chocolate, espresso provide a balance to the sweetness. Smooth. Creamy. Finishes with a sweet cherry finish with a linger mild bitterness. The nitro really adds to the mouthfeel, ultra creamy and smooth. Overall, glad to have tried it, enjoyed it.
02-17-2012 14:54:08 | More by hopfacebrew
3.25/5 rDev -6.1%
Creamy black pour with that nirto, white head. Nothing special about the appearance, but nothing bad either.
Chocolate and faint coffee aroma. Richness isn't coming to mind here. Not sure if cherries are used for aroma, b/c I can't detect them.
Thinking about cherries in the taste, I can detect them. Dark and semi-sour. Tannins and green plum come to mind. But still, it's coffee and cocoa as the main flavors. Still, not all that rich.
This would be a good beer to pair with a meal as it's not bad, nor is it super complex.
02-19-2011 03:58:20 | More by Mebuzzard
2.9/5 rDev -16.2%
Ah, the reason my wife and I went down down to Vine Street pub last night. My wife, a huge fan of certain cherry stouts, wanted desperately to try this one; I did as well. We were both disappointed. It looked nice in the glass,creamy, black, tan head, but we could not get past the Luden's cough drop flavors here. Artificial, overwhelming and certainly not worth the trip.
02-16-2011 05:00:36 | More by emmasdad
3.95/5 rDev +14.2%
On tap as part of Stout Month at Vine St Pub in Denver, CO.
A: Obsidian black with a creamy whipped chocolate top. Head retention is very good and continuous rings of lace are left behind. A very nice overall look.
S: Very chocolaty in the nose, with bits of espresso. Not particularly complex.
T: It's a nice sweet stout overall, with a generous baker's chocolate flavor out front and a mild burnt bitterness that balances but doesn't get in the way of the sweetness. There is a slight tartness going on that can probably be attributed to the cherries. However, if cherry wasn't in the stout's name, I don't think I would have been able to narrow down the source of the tartness. But that's just me nitpicking.
M: Oh, the joys of nitro. Super creamy medium body has just the right amount of fine carbonation.
D: A nice stout overall. Not my personal favorite of the Mountain Sun offerings, but very drinkable. Well worth a revisit the next time they brew it.
02-17-2009 16:34:36 | More by Rayek
Cherry Dip Stout from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.