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Cerise Stout Impériale - DESTIHL Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 12
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-14-2011

Cherries and chocolate are made for each other, and in this case, it's sour cherries and chocolate & roasted malts combining in this imperial stout made with Belgian yeast and aged in oak barrels. Black in color and full bodied with subtle aroma, flavor and tartness perceived from the addition of sour cherries and Belgian yeast.

96 IBU
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 12
Photo of crackshot
4.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised by this one. Mouthfeel was somewhat lighter than I expected, but not in a bad way. Awesome-tasting chocolate/coffee stout, with a tinge of cherry flavor. Definitely priced higher than I preferred ($16.99?!), but I'm all for supporting a local business. Tasting this beer definitely makes me want to check out more from Destihl. (348 characters)

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4.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just cracked a 2015 Batch, the ABV on it was 11% rather than the 9.5% stated here. The higher ABV was extremely well hidden by a strong chocolate and coffee backbone that a just a slight tinge of Cherry. Would recommend this even for the higher price. (251 characters)

Photo of diablo14
4.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from a criminally underrated brewery.

Pours a thick dark brown with red hues, the nose smells of fresh brewed coffee with slight hints of cherry tartness. Massive roasted coffee flavour, with a backbone of dark chocolate. The cherry elements are more complimentary than anything, but reveal themselves ever so subtly throughout, coming to the fore on the back palate while drawing things to a close with a very pleasing dry finish. all the while there is that presence of oak that ties everything together.

I repeat, this underrated brewery has brewed an absolute pearler of a stout here. Amazing. (618 characters)

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4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-09 in Normal, IL at the brew pub

A - Dark brown with a touch of ruby at the edges. 1/2-finger tan head and mild lacing.

S - Belgian fruity-yeast, medium roasted grain and sour cherry.

T - Nutty, spice, fruit cake, sour cherries, medium-dark roasted malt, milk and dark chocolate. Desert-like but fortunately not overly sweet. Just right with the balance of the sour cherries.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Creamy but dries out pretty well.

O - Really a fine dessert beer. Sour cherries and chocolate dominate the flavor. (561 characters)

Cerise Stout Impériale from DESTIHL Brewery
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