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Black Cherry Stout - Walking Man Brewing Co.

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Black Cherry Stout
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Walking Man Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: HiroProtagonist on 04-25-2004

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Photo of MaybeKatie
4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is fabulous and welcomes you warmly with every sip. The taste backs up the aroma nicely, like an especially adept bodyguard. A beautiful stout to be enjoyed when it's cold outside.

Photo of vkv822
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours black, with deep red edges and a thin foamy off white head.

Roasty, cocoa espresso with a sweet, definite cherry profile.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

Well done and tasty, but not something I would want much more than a pint of.

Photo of RHVC59
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Urs
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Paccamacca
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Hampsteroid
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of anteater
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of xnicknj
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JF1917
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.57/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR. Hugh, the bartender told me it's "sweet, but we sell a whole lot of it..."

The first signs are good for me, despite the skeptical tones in Hugh's voice: gorgeous deep black body, with a creamy head of mocha-brown. Lace is fine, but consistent and persistent, leaving wonderful lace. It looks so good, I feel as though it might be a nitro pour. Not sure, though.

Nose is: BIG. Black cherry comes through strongly, giving a refreshing medicinal hint with its poignant biting fruit, above the deep dark maltiness that sits like heavily stewed mudcake underneath. Other notes crop up with marzipan, powdered sugar and fruit compote. Wow. This is an incredible smelling beer. I really love it.

Taste is lighter, but still very good. Smooth, roasty entry that never lets up on the sweetness, with an upswell of black cherry and a mild phenolic medicinal bite. Back palate has bitter almonds, smooth, pithy fruit and a caressing dryness that wraps everything up while still allowing it to express itself. Lovely.

Feel is smooth, but allows a tingle from the cherry to come through.

Overall, I'm wowed. This is amazingly good stuff. I'm a fan of the judicious addition of fruit to stouts, and this is a great example of it. It's drinkable and smooth, but really interesting and complex. I just love it to bits.

Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of piclee
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of grittybrews
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured cola black with a faint reddish tinge and a small finger of tan head. Aroma of dark cherries and hints of roast and cocoa.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, full mouthfeel. Medicinal cherry up front with some mild chocolate and gentle roasty bitterness on the finish.

Smells nice but the cherry is a little too candy-like in the actual flavor. Decent but I wouldn't want a lot of it.

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured an opaque black with a huge tan head that displayed nice lacing. Really nice aroma of cherry cordial...natural, no cough syrup or cherry candy here. Taste was initially very bready with a huge beautiful hit of black cherries right up front, with a solid, sweet, dark malt base. I know it's difficult to brew a successful blend of fruit with dark beers such as stouts. Several breweries have tried, and not all are good. Even Bells Cherry Stout is a little meh. But this one is definitely done right, and the natural smell and taste just add to its goodness. Smooth and rich, but not quite full-bodied, this is a very drinkable beer.

Photo of BillHilly
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler poured into a Duvel tulip 1 hour after acquisition.

A: Nice 1 finger head, lacing retains well, very dark.

S: Wow, it's definitely a sweet cherry smell followed by a nice malt note.

T: Cherries are very subtle, almost don't get any of them until you exhale after swallow. Nothing overpowering here. Slight coffee and the roasted malts are faint.

M: Drinks much lighter than the appearance, and the carbonation holds up.

O: Decent, can't complain for $5 a 32 oz growler.

Photo of Mahlik
1.39/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Henry's 12th St Tavern. Reviewed from notes but unfortunately I remember this beer all too well.

A - Black, opaque with a thin brown head. Some lacing.

S - Cherries, cherries and more cherries. It smells like I stuck my nose in a jar of maraschino cherries. I can't really smell anything else. I pick up a slight hint of roasted malts but just barely. A complete lack of depth.

T - I found the taste to be disgusting. The cherries aren't as dominant in the taste. I get cherries up front, followed by some roasted malts and just a hint of chocolate. But then a nasty cherry syrup taste hits. It was like drinking cherry cough syrup. The taste only got worse as I allowed it to warm up a bit.

M - Medium-bodied, light carbonation. The syrupy taste that seemed to linger only made this beer worse.

O - IMO, a terrible beer. So many things are wrong with this beer. However, judging by the large amount of positive reviews of this beer, maybe the tap line was tainted or it was just a bad batch. I'm almost thinking that has to be it because there is no way anyone would have enjoyed what I drank. It's a shame too because I have heard so many great things about Walking Man.

Photo of corylew
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with some clarity through the corners. Thin bubbly head that takes a little while to die out.

Smelll is my favorite part about this. I applaud the way Walking Man has had the roasted malt overpower the cherry by just a little bit. Let's not forget this is beer. If I wanted a cherry wine cooler, I'd admit to my parents that they raised me wrong and go get one.

Taste follows suit. Beer forefront with cherry background. Definitely a black cherry too, nice tart flavor, not like a fake cherry flavoring usually tastes like

Mouthfeel is good. Not too sweet and heavy that it feels thick but the cherry doesn't over tart from a thin body. If anything Id say it leans a bit far on the thin spectrum but it's pretty darn balanced.

Overall I'm very impressed with this beer. I have every intention of ordering it again when I head back, and will look for it in bottles. It will probably even age well.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ah, my first Walking Man beer. I was hoping it'd be Homo Erectus, but this will do.

Black with a thin, black head that recedes to a thin disk, this looks good. Dark cherry red highlights are visible. The nose is excellent. It marries quite perfectly the combination of roast, rich, ripe black cherries, fragrant and complex, with some dark chocolate and a little licorice. The cherry character is particularly fantastic, as it has all the complexity you'd expect from a black cherry. The palate opens with a blend of fruity cherries and some roast. A mildly acidic (grainy) character appears on the mid-palate and lingers on into the finish. Licorice and chocolate are also present, though the union of chocolate and cherry is a little less harmonious than on the nose. Mild bitterness on the finish, this beer is medium in body and hides the alcohol very, very well. Smooth on the palate, this is a beer I can recommend with no qualifications

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Black Cherry Stout from Walking Man Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.