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Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial StoutChocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 86
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BuffaloBill91 on 04-12-2008

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 86
Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate brown in color. The nose has notes of both chocolate and cherries. The flavor follows the nose but the roast profile and body just are not up to par for the style. The finish is also astringent. (209 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on nitro tap at John Harvard's at Holiday Valley.Came in a standard pint glass a deep cola color with a cascading creamy light beige head atop.Aromas of chocolate and tart cherries with a little coffee roast.A great mix of chocolate and sweet and mildly tart cherries on the palate,the nitro creamy feel just bumps it up another notch.Easily the best beer I have had from EVL. (380 characters)

Photo of ryhn0
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

purchased a growler of this at abbott road consumers, poured off of a regular tap (brewery suggests nitro). brought to a friends house and split up into standard pint glasses within ten minutes of the fill.

pours out pretty much opaque black with a very creamy light mocha colored head, two fingers that faded to a retentive 1/4 inch creamy layer and then a thick ring towards the end of the glass. light webby lace at the begining of the glass.

the aroma is mainly creamy chocolate and cherrys. disappointing in that there is almost no roasted malt or other RIS qualities.

again with the creamy milk chocolate and cherries. very light roasted malt. chocolate and cherry flavors are pretty spot on, maybe a touch artifical, but seems to lack other RIS qualities once again. slight bitterness in the finish.

medium bodied, a little watery, nothing like RIS. very creamy, but if youve ever had this on nitro, its way better. doesnt seem watery, and the creaminess is so much more enhanced. the mouthfeel is what made this beer for me on nitro, now its whats killing it.

drinks super easy for 8%, one growler would prolly be an easy kill if i was drinking it myself.

overall: this was my second review ever, some 360 reviews ago. i had it at the brewery on nitro, and it really kind of blew my mind. so needless to say i was really excited when i heard this was on tap at consumers, but i was sadly a little disappointed when i had my first few sips. again, nitro makes this beer, highly recommended on nitro, not so much off of a regular tap. (1,547 characters)

Photo of alexkeil
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this as a growler from Consumer's in West Amherst. It pours a very dark color with little to no head.
The aroma is dominated by chocolate, cherry, and a little bit of dark malt.
The flavor starts with sweet chocolate with hints of cherry. It starts very sweet but there is an intense bitterness in the background to balance the beer. I think the bitterness must come from hops and possibly black patent malt.
There is an alcohol warmth but it is blended nicely into the overall character of the beer. The mouthfeel is creamy with only a gentle carbonation.
This is a tasty, almost dessert like beer. Its well made and accomplishes what I think was set out to be made. I would love to try this one on nitro tap. (719 characters)

Photo of tappangordo
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJP77
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: dark no light going through this very little head that disappears quickly 

S: very chocolatey light cherry 

T: super chocolatey and a very nice cherry taste  has a nice light roast taste and not overly sweet

M: mediumish body 

O: this is the best cherry flavored beer I've had its so good with the deep chocolate and then the nice cherry completely compliments the chocolate and then had a nice underlying roast taste  (467 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Cole's. Regular tap, although brewer recommends this at nitro. Dark brown body with brown head. Big cherry extaract aromas. The cherr is not rea cherry taste at all, from someone who drinks organic cherry juice daily. The chocolate is syrup pured in. Thinnish, fairly weak for an imperial stout. (305 characters)

Photo of whatname
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtx00
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, dark black, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells pretty nice, tons and tons of chocolate, really a chocolate bomb here. There's a bit of sweet cherry in the background too.

This luckily refrains from being too sweet, as I feared it might. There's ton of chocolate, both sweet and bitter, I get both sweet Hershey's syrup and rich, dark bitter chocolate, along with some sweet cherry juice. This came pretty cold off the tap- at first, the cherry flavor seemed pretty natural, sweet, and juicy, but as the beer warmed, the cherry flavor started to feel a little artificial, unfortunately. Still good, but not as good as it was earlier.

This is pretty thick bodied, and really full and creamy, mouthfeel-wise. There's a lower level of carbonation.

This was a lot better than I expected. The cherry got slightly fake as I went along, but it was still a well crafted stout in and of itself to begin with. (982 characters)

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunEngr
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petesapetes
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DLSheidy
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer was served on draft (24 characters)

Photo of djgustafson
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mysecretscdxx
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This stout is my second favorite chocolate stout. I rate it only a mark below perfect because of the fact that it's only available seasonally. This breaks my heart. (164 characters)

Photo of ceraphin
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

Photo of JoeyT13
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of justjonas
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very well balanced overall. Not too sweet, with a great finish. (63 characters)

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Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.