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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Cherry Imperial Stout = Cherry Imperial Stout
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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-27-2006)
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some light amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduces rather quickly to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts along with sour cherries.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of dark malts and roasted malts. Moderate flavors of sour cherries which get a little stronger as the beer warms up. Light hints of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I really enjoyed the flavors of sour cherries in the imperial stout style - I found it to be interesting and a touch unique but enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden and this one is easy to enjoy sipping on for a while.

dbrauneis, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a dry, earthy black malt scent along with a noticeable smokiness to it. I'm not detecting the cherries in the aroma at all. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth, black, chocolate, and peated malt flavor that goes down so easy and finishes slightly warm with a light cherry taste. The cherries are just another addition in the makeup of this beer. This is one malty brew. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a wonderful beer. It's a RIS with sour cherries added. It's well brewed and not overly fruity; Good Work!

WesWes, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Not sure if this was an aged keg, so I do not know accuracy of retirement label.

Appearance:black in color with a two finger fluffy head that lasts quite a while for a higher alcohol beer.Thick lacing paints the glass.

Smell: mild cherry tones but much bigger chocolate tones rise from the glass and are easily detectable.

Taste: large amounts of chocolate, hints of coffee, warming alcohol, mild bitterness, and a pleasant mild cherry flavor gives this a dessert-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Super long aftertaste as the flavors stick to your tongue, almost needing a water rinse to clear them. Heavy bodied beer.

Drinkability: at a strong 10% ABV, this is a meal (more like a dessert) in a glass, so one is very enjoyable while more would be tough to handle.

Gavage, Oct 12, 2007
Photo of seedyone
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

09/19/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Never was big on sour anything so it's no surprise this was not to my liking.

seedyone, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of jhlosito75
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jhlosito75, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

smithj4, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of BRF4322
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

BRF4322, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +8.1%

swierczt, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Lee3rd
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Lee3rd, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Mtoogs
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Mtoogs, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Rawbster
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Rawbster, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ctwybeerguy
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ctwybeerguy, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tjcamm, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of HOPSareKey
3/5  rDev -18.9%

HOPSareKey, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was pitch black with a coffee colored head. The smell was a lot of coffee and sweet scents with hints of cherry through out. The taste was great with a lot of classic imperial stout flavors like dark chocolate and nuts that was softened and enhanced by the subtle sour/sweetness of the cherries through out the taste. The mouthfeel wasn't as thick as I was expecting but overall a very nice beer that I would definitely recommend to fans of dark beers.

WhiteHillsStore, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Giggy, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Mtusa08, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wrightst, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +8.1%

millerbuffoon, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Notes are from 5/30

Though black as night and opaque, the look doesn't imply heaviness in the body, per se. The off-white head is barely less than one finger tall with good retention and strong patchy lacing that sticks well.
Overall, this beer shares the same character in aroma and flavor. It's heavily roasted with the cherry notes focusing as sour rather than sweet, though it brings a little of that. Lots of char lingers in the heavy dark malts. I would call the cherry underused rather than subtle, which is an important distinction, though it is there. There's a bit of cocoa powder and caramel in the malts presence, and a dry sort of bitterness throughout. Alcohol isn't too hot but definitely shows itself. I get fruity esters and the like in a lot of beers, but in this one they get a little too strong, distracting and offensive in an otherwise good stout.
Carbonation is light, at a good low level for the style, and with an adequate light crispness. This stout is light in body, though, on the bigger side of medium without the depth to hold it up. It's also shy of clean, scraping the tongue just a little as it goes. It's relatively smooth, though, and it moves fairly well.

Brenden, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Durandal_777, May 22, 2014
Photo of Mike099
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Mike099, May 17, 2014
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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.