Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by doho95fu:
2.53/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
I always hate giving bad reviews to breweries that, only in my opinion, are solid. Others may like this brew, but if I am being honest - and that is the point - this beer is way short of their standard.
Upon first taste I thought I had been given the wrong beer - not even close to what I was expecting.
The appearence was dark with a minimal head. The smell was very smoky - so much so that it was all I got. The smokiness continued in the taste department. Maybe the amount of that flavor overwhelmed the cherry flavor, but I picked up zero, zilch in the way of cherry flavor. Mouthfeel was bland, almost oily. Not drinkable at all. Sorry, but I look forward to more solid offerings from Blue Point.
Serving type: on-tap
09-19-2008 18:38:28 | More by doho95fu
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 15:03:51 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2014 20:31:08 | More by Brenden
Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.