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

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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial StoutBlue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | 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
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... /764/40597 

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-27-2006)
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-31-2012 23:40:28 | More by kaelingirl
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Brad007

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a one-finger head into my glass. It's pretty much the bog standard as far as appearance goes.

Roasted coffee, cocoa and a hint of cherry in the nose. Warm and inviting to the nose. It had better be good.

Flavors are coffee, cocoa and some tart cherry. It's not as prevalent as I had hoped but it's there.

Body feels a bit thin towards the back of the throat. Carbonation is excellent regardless because you don't get the "burn" from the alcohol.

Not bad but I've had much better. Give a try though!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:43:30 | More by Brad007
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-28-2012 00:32:09 | More by Slikpitt
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 22:25:16 | More by VonZipper
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-27-2012 02:22:49 | More by SFC21
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black with a tan head that thinned to a light layer leaving trails of lacing.

S - cherries jump out at first with plenty of roasty aromas in the background.

T - the cherry flavor is subtle as the roasted malt and coffee flavors make for a complex good tasting brew.

F - medium bodied with a creamy, smooth feel.

O - this is good.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 00:21:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

12-23-2012 02:39:11 | More by GennyCreamAle
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marshmeli

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-21-2012 03:25:00 | More by marshmeli
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-04-2012 03:44:50 | More by RandyKemka
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Goobastic

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-03-2012 22:17:52 | More by Goobastic
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-13-2012 15:21:23 | More by flyingmick
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Farmhouse tap and grill, Burlington, VT. 9.0% ABV.

A - Pitch black color with light brown creamy head. Excellent lacing and medium retention.
S - Very balanced between malt (roasted and toasted) and cherries with a hint of floral hop which completes perfectly the blend. I would keep my nose into it forever.
T - Flavors start with aromatic hops and sour cherry. Then come coffee and chocolate notes and finishes with roasted malt which adds a certain dryness that lingers forever.
M - Slightly tart from the cherry. Was expecting a stronger sweetness along with the assertive bitterness. Very smooth overall.
O - Cherry is not overpowering as it could be in other similar brews. Great balance and well thought out. Would have liked more residual sugar but that being said this IS is close to perfection!

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 02:15:12 | More by duracell
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edthered413

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-09-2012 14:52:13 | More by edthered413
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PJF12866

New York

2/5  rDev -45.9%

08-05-2012 04:03:06 | More by PJF12866
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dextermcgurk

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-08-2012 01:21:04 | More by dextermcgurk
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-18-2012 00:46:51 | More by duceswild
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-12-2012 19:36:12 | More by goblue3509
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lbriones5


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-12-2012 01:15:00 | More by lbriones5
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-24-2012 00:58:10 | More by HamGlade10
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disruptor32

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-07-2012 01:34:11 | More by disruptor32
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Tschnab

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- the pour is a pretty classic RIS pour, black with a mocha brown head.

S- dark malts and raisin come out the most, as well as dark chocolate and cherries.

T- It is a medium bodied RIS, not as much coffee as I would like, but the rest is on point. Sweet raisin, sweet malt, sweet raisin, dark chocolate. Coffee flavors are sort of there but more would make this beer even better.

O- a nice RIS here. Unfortunately, this is a type of beer with some fierce competition, and it falls right in the middle of the pack.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 14:21:38 | More by Tschnab
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alexkeil

New York

2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a very nice looking beer. Overall it didn't work for me. I was hoping the sour cherry would help balance the sweetness of the malts used for the stout; however, the cherry added more sweetness and reminded me of sweet stout with cough medicene. I think it needed more bittering hops and maybe a different type of cherry if fresh cherries were used.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 14:07:46 | More by alexkeil
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap today at Fireworks in Arlington, VA at their Blue Point Steal the Pint night. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, metal, light sour cherries and dark fruits, and bitter dark chocolate. At first there was a weird metallic smell, but as it warmed up it got much better, and more dark fruits came out. Bumped it back up from a 2.5 to a 3.0.

t - Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, lightly bitter hops, and dark fruits, though not very sour. No metal at all, much better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth body and no alcohol evident.

o - Overall a decent beer. The nose was weird and metallic at first, but got a ton better. Not overly sour but a good beer, worth checking out once.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:02:36 | More by mdfb79
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-25-2012 06:37:41 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2012 23:39:28 | More by Ralphs66
Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
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