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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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84
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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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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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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.