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

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | 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

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Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-27-2006

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tschnab
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.

Photo of alexkeil
2.64/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of One2Remeber
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Creamy, khaki colored head sits for several minutes after pour. Leaves silky film after each sip. Body is black with a dark brown hue.

S: Potent aroma of real cherry, so heavy it blankets any other smells. There is a medicinal, cough drop presence.

T: Cherry through out, with hint of milk chocolate on the back end. Straight forward in taste, not complex by any means.

M: Full bodied with a silky smooth touch. A slight bubbly carbonation feel lets the flavors shine.

O: Not in love but still impressed. For the style it is spot on. Rich body with full flavor, smooth and drinkable, not filling.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at the Blue Point Brewery on Long Island.

A: The beer was black. It truly had a “Imperial” vibe.

S: Malt, taste of chocolate and coffee

T: Dark malt taste with a slight cherry taste on the back of pallet.

M: This is a great beer, nice heavy (full) mouthfeel.

O: This is a unique beer. I really enjoyed it, although the cherry taste tasted slightly like syrup.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.85/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer at Bobbique in a pint glass. The beer is dark as midnight with a slight reddish tinge. The head is tan with again a slight reddish tinge. The aroma is of chocolate with a hint of cherry. The first sip is heavy and thick with flavors of milk chocolate, cocoa, and a hint of cherry. Don't let the name fool you, this beer is not sour or bitter at all. Making it a fantastic beer that went very well with the BBQ combo platter we had.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - great deep brown/black with brown highlights. Briliant foamy head from the pump action of cask, head has great retention but low lace. Head is a nice brown.

S- notes if bitter chocolate and roastyness. Sweet malty smell with notes of nuttyness. Also hints of coffee beans.

T- a nice char and smokey taste, slight cherry tartness but nice coffee bitterness.

M- really nice and smooth. Great coating feeling and lingering taste. Lack of carvonarion due to cask actualy helps to apreciate some of the more subtle flavors.

O- great beer, even better on cask. The warmth and lack of carb changes the drinking experience for the better. The slight cherry bitteness is more noticable and has great drinkability.

---Rated via Beer's Advocate for iPhone

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pumped from a cask at the Tap & Table before it closed up. The beer was brought over to me and I was surprised that I was almost able to see through it. So the color is a deep brown with a thin creamy tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer has a faint amount of cherry on the nose. Very subtle but nice. The taste is really nice too some roasted malts with a super light cherry flavor in there. The mouthfeel was thin but still had a little creaminess to it. Overall I don't feel that this is a RIS. However, whatever it may be I found it to be quite good. I actually ordered a second one right after the first, which for me is a very rare thing.

Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.