Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout
Starr Hill Brewery

Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry StoutShakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout
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From:
Starr Hill Brewery
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 11.41%
Ratings:
101
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2017
Added:
Nov 03, 2014
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  21
SCORE
85
Very Good
Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry StoutShakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout
Notes: None
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4 by Zach136 from Georgia on Apr 23, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham

Oct 01, 2016
 
3.71 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Jul 29, 2016
 
3.75 by mccorak from Alabama on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.67 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2016
 
4.03 by RBorsato from Virginia on Mar 30, 2016
 
3.5 by dankjohn from Georgia on Mar 18, 2016
 
3.74 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2016
 
4.05 by fishguyac from Virginia on Mar 06, 2016
 
3.62 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Mar 01, 2016
 
3.77 by bigbutter from Virginia on Feb 28, 2016
 
3.75 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by AgentMunky from New York

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Bottled on 6 October 2015.
3.5/3.75/3.75/3.5/4.25
A: No head. Shimmery, nearly-clear ruddy brown.
S: Smells predominantly of dry roast with a mere hint of fruit.
T/O: More than a smack of cherry here, and although it's more of the faux-maraschino variety than fresh or tart, it pairs remarkably well with the Hershey-esque chocolatiness. A light touch of booze. The overall effect is of a cherry cordial, which it seems is precisely what the brewer was aiming for. So? Props for a successful outcome!? A little on the sweet side for me.
M: Thickish and flattish.

Feb 22, 2016
 
3.75 by quang_dam from Georgia on Feb 12, 2016
 
3.5 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2016
 
3.5 by BigRizz62 from Maryland on Jan 20, 2016
 
3.95 by BradShook from North Carolina on Jan 12, 2016
 
3.29 by argock from Virginia on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Dec 23, 2015
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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by SpeedwayJim from New York

Thanks to Sam for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Grrrz teku.

Pours pitch black with a .5 finger mocha colored head with good retention. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Thin legs. Pretty good looking beer.

Nose is chocolate, roast and a mellow cherry presence. Chewy with some fudge in the back. Pretty subdued.

Opens chocolate, lightly tart and juicy cherry sweetness and some roast. The flavors are all there but they don't quite work together. Middle is more chocolate, cocoa, smoke and cherry pit. Thin, foamy and bittersweet finish with little lingering aftertaste. Average.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Slick, oily and chewy in the mouth and goes down smooth if a bit thin. Finishes messy with a clean finish. Solid.

Again, the flavors in this beer are just as described but the roast, smoke, chocolate and black cherry just doesn't work well together. I'd pass on this next time.

Dec 22, 2015
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2.84/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by beegs from Georgia

Zero cherry in this , wish there was some cherry in it would have been nice

Dec 21, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AndrewMichael from Virginia

12 oz bottle poured in a stemmed, tulip style glass.
Dark black color, and brownish head.
Roasted, malty, chocolately flavors. Overall, a good stout, but was not really getting any cherry. Only a hint on the aroma, wanted a touch in the flavors.

Dec 20, 2015
 
3.52 by MTKATL from Georgia on Dec 20, 2015
 
3.78 by bmjivi221 from Virginia on Dec 15, 2015
 
3.75 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Nov 30, 2015
 
3.88 by GangOf1 from Pennsylvania on Nov 29, 2015
 
3.68 by AMCPhD from Virginia on Nov 29, 2015
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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Johnsfolly from Michigan

On tap. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee with a roasty bitter finish. Some tartness from the cherries, I guess. Lackluster finish. Still, I liked it at 8%.

Nov 14, 2015
 
3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 11, 2015
 
3.09 by robebo44 from Virginia on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.75 by avisong from Virginia on Nov 08, 2015
 
3.66 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2015
 
3.98 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2015
 
3.73 by richj1970 from Alabama on Nov 06, 2015
 
3 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Nov 02, 2015
 
3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2015
 
3.67 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Oct 25, 2015
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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by suzychesser from Alabama

Although it says 8% on the description, my bottle says 9% .

Oct 23, 2015
 
3.91 by vwbus7 from North Carolina on Oct 19, 2015
 
3.8 by mflamar from New York on Oct 17, 2015
Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 101 ratings