Stone / Jason Fields / Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs Cherry Chocolate Stout
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
3.74 | pDev: 14.71%
Apr 11, 2017
Jul 26, 2011
Notes: Ale brewed with Chocolate, Cherries and Vanilla Beans. Collaboration between Stone Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Company and homebrewers Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard.
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3.57 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Apr 11, 2017
3.74 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2017
3.65 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2016
3.27 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 18, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a dark mohagany color with a tan head and lacing, smell is chocolate and cherry. Taste is tart cherry but not in a sour way, it fresh it mixes well with the chocolate, some hops and vanilla with a roasted malt finish. Well carbonated with with fruit and chocolate a dry finish. This stout was very good its been in the fridge for at least 3 years and stood up very well.

Aug 22, 2016
3.76 by Akeah from Colorado on Mar 16, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Gives that ruddy brown and black appearance that makes cherry an adjunct that generally doesn't play out so well appearance wise. This one is fine, but you know, still has that look.

Aroma was definitely still cherry, chocolate malt, the roast covered, more lactose and cherry to this one.

Taste hits with the same notes as the nose. A little bit of hopping, some vanilla. Nothing thin bodied about this. Kinda expensive at $4/12oz, but a fun dessert beer every now and then. Age has done it well.

Feb 17, 2016
3.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2015
3.68 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Dec 17, 2015
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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

This beer blows me away, not a perfect stout by any means but im drinking it at over 4 years old. A coworker found this at the bottom of her fridge behind the fruit drawer...

There is still quite a bit of carbonation in this, which is too bad considering its a stout, but that is by far the worst part of this beer. The cherries are definately apparent its pleasantly tart and leaves a dry after taste on the palate but the chocolate is in the forefront in aroma and flavors. Im not sure if this really is a milk stout because the lactose strains are certainly not apparent which is another plus for me, overall great beer, wonder what it was like closer to the beginning of it life?! Hard to believe it held up this well for so long, just another testimate that Stone REALLY no what they are doing!

Nov 29, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours deep black with a 1” tan foam collar that recedes moderately slow and leaves intricate lacing. S: Cherry and chocolate aromas. T: Stone achieves an intricate balance between the cherry, chocolate and malt with a bitter hop accent. F: Medium full body, slightly below medium carbonation, creamy. O: Cherries and chocolate go together in a fine stout.

Aug 11, 2015
3.63 by Fievel from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2015
3.8 by drewone from California on Mar 24, 2015
3.58 by GRG1313 from California on Mar 23, 2015
4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2015
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4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Papi from Illinois

Great aroma. Light mouthfeel for me. Very enjoyable.

Jan 10, 2015
3.75 by wethorseblanket from California on Jan 04, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz bottle, bottled 2011, poured into Stone snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a dark brown fizzy head that reduces to just a ring around the edge, looks like a glass of coffee

S- the aroma smells exactly like a home-made cranberry cordial; fresh simmered cranberries with sugar and a hint of vanilla. Chocolate malt lies underneath the fruity aroma, with light roast and a hint of coffee, sweet lactose aroma closes it out

T- the cherries are pronounced up front and add an immediate tartness, followed by flavors of cherry cordial. The chocolate malt kicks in mid-palate that gives a flavor reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, lactose sugary sweetness on the finish, with lingers of cherry and a hint of metallic flavor, perhaps a bit of oxidization

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly tart, dry finish

O- after three years, this is still a tasty brew. The cherries are more pronounced than expected, which was a good thing. It even added a nice mix of sweet/tart to the base stout

Dec 26, 2014
3.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Dec 15, 2014
3.5 by kwm5067 from Pennsylvania on Dec 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
by BKotch from Texas

Definitely past its prime. I had one when it was fresh and I wish I had kept notes, but my memory tells me it was full of flavors, maybe a bit too many/much. The flavors have now mellowed and integrated in every respect, and probably a little too much.

Oct 09, 2014
4.12 by shoegueuze from California on Sep 17, 2014
4.25 by MicroBeerMan1980 from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2014
3.5 by BeerMeBrah from Florida on Jul 27, 2014
3.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Jul 20, 2014
3.75 by zestar from California on Jul 19, 2014
3.75 by nealbert from California on Jul 14, 2014
4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2014
3.5 by GClarkage from California on Jul 04, 2014
5 by BigV from California on Jul 03, 2014
5 by Braden from Tennessee on May 26, 2014
3.25 by jadler16 from Indiana on May 02, 2014
4 by Goobastic from New York on Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light cherry with limited residual sugars notes and some black chocolate is really interesting. Taste is also a very nice mix of light cherry notes with some good black chocolate notes with a lightly sweet finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable overall but I was expecting a bit more cherry notes to this beer.

Apr 11, 2014
4.25 by afsdan from Colorado on Apr 09, 2014
3.25 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Apr 06, 2014
3 by Thesoundandthefury from Washington on Mar 11, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by oldsailor from Connecticut

Had this last night during our "Night of a Thousand Stouts" beer party my wife and I hosted. It smelled good, could detect the chocolate and cherry notes, the look was a little watery and thin, same with the overall mouthfeel. While it did deliver the chocolate covered cherry flavor I was expecting, it wasn't as good as the Ten Fidy we had just sampled right before it.

Mar 01, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GilGarp from Colorado

2011 bottling. Served slightly chilled into a tulip glass.

Cherry Chocolate Stout is very dark brown on the pour and nearly black in the glass. It has thin tan head that settles quickly to a skim layer.

Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of cherry and chocolate.

Flavor is more bold in the cherry character but still has a rich robust stout base beer. There is more bitterness than sweetness which is unexpected given the name. Chocolate is there as is the vanilla but it never drinks like a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a little more carbonation than a beer of this style really needs.

Overall a decent flavored stout but not outstanding.

Feb 11, 2014
Stone / Jason Fields / Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs Cherry Chocolate Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 687 ratings