Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
84
good
687 Ratings
Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate StoutJason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WestValleyIPA on 07-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
687
Reviews:
396
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
91
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 396
Photo of LittleDon
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oily jet black with a short lived head and no lace. Roasted malt aroma that is not particularly strong. Very big body and nice soft mouthfeel. Much of the flavor comes middle to end with chocolate and a bit of alcohol, particularly in the finish. Perfect amount of sweetness with a hint of bittersweet at the end. Didn't get much cherry out of the flavor but there was a bit of acidity present.

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

Pours dark brown into my brandy snifter with a layer of brown bubbles. Minimal head.
Alcohol, chocolate, cherries on the nose as expected. Taste of cherries and chocolate come through as advertised. A nice sweet blend that improves as the beer warms to room temperature. If kept in the fridge, definitely let it warm up a little before trying.
Note: This beer gets better and better as it warms. My initial review was too impulsive. I've tweaked the score upward twice since my initial evaluation.
Warm is good.

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

Poured dark as the night! I poured vigorously because previous reviewers experienced little to no head. 3/4 finger brown head lasted for less than a minute. Smells like chocolate, sweet cream and roasted malt. Lots of roast, no cherry. Taste is similar with loads of milk chocolate and roasty malt. Hints of cherry show through mostly in the aftertaste. The cherry is light but nice and builds the more you drink. Really my only gripe is that a chocolate cherry stout would have more cherry but that's fine. It's Plenty enjoyable the way it is. Milky and roasty. I can see why this is listed as a milk stout. Body is pretty moderate. Slick and smooth but certainly not thick or thin. I like it.

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

Pours a deep brown with a reddish tinge. The beer settles into the glass black in color. The beer is opaque, no light breaking through even the slightest edge. Two finger cocoa colored head is set atop. Retention is respectable, works back slowly leaving a nice sheet of lacing clinging to the walls of the glass.

Pleasant roasted malt aroma is noted off the bat. As the beer warms a moderately sweet chocolate aroma develops. The cherry aroma gains intensity with warms. The cherry aroma comes off fairly natural and sweet along side a soft tartness.

The flavor starts out rather similar to the nose. Assertive roasted flavor up front which transitions into a dark chocolate flavor on the midpalate. The cherry flavors lies beneath from beginning to end. Warmth really helps this beer, the chocolate becomes a bit creamier and sweet as the cherry becomes more prominent.

Medium bodied stout, carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Very smooth texture, the beer falls just short of being creamy. The finish is rather long, certainly fitting for the style.

I like this beer, probably not one I would reach for often but I am glad I have been able to enjoy this on a couple occasions. Rather drinkable, I think a bottle is all I would care for in a night. Big thanks to Carleton and James for bottles.

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Photo of dfecteau
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Khazadum
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really dark and dank looking head. Pharmaceutically elegant and creamy. Good head retention, some sticky lacing, inky darkness with a hint of ruby edging.

The aroma is bitter dark chocolate, hints of tartness from cherry but very faint. Its acidic from the burnt grain, acrid even. Needs more strength here for sure.

Flavors are strong at least. Opens milk chocolate, betraying the nose, some cherry nature but very faint. Acidity of cherries, not sweetness. Not much to be honest. Burnt grain hints on the back end, some roasty nature of coffee. Finish lets that roast build and envelop the palate. Thats a nice finish. Very slow, very low, but appreciated.

Medium body, not really creamy. Some nature of fluidity and depth. Great sticky character in terms of flavors. Its an alright stout, nothing I'd rave about but nice. Definitely not worth 5 dollars.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of jbuddle
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jadler16
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my stone double bastard glass. Pours a deep black with a decent thin tan head. Dissipated to a ring but looked great for a while. Nice lacing.

Aroma is nice and roasty. Semi cherry aroma. Some bitter semi sweet chocolate. Smells like a good milk stout.

Taste is pretty tasty. Nice roastyness with a nice bit of sweetness and a slight hint of cherry. It's a tasty milk stout.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Good low carb.

Overall a very tasty brew. Wish this was cheaper and avaliable all the time.

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Photo of MarioM
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of blknikon
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin tan head, opaque black body. Not much lacing in my glass.

Trace of cherry, dark nose.

Super cherry, bitter a bit, but the best cherry in a beer you could ask for. Balanced, not syrupy.

Mouthfeel is thin, supports flavor.

Nice cherry stout; neither pie nor cough syrup

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Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Focusf111
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kkrez
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of NCSUdo
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A: Dark black body under a very small brown head.

S: Chocolate covered cherries. Neither the chocolate or cherry is overwhelming, well balanced. Definite roast malt character behind this.

T: Chocolate and roasted malt is most apparent, with some tart and sweet cherry notes in the background. A certain cream like sweetness in there as well. Finish is pretty bitter but balanced.

M/D: Thick mouthfeel, heavy body. Drinkability is very good. Excellently balanced beer considering all the parts.

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Photo of TruePerception
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hopswap1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of oldsailor
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout from Stone Brewing
3.7 out of 5 based on 687 ratings.
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