Atwater Cherry Stout | Atwater Brewery

Atwater Cherry StoutAtwater Cherry Stout
BA SCORE
3.13/5
214 Ratings
Atwater Cherry StoutAtwater Cherry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 02-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,335
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
214
pDev:
18.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Markbodman
4.54/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank this one straight from the bottle. Sweet cherry overtone doesn't overpower the oaky stout, instead the slightly tart sweetness merges well to remain crisp and light through the palate. Even the aftertaste remans just slightly to remind you of the satisfying feel of this refreshing stout.

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Photo of senorscientist
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of akopczyk
4.45/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.4/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice dark color that is rich in appearance with a thin tan head that settles slowly leaving a fine lacing down the glass.

The nose is definitely hinting at dark cherries, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and fructose.

The taste is a combination of bittersweet cherries, roasted malt, chocolate, nutmeg and camphor. Thing of a sour that doesn't suck. (Sours are not my thing)

The moutfeel is a bit watery for for a stout.

Overall this is a very pleasant and drinkable beer. I had it with some 75% cacao artisan chocolate that was just superb with this beer.

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Photo of Mflanaga
4.3/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of marcb105
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Better than Bell's Cherry Stout!

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Photo of CheckMate
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle obtained at McKinnon's in Salem, NH. pours a very dark brownish black with an inch of mocha color head that slowly dissipated in to beads around the glass. hints of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, nut, and dark roasted coffee hit the nose with a swirl. tastes of sweet cherries immediately hit the tongue with a dark roasted coffee immediately following it with hints of chocolate and nuts. The dark roasted coffee leaves an aftertaste that I love because I love a good dark roasted coffee. It medium carbonated with a medium/heavy body. It is very drinkable, the first sip invites another and another. Awesome brew!

Cheers!

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Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Patrick_E_Sweeney
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of LauraAlberts
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black - Nice tan head. Not much lacing - decent head retention.

Smell: Coffee - Vanilla Bean - Roast - Cherry - very subtle though

Taste: I opened and it and sipped it right out of a 32 degree cooler - not much flavor at all so cold - as it warmed up - still not much flavor - it's been open for about thirty minutes now - I've let some sit in a glass and warm up to about 55-62 degrees. It's ready to be consumed - the bottle is says consume at 45 degrees - that's not all true to get the flavor. Everything about it is subtle. It's well balanced, hint of malt - nice coffee roast under a cherry tartness. Very mild stout. Almost a Belgian Style stout like a Troubadour Obscura - It's NOT a big american slap in the face stout - you have to dig/savor/enjoy the flavors of this one - they aren't handed to you like everyone's seemingly getting used to. There is a cherry tartness up front followed by a roasty coffee/dark chocolate truffle finish - cherry flavors work together to make a bourbon flavor.

Mouthfeel: thin, medium bodied - soft and subtle

Drinkability: If 'er there were a stout to be sessionable - here it is for ye. At 6.50% ABV this one is very drinkable/sessionable. Though the flavors call to be savored and uncovered - pondered. It's a very quiet beer with a fair amount to say in flavor and aroma - let it open up.

Best at 58-64 degrees for flavor.

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Photo of Wafe
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a small snifter

L - black color with a creamy beige head that fell to a ring leaving some lacing.

S - strong cherry aroma upfront with roasted malt in the background.

T - french roast coffee, some hints of chocolate with a tart cherry flavor mixed in.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

D - smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the cherry taste in this stout. Very good

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Party Source.

Poured reddish black color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry roasted malt aroma. Medium tart cherry malt and coffee flavor and tart cherry finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable SWEET STOUT.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.88/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
3.87/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a good thing I didn't pass this up based on reviews. This really isn't bad at all. This isn't just cherry "flavored" beer... the cherries really stand out. It isn't overly sweet or syrupy. Not at all.... It's a bit sour which is good. It's different from the norm and stays true to what it is.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out into a dark blackish-brown with a small off white head. It has moderate carbonation with not much lacing and little retention. The smell is a cherry and chocolate smell with not much else to the smell. I do like the taste of it as I can taste a strong bit of cherries (maybe too much cherry since it had almost a soft drink like taste to it, but with the alcohol reminded me a little bit of drinking a dry wine) but than I can taste some chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee even though I do think it needs more malts to balance the cherry taste and give it more of a beer taste instead of a soft drink taste. I do taste the malts in the aftertaste, but the strong cherry taste drowns out everything else. It has a nice smooth mouthfeel with medium body that is very easy to drink and as soon as they balance out the malts and cherries more I might change the ratings for its taste.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of trart cherry and roast/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness and fruit tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited stout style. All around good balance and robustness of tart cherry and roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of gater_ade
3.76/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryker47
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of twkirkby
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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