Atwater Cherry Stout | Atwater Brewery

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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:
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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 02-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
19.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of DoctorEvil65
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxPowers
2.2/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Corey_Graven
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of schoolboy
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This goes OK with cookies. The bottle I's drinking appears to be 9 months old. I don't know what that did to this brew other than ...

It is black and extremely foamy. There is a sour cherry aroma. The taste is overcome with cherries and sourness. I don't think I ever had a stout this sour. There aren't enough malts to overcome this overdose and I can't really taste hops at all. The yeast may be contributing to this as well as some over-the-hill-ness.

I couldn't really recommend this stout, but if you were looking for a weird, sour stout, go for it. At least it was reasonably priced.

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Photo of jakelang
3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste wore off very quickly

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Photo of Griggsy
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of _Christina_
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.45/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tylertut
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pkkosmatka
3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stermax
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark purplish-brown brew, with a mocha head with sub-par retention.

Sharp and slightly tart aroma, laced with powdered cocoa and a touch of coffee.

Flavor follows, leaning even more strongly toward tartness. Perhaps a bit of cherry skin on the flavor, although cherry flavors aren't particularly noticeable until the back-end. Bits of chocolate throughout, with a slightly ashy finish. Far too much tartness to be very enjoyable.

Very, very lively brew, with moderate sting and a slick finish.

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Photo of Jacobus79
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.54/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clager
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.31/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: very deep brown in color; 1 finger medium tan head that receded to a wispy cap with a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: mostly roasted grains, but a little bittersweet chocolate and hint of cherry; I was worried about this being like cough medicine, but the cherry comes through as sweet;

T: tart cherry comes through; mild bitterness and roasted grains come in as you near the end and the tart/bitter combination just doesn't work in this instance;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: the flavors just don't mesh to my liking;

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Photo of Wafe
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hardysf
3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I thought this was a good offering from Atwater. They get slammed here in Michigan, rightfully so for some of their offerings. However, this was a pretty good beer. Did this side by side with dark horse tres blueberry. I thought Atwater was better. Better fruit flavor, less watery, better aroma. I liked the tart cherry. It is a tad thin, but I'd buy this again.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thumperskibum
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The smell redeems this one slightly. Roasted Malt, chocolate, and dark cheery aromas can't help the thin, burnt, tart sort-of cherry flavor. Looks great right after a a pour, pitch black with a fizzy tan head that has a pinkish tint. If you're looking for a cherry fix, however, look elsewhere

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Atwater Cherry Stout from Atwater Brewery
3.1 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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