Black Blood
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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4.34 | pDev: 0%
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
Notes: "This cherry porter was brewed during our Kriek Kamp days a few weeks back. It combines a substantial Porter base brew with an extremely generous blend of Bing and Montmorency Cherries from Phil Evans’ orchard in Mosier. The cherries were hand-pressed by fourteen lucky campers; the cherry character is quite dominant and throws a lovely ruby-black head on top of the roasty dark brew beneath. Available in extremely small quantities."

7.5% alc by vol, 20 BU
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this during puckerfest last year at Belmont Station.

Was one one my favorite beers by far. Reminded me of like a chocolate cherry ice cream. very smooth and thick with a fantastic cherry taste all the way through.

adding flavors to stouts and porters is an art, and this one passed all the tests. I really hope they bring it back for puckerfest again.

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4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom (Hood River, OR) on 8/28/11. Served in a goblet. This is a Cherry Stout. 7.5% ABV

Pours black in the glass, with a thin cap of rose-colored head. This retains with some rich and frothy edges, throwing up a foamy cascade of lacing that slowly recedes back down the sides of the glass. Malts lead the charge in the aroma, with notes of chocolate and coffee giving this a big push up front. Fresh cherry flavor isn’t forgotten however as it pulls in off the sides and then gathers itself into the back of the nostrils. I’m pleased to find that this is pretty even between cherry and Stout here in the nose.

The taste reverses things, this time with fresh and tart cherry juice up front, which then gives way to a thick blanket of chocolate and roasted character, before cherry once again pulls up the back and leaves thing hanging with a smack of tart fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm sharpness that then gives way to more of a prickly creaminess. The alcohol is very well hid here, with my only complaint about the feel being that it’s coming just a bit too sharp overall.

This was really good, getting that mix of cherry tartness and dark Stout flavors balanced just right, while giving this just enough alcohol presence to add some depth to this yet still keeping it very approachable for a nearly 8% beer. This was nice and I could have easily gone for another glass of it.

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Black Blood from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2 ratings