Bakery: Cherry Pie
The Bruery

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,258
Ranked #10,884
4.15 | pDev: 5.78%
The Bruery
California, United States
Bakery: Cherry PieBakery: Cherry Pie
Notes: Aged in bourbon barrels with cherries, cinnamon and natural vanilla flavor added.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of fountainofyouth
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Deep brown body, sizable light brown head. Smells of cherries, cinnamon, apple pie, and piney hops. Multilayered flavors -- brown sugar, cherry juice, and acrid roasted barley. Feel is creamy and sugary, but the finish at first is *very* dry, almost metallic -- might be a bit of booze. Gets easier with more sipping.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Thin brown head, very black thick body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Roasted malts, cherries, cinnamon, mild oak, mild bourbon, mild vanilla, mild coffee.

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation, mildly sweet upfront with balanced finish. Mild alcohol presence.

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Photo of emyers
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Near black with a thick creamy light brown head.

Nose: Really nails the cherry pie vibe here with caramelized cherry and a bit of cinnamon and vanilla.

Taste: Follows the nose. I really get cherry pie from the fruit to the spice to even a toasted pie crust flavor. It finishes relatively sweet but not nearly as sweet as I was anticipating which is welcome. I don’t get much if any bourbon barrel but the cherry pie theme is very strong. No alcohol heat.

Feel: Body is relatively light, medium carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cherries, cinnamon and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, cherries, vanilla and light cocoa; interesting cherry pie finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Well, they nailed this one. Tastes like sweet/tart cherries and cinnamon at first, but the aftertaste is spot on cherry pie with the buttery wheat crust a very clear note. The cherry is authentic tasting, more like the actually fruit than juice. I almost didn't get this variation because I'm not fond of sour flavors in my stouts, but I'm impressed by this. The cherry is sweet/tart, but the overall impression of a pie is so well done that it won me over. Not getting much, if any bourbon from the barrels, but it must add to the fruit flavor. An unexpected winner for me.

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Photo of Lucular
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly opaque brown-black with a small head. Aroma and flavor feature dark roasted malts, slightly tart cherry, coffee, bitter chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. The cherry flavor does not taste artificial and it's obvious but not overwhelming. Very tasty and probably my favorite cherry stout to date.

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Photo of Zorro
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light proof black colored beer with a tall brown colored head that really lasts.

Smells of cherry and chocolate. There is a patent malt scent and a trace of smoke. Faint scent of lemon and sour. Scent of cinnamon. Scent of toasted wheat. It does smell something like cherry pie.

Starts out cherry and tart. Sweet but the sour twang balances it out. Strong taste of cherry. It DOES taste like Cherry pie! Alcohol is felt in the chest but not tasted.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a beer that tastes like it says, cherry pie!

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Bakery: Cherry Pie from The Bruery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings