The PastryArchy: Dark Cherry Pistachio | DuClaw Brewing Company

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The PastryArchy: Dark Cherry PistachioThe PastryArchy: Dark Cherry Pistachio
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The PastryArchy: Dark Cherry PistachioThe PastryArchy: Dark Cherry Pistachio

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice black pour is opaque black under a coupla fingers of tan foam... Head persists as a filmy receding collar around the edges... didn't do much lacing of the glass... Chocolate and cherry aromas at the fore on the nose, followed by a rich but not too sweet roasted malt flavor on the sip... Cherry is, for my taste, handled impeccably on this stout - neither tart nor too sweet, but as a rounding flavor element, binding nicely with bittersweet chocolate syrup, some roasty, bittering char, and the mild hint of chewy pistachio nut... Full-bodied, smooth, mildly carbonated, mildly sweet, with a nice drying finish that asserts the pistachio flavor more than at any other time... I'm not usually a fan of cherry - as a fruit or in a beer, but this was just fantastic... 12/4/18 canning...

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Photo of Clemson_OB
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just found this beer in the seasonal section of a local craft beer store and was definitely intrigued by the flavor profile. It was canned on 12/4/18 and poured into a pint glass.

Look: It has interesting color, as it's mostly a dark black color, but has a very slight tinge of red from the cherry puree. Caramel colored foam head of about an inch that dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell: It has a fairly strong cherry smell that dominates the aroma, but it's followed up with the scents of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

Taste: It truly tastes just like a dark chocolate covered cherry. It's based as a Russian imperial, but is hit heavy with chocolate and cherry. There is also a slight roasted/salty nut taste, but it's not very prominent, as the flavor is dominated by cherry and chocolate.

Feel: This Stout is fairly smooth and not very bitter.

Overall, I really liked this Stout! It was a little on the sweet side, but if you like chocolate covered cherries and smooth imperial stouts, you'll probably like this.

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The PastryArchy: Dark Cherry Pistachio from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2 ratings