Cherry Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A mysterious dance of tart Michigan cherries with the dark, roasted malts of a big and bold stout." and "Stout brewed with cherry juice."

Added by Mitchster on 01-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,960
Reviews:
1,047
Ratings:
2,629
pDev:
16.1%
 
 
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114
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Photo of SteLev33
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pratik
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The best possible explanation for this would be a Black Forest cake which is turning sour. It’s still edible, but it’s turning sour. It sounds nasty, but for a beer it isn’t that bad. It has a good black color with a cherry red hints and flat head. No lacing and clean drinking beer

Look: 4.25/5. This is the best thing i find about this beer. It can be a perfect pour and looks fine like an expensive drink

Smell: 3.25/5. It has a sour smell, and might not be the best one for a stout, but it isn’t bad either. It’s good if you concentrate of the flavor and enjoy stouts

Taste: 3.5/5. I like to experience and experiment different beers, so this was a good taste, enjoyed the mild cherry flavor.

Feel: 3.5/5. I would think again before buying this, but this would be a perfect beer for someone who is on a first date or eithe going through a breakup. It will help you stay calm and work the beer

Overall: 3.25/5. As i said not my absolute favorite, but not bad either. Good to try it once at least.

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Photo of jkblr
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 9/27/18 (43 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours dense black with red tinted chocolate colored head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring. The aroma is roasty dark chocolate with hints of cherry. The taste is sweet & tart cherry right up front switching to dark roast (dark chocolate) before the cherry sneaks back in on the finish. The subtle sweetness and tart flavors of the cherry keep the perceived bitterness to a minimum and the finish is mostly dry for the same reason. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, very good. I can see this being a divisive combination. It's a very well made fruited beer, but not on my list of favorite stouts. If you love cherries and don't mind a little roast malt, this may be the beer for you.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
2.03/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Photo of SB2017
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Somehow this beer smells like an olive. It also has an almost salty taste to it. Overall it's chocolate and cherries, and a little too juicy. I've been meaning to try this beer for some time, as Bell's other stouts have been among my favorites, though this comes across a little thinly. I expect it to grow on me after I get through another couple bottles.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpimentel94
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkstar8142
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cherry flavor to it

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Photo of ajm5108
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I didn’t really pick-up a tremendous amount of cherry flavor, just little flashes here or there, but the base stout is kinda bland & washed-out, also pretty thin

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shade1951
2.71/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Surprisingly creamy on first tasting it. Tart cherry flavor prevails, with some chocolate. Upon further sipping, I found the flavor to be somewhat cloying. Not that it's sweet, though there's a hint of sweetness. Just that the combination of earthy, roasty flavors with tartness and chocolate didn't work for me. It began to taste, for want of a better word, "dirty."

Also, there is a tart, but slightly medicinal aftertaste that lingers between sips.

Interesting, but just not for me.

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Photo of Sexmortus
1.78/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billet
4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/2017, very well printed date. Shelf life is rated for 12 months, probably longer would be fine too. This is an excellent Cherry Stout, the flavor has a nice mix of chocolate and tart cherries. It has a strong flavor but still clean tasting. It is certainly not mild. It seems to be getting smoother with some age on it. Very nice!

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Photo of steevo24
2.6/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a thin dark tan head that disappears quickly. Smells of chocolate and cherry. Tastes, well, more like a chocolate cherry soda than a stout. Fairly carbonated as well. Not a bad beverage, but certainly not what I expected.

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Photo of Samputnam14
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeriSullivan
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of norinco
4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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