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:
#42,120
Reviews:
1,039
Ratings:
2,605
pDev:
16.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours very dark and with a dark tan and ruby head that sticks around a bit. Laces pretty nice. Smell isn’t strong but chocolate and cherry are sensed. Medium carbonation. Taste has a lot of cherry going on. Not sweet but more tart cherry. Some good chocolate as well, more like a dark semi sweet chocolate. I personally found it enjoyable.

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Photo of marct
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of J1moyer
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yummy! Bell's Cherry Stout is on tap at Fishpaw's Marketplace in Arnold, MD. Check it out. They offer many beers, wines and spirits. Cheeses are available too!

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of warbird07
4.89/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The true star of this beer is the cherry. The stout itself serves only as a backdrop. Par for the course for Bell's. Actually it drinks kinda like a porter. Delicious. The cherry is true Michigan. Not a sweet dessert cherry Like you would put on a sundae, rather a tart masterpiece. It adds so much to the smell and taste of this beer. Don't expect to pound a sixer of this beer but as a beer lover you must try one.

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4.88/5  rDev +37.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black as night with a small gingerbread ring of head. Smell is very tart cherry with lots of coffee. A lot of cherry flavor that isn't at all like a maraschino or candy flavor. Taste is tart and sour, which takes the flavor in an interesting direction. Stout flavors follow the initial cherry tartness, and end the beer in a nice coffee and roasted malt flavor. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker, but not that bad. Excellent dessert beer, not sessionable, but someting to be savored, especially with the $13 a 6 pack price tage. A beer like none other, I am glad that this brewery takes a chance on something like this.

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4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: This brew poured into a pint glass was pitch
black with an almost devil's food colored
head. The dense head was brown and deep red
throughout. Gorgeous.

S: The aromas were faint but after some drink-
ing the typical stout aromas came through...
malty with a little coffee and a bittnerness
provided by the cherries, I imagine.

T: Typical quality stout at inception and when
the beer makes it to the back of your tongue
it turns your face into a knot. The bittner
ness is intense. It is quite a feat in that
such a strong flavor is imparted with a
delay and that the flavor is so fleeting.
The bitterness is not lingering on the
pallet and is not so overpowering that it
eclipses the other roasted malt characters.

M/D: I drank three and the last sip was as
impressive as the first. The creamy and
smoothness of this beer was fantastic. I
was very happy to see a fruit and porter
marriment that didn't go sweet but rather
allowed the bitterness of Michigan
cherries to compliment a brew style that
is often at its best when there are bitter
notes and flavors.

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Rhlufa65os
4.74/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a smooth and very tasty beer worth every sip.

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Photo of GoldHorde
4.7/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice stout!

Strong coffee aroma, pours a very deep black with a nice mocha head with a lengthy lace. Flavor of espresso and dark bitter chocolate with a cherry echo. Beautiful cigar beer - would stand up to any maduro....effortlessly.

A truly beautiful beer Bells!

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4.7/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A_The beer pours an impenatrable black with a cafe au lait coloured two finger head. This disspates into a real nice cap. This is what a beer should look like.

S_A sweet dark roasted malt lingers with a sweet/sour cherry aroma. Mild alcohol there as well.

T_I have say, this tastes like a chocolate covered cherry. Rich roasted stout flavours mingle wonderfully with a tart and sweet cherry taste. the cherry doesnt overwhelm but really blendns in well with those stout flavours. Roasted malt bitterness up front, cherry sweetness in the middle and a bitter and sour aftertaste.

M_Thick and creamy without any oiliness. Mid carbonation but right on with what this type of stout should be.

D_I have to say this is wonderfully constructed. I have had a few other cherry stouts that didn't do it for me but this is a home run.

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4.69/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. Very smooth, cherry adds sweetness but not over powering.

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Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 2,605 ratings