Bell's Cherry Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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
Ratings:
2,536
Reviews:
1,015
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
315
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,536 |  Reviews: 1,015
Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chackman151
2.81/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/5/2016
A - Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers, toffee colored head. A lot of particles can be seen floating around in this brew. Average head retention.

S - Very malty aroma with subdued notes of cherry and dark chocolate.

T - Bittersweet and malty. Definitely a stout, however, very distinctive and unique tasting given the cherries. The cherry flavoring doesn't really hit you until you reach the bottom where the cherry particles settled. All in all, flavorings of malt and cherry are most dominating with hints of chocolate present as well.

M - Not as thick/heavy of a stout as I was expecting. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - A great beer from a great company! Not you're typical stout however very enjoyable and a good source for your daily serving of fruit!
Can't wait to try it again after some cellaring.

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Photo of Marklaker
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of token_23223
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/13/15; drank 11/28/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark khaki head; decent lace.

Blackberry, fresh earth, raw oats & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Tart cherry, cream & raw oat flavors up front; sweet cherry & milk chocolate notes on the finish. A bit messy but certainly flavorful & enjoyable.

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.66/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of epyon396
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason1221
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suskind
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombieCheeseburgerStout
2.49/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pies and pints draft 10-2016

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/13/15,

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Photo of matcris
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11/13/15.
Black, no light coming through up to the light. A finger of dark tan head that quickly settles to a ring. Good looking carbonation when rocking the glass. The aroma is of brown sugar or thick molasses, milk and dark chocolates, some dark dried fruits like raisins or prunes, and the tartness from the cherry juice is in the background.
Flavor is a nice tart cherry almost immediately that lingers followed by that molasses and chocolate. The beer is really quite tart but not in an off putting way. The feel is average carbonation, a little sticky, medium body. Overall, pretty nice stout. If you like tart chocolate covered cherries with a sticky molasses touch, you might like this.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of walterk
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonesy1981
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boccu
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nice and dark with light red tinge. Aroma. Coffe and berries. Taste is a tad weird to me coffee and roast quickly crushed and replaced by crushed cherries,cherry juice and a light tang at the end. Not my type of stout at all. Nice attempt though.

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Photo of Cpt_splding
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,536 ratings.
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