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

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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:
2,539
Reviews:
1,016
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
318
For Trade:
10
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Bell's labels are always simple, classy, and elegant with very nice hand drawn artwork. Always a treat.

Appearance - Pours out a deep dark brown very near black color with a 1 finger deep tan head. Head retention was just over a minute(1min, 7sec). Head dissipates into a thin foam coating and then ring. OK lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Smells of roasted toasty malt with hints of roast coffee and chocolate. A faint nice cherry aroma is present at all times.

Taste - Tastes of tart cherry and chocolate with hints of toasted malt on the front end before giving way to straight roasted coffee on the back end. Cherry tartness is present throughout the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation but a thicker medium bodied offering. Slightly creamy.

Drinkability - This beer is drinkable in the fact that it is very well balanced, very flavorful, and not overly heavy. On the verge of a desert beer IMO.

Really enjoyed this. Very well balance with and excellent flavor profile combining an outstanding stout with cherry tartness. Highly recommend.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled October 2011
Into snifter.

A- Typical stout pour. Black as night, short lived dark tan head, decent lacing.

S- Chocolate, espresso, molasses, cherries and a little brown sugar and licorice.

T- Tart cherries, dark roasted coffee, not nearly as sweet as it leads you to believe in the nose. Slight metallic taste most likely from the malts and the cherry juice.

M- Light to medium bodied with a dry finish.

O- I enjoy this I think it's a good fit using the cherries. I wish though it was a lot heavier than it is. I feel the juice watered down the beer considerably.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice find at The World of Beers in Fort Myers, Florida, this one is a pitch black brown color. This stout carries a decent chocolate-tan colored cover and modest lacing. The aroma is a unique blend of tart cherries and chocolatey malt. Pleasant and enticing with a lemony hint. The flavor brings a more challenging blend of bitter cherries with charcoal malt, with very little chocolate. Bitterness really takes over here but the malt base remains and carries a modest herbal hop. Tasty but takes some taste bud adjustments. Medium bodied with a pretty cohesive feel that includes a bit of chalkiness. Carbonation is very subtle but a bit prickly. You do get use to this and I would say it’s a neat, unique stout worth trying.

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Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,539 ratings.
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