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

Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout
2,540 Ratings
Bell's Cherry StoutBell's Cherry Stout

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful jet black brew with a luscious tan head like espresso foam. Head seems to have a reflective effect. Awesome retention and sticky lacing.

Deep burnt aroma with coffee notes. Sweet in the middle with hints of tart cherries.

Semi-assertive roasted malt, dark chocolate and light-roast coffee. Cherry tartness comes in mid-drink and dominates from then on. Tartness is somewhat off-putting midway but is actually pleasant in the finish.

Medium bodied. Dry feel and and unfinished texture from the acidic cherry flavor. Descent carbonation.

I like this beer. More tartness than I would like but still has its place. It's different, that's for sure.

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4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful dark brown pour into a snifter with enough room for the dark brown head to rise to the top without spilling over (excellent lacing). scents of cherries, maple, smokey, coffee, tobacco. a bitter roasty flavor with a touch of sourness. caramel, cherries, toasted oats and grains, chocolate, coffee. medium bodied with a lot of constant carbonation creating a nice fizzy feeling going down. this would have been perfect this winter, but seems a little out of season with the heat rising. still a very refreshing fruity stout, so it'll be ok for the remainder of the spring season. i'm glad i made the dive and spent so much on the six pack!

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.26/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I didn't realize how powerful the cherries would be. It took over the flavor and made the beer undrinkable. I felt burned after paying $16 for a six pack. I've been sitting on the other 5 for about 2 months, offering them to people that come over. There is an audience for this, but it's not me.

Edit: I let it sit for about 6 weeks and found it much more palatable. I've got a few left and I am going to age them a little longer.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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1/5  rDev -71.7%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Jet black with a dark mocha head which quickly dissipates. A subtle red hue in the remnants of the head.

S - Roasted malt and coffee notes with some milk chocolate and dark cherries. Mmmm.

T - Mildly sweet roasted dark cherries with some tartness throughout. Hints of chocolate and roasted coffee flavors come in mid palate and into the finish but are subdued. Finishes with some roasted malt and tart medicinal cherry flavor.

M - Syrupy and oily, medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

O - A fine stout. The balanced roasty/chocolate/coffee/cherry aroma is rather deceiving as the taste is dominated by tart cherries. Not bad at all, but I hoped for a more robust, balanced beer. Still worth trying at least once.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly viscous deep brown, opaque with deep brown highlights and a tiny, bubbly reddish head that dissipates like a diet soft drink.

Aroma is slightly medicinal initially, then chocolate and roast malt with an underlying cherry scent.

Tart cherry dominates the flavor and lingers in the finish. Tones of roast malt and chocolate play weak supporting roles.

Body is moderately light for the style, and carbonation is moderate.

Not at all what I've experienced as a cherry stout before. The aroma hides the tart flavor and seems to indicate a much more sweet malt presence. Interesting, but a bit more tart dominant than I initially expected. I like it much more as it warms.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Cherry Stout

Pours a dark brownish color with the slightest pink tinge to an otherwise khaki colored head. Aroma of sweet cherries and roasted malts. In the flavor, a blend of roasted malt notes mimicking coffee, cocoa and mild astringent bitterness, paired with tart cherry flavor. Interesting how tart the cherries have become (this beer was aged 5 months). Tart, sour, roasty, mildly bitter and quite tasty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Overall, a pretty nice stout, with tart cherry flavor. Solid.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Bell's Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 2,540 ratings
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