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

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottled 10-4-11.

Appearance: Dark black with a light tint of ruby red on the edges. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three finger deep tan head with good retention. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Upfront aroma of sweet and mildly tart cherries which blend into dark roasted malts with caramel and toffee. Big presence of chocolate. Also some hints of milk, nuts, oats, and coffee. Smells pretty sweet.

Taste: Like the smell, a big upfront taste of sweet and tart cherries. Midway comes a big presence of dark roasty malts with plenty of caramel and toffee. Lots of chocolate with some notes of milk, coffee, oats, and nuts. The cherries are borderline too sweet but the good dark malt presence balances them out and makes this enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy with a juicy feel. Very smooth.

Overall: An interesting mix of bright and sweet cherries and dark malts. Would go well with a piece of cherry cake or pie.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with a tight, mocha head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of some light roasted notes and a bit of cherries.

Tastes of tart cherries and some smaller stout notes. The cherries lead off and are quite tart. I find them to detract from what seems like a quality beer. More typical stout notes come through and add some coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Leans towards fairly tart with not much sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent stout, but I find the tart cherries to be very distracting form what I want out of a stout.

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Cherry Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 2,606 ratings