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:
2,536
Reviews:
1,015
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
315
For Trade:
10
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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

Photo of Nurt20
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of travelguy
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of shanegatter
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smooth, TART cherry taste. Too tart for my liking but if tart cherries were then this would be a great beer

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Photo of Bamarooster
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.39/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJ64
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jomolieri
2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

It's juice with beer added - not the other way around. That pretty much sums it up. But for a little more explanation:

It has a unique flavor, a strong stereotypical stout notes combined with a cherry juice feel. And this is the problem. It feels way too thin in the mouth.

It poured with no head or lacing and almost felt like I was drinking a flavored fizzy drink rather than a beer. Very disappointing.

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