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

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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 +12.4%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch black with a small foamy light tan head that disappears quickly, leaving just a few bubbles and no lace behind

S- roasty malt with a hint of coffee, the cherry is subtle, but noticeable. Slightly tart with red licorice, woodsy and herbal

T- The cherry juice is quite tart up front, nearly puckering at first, but is pretty authentic tasting. The base stout has a bit of smoky roasted malt flavor on the finish with a little bit of coffee on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a light foamy mouthfeel with a tart yet dry finish

O- A nice change of pace for the stout world, I actually like the tartness of the cherry juice. However, it somewhat overpowered the base stout. Would like to see more emphasis on chocolate malt to give it that chocolate covered cherry effect

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3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, very dark red brown with a short dark tann head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: toasty malt, brown sugar, vanilla, cherry

T: shockingly sour up front, very tart cherry, the sourness overpowers the flavors of the beer

M: full with lower carbonation

O: the sourness creates imbalance without providing much cherry flavor, the qualities of the base beer are good, the tartness is mouth puckering

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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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