Hunter Cherry
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Apr 21, 2019
Nov 25, 2014
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4.02 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Apr 21, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 17, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

EBF Last Saturday Dark black with an off white head that shows great retention. Rich roast and chocolate aroma and flavor with a bit of sweetness. Cherry could really be a bit more forward.

Feb 10, 2019
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Dec 30, 2018
4 by michaelsmith11 from Illinois on Dec 30, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

I have enjoyed all the variants of Hunter that I've had the chance to try (BBA, vanilla, coconut) but sometimes I feel they could be more forward on the stated adjunct. Either way they work for me, because I love the Hunter base. Well see how this one goes. Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass this beer pours out pitch black and forms an amazingly dense pinky worth of dark caramel colored crown. The smell is sweet, roasty & chocolately with a slight cherry tartness smell to it. I always love Hunter because of how huge it is for a milk stout. Even the smell is huge for one. The taste comes in with slight cherry mixing through the chocolate sweetness. The cherries are really balanced, which is a good thing. In most stouts with cherries I've had it seems to be too cloying. Either way too sweet or too tart for the stout. In this one the cherry is just slightly tangling with a great milk stout base. Wildly creamy, even for a milk stout, with a dry, warm finish.

Dec 08, 2018
4.17 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 13, 2018
3.74 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
3.45 by jparizo from Indiana on Apr 16, 2017
3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois on Jan 22, 2017
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: This is a bottle from a trade a while back so might be upwards of two years old; I say that as it was a slow gusher - of course, the flip side is that the head was huge and the lacing was copious; the liquid was the expected fudge brown color

Smell: Black cherry dominates; milk chocolate underneath

Taste: Black cherry flavors dominate the taste buds, too; the milk chocolate emerges in the middle and there is a touch of tartness in the finish; mostly sweet, however

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; overcarbonated

Overall: This might have been a bit better when fresher and I know lactose can be volatile so I should have consumed this earlier; still, the flavor profile was maintained, even if the carbonation was a bit much; fun to drink for the first glass but after a while the sweetness became too much

Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity

Jan 02, 2017
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 03, 2016
4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 28, 2016
3.77 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jun 17, 2016
3.78 by jaydoc from Kansas on May 01, 2016
3.92 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on May 01, 2016
3.81 by BuckeyeBeers from Ohio on Apr 30, 2016
3.9 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2016
3.75 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio on Apr 09, 2016
3.87 by billab914 from Virginia on Mar 20, 2016
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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2 fingers of caramel colored head. Pretty average lacing, head retention is even less impressive

S: Some raisin, a little iron, a little ghost booze

T: Raisin, a little dark cherry, a little cocoa & dryness up front. More cocoa, cherry, a little raisin & fig as this warms, some leafy hop as well. Finishes a little dry, some vanilla, a little cherry, some chocolate & fig

MF: Fairly chewy, subtle carbonation

This seems to have less lactic acid than the other 2 I tried. Not bad, not sure any of these have really won over as a fanatic follower

Mar 12, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Tan head. Black in color.

Very similar to the other hunters but the cherry shows a bit more. Lots of roasted malts. Sweet cherries. Not tart.

Okay. Nothing special.

Mar 12, 2016
4.08 by BuggalooShrimp from North Carolina on Feb 28, 2016
3.94 by Bung from Michigan on Feb 19, 2016
4.18 by sheenisgod from California on Feb 19, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Cherry flavor is mild but the beer as a whole is yummy. It is a slight improvement over the base beer.

Feb 12, 2016
4.02 by gruss004 from Oklahoma on Feb 07, 2016
3.69 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from claaark13 a while back. Cheers!
Vertical Series 03-08

APPEARANCE: Pours a murky opaque black and yields a 2+ finger, thicker, creamy tan head with very good retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and leaves touches of lacing on the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing on the glass as it empties. Definitely blacker than expected for the ABV and a quality head on top of it. Good looking.

SMELL: Cherry aromas, light cocoa powder, a bit of a metallic quality and a weird spent yeast aromas as well. If you’ve smelt a batch after primary fermentation is done, you’ll know what I mean. A little off and definitely milder than hoped.

TASTE: Cherry and some cocoa notes up front. Lots of flavor and much more forthcoming than the nose had suggested. Lots of flavor after the swallow with more cherry, cacao, roasted bitter coffee, roasted malts and sweet cream notes. Very nice and the milder cherry component works well with the base beer.

PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Creamy and slick on the palate, goes down silky smooth and finishes sticky. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This was really good. The nose was underwhelming and had an odd yeast quality to it that didn’t sit well with me, but the rest of the experience was great. Much better than I’d expected, actually. A flavorful, enjoyable, well-measured, lower ABV adjunct stout with a solid look and feel to support it. Thanks again for the beers dude. Give this one a chance if you see it. Cheers!

Jan 25, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

I am really disappointed in the hunter series this year. At $18 a pop, I expected to get fire in a bottle. I had this on tap at the brewery and it was awesome. The bottle just fell really flat. No balance and the cherry is not coming through.

Jan 24, 2016
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Jan 21, 2016
3.75 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 18, 2016
4.18 by jrborchert74 from Michigan on Jan 16, 2016
4.69 by Stezz420 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by SheaDawg from Oklahoma

Very dark pour with little to no head. Very light cherry notes to the smell. The taste is subtle in almost all respects. No strong notes pervade. The cherry is apparent but not on the front of the draw. I thought it would be a heavy drink but was surprised to find that it was extremely light for such a dark beer. Although I gave this beer a 4 for overall, I think I may have understated my like for this beer. I truly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone. My favorite beer is the Pairie Bomb, and I would say that this beer holds its own in this category!

Jan 11, 2016
3.65 by Pablobomb from Illinois on Jan 08, 2016
4.06 by DraftDaddy from Illinois on Jan 07, 2016
3.85 by instinct2 from Indiana on Jan 03, 2016
Hunter Cherry from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 158 ratings