Cerise Stout Impériale | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cherries and chocolate are made for each other, and in this case, it's sour cherries and chocolate & roasted malts combining in this imperial stout made with Belgian yeast and aged in oak barrels. Black in color and full bodied with subtle aroma, flavor and tartness perceived from the addition of sour cherries and Belgian yeast.

96 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
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8
Gots:
8
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Photo of BdM
3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very subtle cherry here, just a little black cherry sweetness in the middle and a slight tart cherry tang in the finish, but this base beer is so big that the cherries are only an accent, they are largely covered up here, or maybe just minimally dosed, but i kind of prefer this being stout before fruit beer. i get the oak in here for sure, very mellowing, and with a ton of dark chocolate bitterness, its pretty cool and rich, smooth and soft, loaded with body and earthy depth, roast, hints of espresso and raisin, pretty awesome. boozy too though, and i dont really get much of a belgian yeast strain out of it, the only fruity bits in here are the cherries, which are super mild, and while this might be drier and better carbonated than most imperial stout types, i was hoping for and expecting a bit more of a yeast profile to this. in the end, its in some ways a huge beer, but also an exercise in subtlety in terms of the cherries and the yeast. warm booze and black barley are left after the swallow, but its not particularly sweet. a well made beer, perhaps would be more interesting with more cherry and with a little more time on oak, but they have done a really nice job with this one, just different enough to stand out. high quality.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Destihl continues to impress me. This one was a big rich imperial stout with a unique addition of sour cherries that really works well. Goes down easy but be sure to get hydrated after because it's still rich and boozy.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyJ
2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely excited for this one I mean chocolate cherries bourbon barrel aged that sounds like a winner right? Well two snifters full of disappointment. Maybe I bought an old bottle? The flavor profile wasn't electric didn't pop it was a dry bitter mess with hardly any chocolate or cherries just oak with a slight bitter funk. I've read reviews that say it's sweet and tastes like bourbon infused cordial cherries. Wrong. Kinda expensive for such a lack luster stout. Id say this was a messy Russian imperial aged on oak with a dash of Belgian yeast. If you've got money to blow try it but any hard earned dollars move on bro

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Photo of jzlyo
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is cherries, dark malts and earthy. The flavor is cherries/dark fruit, dark/roasted malts, dark chocolate and big acidity/slightly dry in the finish.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale has an extremely thick, beige head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and very heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sharp, tart, fruity cherry juice, dark-roasted malt, and a bit of coffee. Taste is of those elements, along with coffee, chocolate fudge, dark, slightly-charred brown bread toast, high, pleasant bitterness, Bourbon, wood, and peat. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety, and Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale finishes dry and not boozy (but, you'll feel it!).

RJT

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Photo of Holopirek
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avi
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timfc
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into snifters, probably around 60 degrees--just a bit too warm.

As a result, we felt like the beer was a bit out of balance. The primary flavors; roast malt, chocolate, cherry, and bourbon barrel each come through, but the cherry might have left this a bit too astringent and that gave the barrel too much bite but the mouthfeel was great and the body stood up, basically, to the flavor profile. As a result, while it's a good beer, and I'd definitely drink it again. I'm hopeful that around 55 it would be an amazing beer.

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Photo of dheldman
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Cerise Stout Impériale from DESTIHL Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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