Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BuffaloBill91 on 04-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
39
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of BuffaloBill91
4.97/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this in Ellicottville on St Patty's Day on tap. I must say that this was definitely the best tasting imperial I have ever tasted, albeit not everyone will love it because it is definitely more of a dessert/sweet beer than anything but it was absolutely decadent. I actually convinced my wife (who never would even taste a stout) to try one and she ended up ordering a 2nd....

A- Black as can be- 1 finger tan head, thick like whip cream that lasted and lasted...looks nice but cant give it a 5 because it looked like flat beer with a whip cream head due to the nitro- but that added to the smoothness and mouthfeel

S-The absolute best smelling brew i have ever smelled. Smells like a chocolate covered dark cherry candy heavy on the chocolate and surprisingly for an imp stout I couldn't smell that normal alcohol bite that is norm for the style.

T- It almost doesn't taste like beer- So only for that reason I at first didn't give it a 5--I have since changed it to 5 because I truly feel that this beers taste couldn't be made any better. It almost tastes like liquid desert...same as the smell like dark chocolate melted over cherries--- not super sweet like syrup, but more of fresh cherries with dark chocolate..excellent blend with the hops to not be overly bitter but they definitely tried to balance out the sweetness...

M- Was nitro'd - Smooth as silk- couldn't be improved.

D- I would drink this brew till I dropped. 1 of the absolute best beers I have ever had.. I honestly usually don't like much of EBCs stuff but on this one they hit a home run. A+++

I only wish they would start making this on a regular basis and maybe even try bottling it- I hope that they continue to make this one it is by far the best brew Ive ever had by EBC...

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Photo of mysecretscdxx
4.95/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This stout is my second favorite chocolate stout. I rate it only a mark below perfect because of the fact that it's only available seasonally. This breaks my heart.

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Photo of stomioka
4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DRex
4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap in Ellicottville. Stopped in from a long day of skiing and decided to get something to warm me up.

A: Very dark with a tan nitro head. Awesome lacing.

S: The smell reminded me of a chocolate milkshake with some cherries mixed in.

T: Although the smell seemed like chocolate syrup, the taste was more of a milk chocolate flavor. There was a good balance of cherry and malt flavors too.

M: Medium bodied, creamy nitro feel

Unbelievably drinkable. The flavors seemed to be a bit mild for an imperial stout, but I am not at all disappointed with how this beer turned out. It went down almost too easily and was great for the cold winter day.

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Photo of JoeyT13
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattpuskas
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DLSheidy
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiseguy142
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hands down one of the best beers at this brewery. Served on a nitro tap, this brew is creamy, chocolatey and delicious. Not really a Russian Imperial Stout IMO.. a lot more like Young's Double chocolate stout. Beautiful nitro appearance- frothy light brown head with lots of accumulating nitro bubbles underneat. Aroma of rich milk chocolate. Cherries come out very subtly in the taste as just a slight cherry fruitiness. Milk chocolate flavor dominates the beer. Served at the absolute perfect temperature. Really like a refreshing chocolate milk.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: dark no light going through this very little head that disappears quickly 

S: very chocolatey light cherry 

T: super chocolatey and a very nice cherry taste  has a nice light roast taste and not overly sweet

M: mediumish body 

O: this is the best cherry flavored beer I've had its so good with the deep chocolate and then the nice cherry completely compliments the chocolate and then had a nice underlying roast taste 

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4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
4.01 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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