Sour Cherry Imperial Stout | Blue Point Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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Sour Cherry Imperial StoutSour Cherry Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,235
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
360
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
 
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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 360
Reviews by JuiceSpringsteen:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of Gavage
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Not sure if this was an aged keg, so I do not know accuracy of retirement label.

Appearance:black in color with a two finger fluffy head that lasts quite a while for a higher alcohol beer.Thick lacing paints the glass.

Smell: mild cherry tones but much bigger chocolate tones rise from the glass and are easily detectable.

Taste: large amounts of chocolate, hints of coffee, warming alcohol, mild bitterness, and a pleasant mild cherry flavor gives this a dessert-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Super long aftertaste as the flavors stick to your tongue, almost needing a water rinse to clear them. Heavy bodied beer.

Drinkability: at a strong 10% ABV, this is a meal (more like a dessert) in a glass, so one is very enjoyable while more would be tough to handle.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a dry, earthy black malt scent along with a noticeable smokiness to it. I'm not detecting the cherries in the aroma at all. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth, black, chocolate, and peated malt flavor that goes down so easy and finishes slightly warm with a light cherry taste. The cherries are just another addition in the makeup of this beer. This is one malty brew. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a wonderful beer. It's a RIS with sour cherries added. It's well brewed and not overly fruity; Good Work!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some light amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduces rather quickly to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts along with sour cherries.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of dark malts and roasted malts. Moderate flavors of sour cherries which get a little stronger as the beer warms up. Light hints of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I really enjoyed the flavors of sour cherries in the imperial stout style - I found it to be interesting and a touch unique but enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden and this one is easy to enjoy sipping on for a while.

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Photo of duracell
4.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Farmhouse tap and grill, Burlington, VT. 9.0% ABV.

A - Pitch black color with light brown creamy head. Excellent lacing and medium retention.
S - Very balanced between malt (roasted and toasted) and cherries with a hint of floral hop which completes perfectly the blend. I would keep my nose into it forever.
T - Flavors start with aromatic hops and sour cherry. Then come coffee and chocolate notes and finishes with roasted malt which adds a certain dryness that lingers forever.
M - Slightly tart from the cherry. Was expecting a stronger sweetness along with the assertive bitterness. Very smooth overall.
O - Cherry is not overpowering as it could be in other similar brews. Great balance and well thought out. Would have liked more residual sugar but that being said this IS is close to perfection!

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DapperGrowler
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at the Blue Point Brewery on Long Island.

A: The beer was black. It truly had a “Imperial” vibe.

S: Malt, taste of chocolate and coffee

T: Dark malt taste with a slight cherry taste on the back of pallet.

M: This is a great beer, nice heavy (full) mouthfeel.

O: This is a unique beer. I really enjoyed it, although the cherry taste tasted slightly like syrup.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of blameo
2.05/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

not very sour, not very good. cherry tasted fake.

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Sour Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 360 ratings