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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial StoutBlue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.7/5
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357 Ratings
Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial StoutBlue Point (Sour) 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by plaid75 on 05-27-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,009
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
357
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
43
Trade:
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of beerluvr
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Alrighty, poured into the Duvel tulip and it produces a decent dark khacki head that doesn't stick around too long. Pretty much your standard opaque black heavy stout as far as color goes. The nose, hmmmm I get a whiff of sourness I'm assuming is from the cherry addition but barely any true fruit aromas. Beyond that is a medium roasty note...that's all I get. I like the mouthfeel, smooth and not super carbonated. The taste is comprised of roasted malt with verrry slight cherry sourness...I get a hint of phenols too...I will say the 9% ABV really isn't a throat burner. It's finishing more like a robust Porter than an Imp Stout. I expected a bit more "bigness" in all areas with this one. This is a one timer for me.

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Photo of pma7779
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of st9647v3
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of itchytasty
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours maogany with a thin layer of mocha head. Nice viscosity, some head retention & lacing

S: Choke cherry, raisin & carob

T: Baker's chocolate, sour cherry, faint coffee notes, figgyness & dark chocolate up front. This takes on sweeter chocolate flavors as this warms, along with more figgyness & some cocoa powder & some cherry tartness. Finishes slightly dry, with dark fruittyness & chocolate sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, actually thins out a bit as this warms

Drinks easy enough, but was hoping for way more from this one. Lack of body doesn't really help the cause, but the ABV is well hidden, worth a try

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super super dark brown with a thin brown head that fades extremely quickly. Smells faintly of a chocolate shop or one of those dark chocolate covered cherry candies. Nice sweet smell but has roasty burnt malts as the dominate smell with some coffee as well.

Pretty good and pretty standard as far as imperial stouts go, definitely sweeter though and without enough bitterness. I would sooner call this an american double stout rather than a russian imperial one, hops are low on this. Nice roasted coffee flavor through out, sweet chocolate and dark chocolate flavors. Cherry flavor is extremely subtle but it's there. Sourness is there in a weird acidic flash on the back of the tongue with the swallow. There is a nice cherry flavor that lingers on the tip of the tongue. It's a pretty good beer but dont expect a lot of sour or cherry flavor if thats what your looking for but it is there. Actually with each sip, the lingering flavor tastes more and more like a dark chocolate covered candied cherry. Body is a little thin though and the beer gets a little acidic.

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Photo of jk3
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dtx00
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black as night. The head was small and the lacing doesn't take much effect. Looks okay in my new Courvoisier snifter glass (Xmas present).

The aroma is a little muddled. Some tanginess in a berry sense. Cherry? Yeah, it's there. There's also some medicinal aromas permeating.

Lightly tart black cherry and sour grape flavors. Reminds me of a wine barrel-aged stout. There are also some rich malty roast flavors; dark chocolate, burnt grain, and reduced caramel syrup. Not too sweet. Contrastingly, a bit too tangy. Maybe it should have just been more tart. I still like drinking this.

The feel is the winner here. No stick, no pucker; just a smooth and soft body with nice thickening and an appropriate light carbonation. Silky. Alcohol was also very well-maintained here.

Cherry had a strange presence here, and I wouldn't call it 'sour'. It's an average to above-average Imperial Stout, overall.

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Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brad007
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a one-finger head into my glass. It's pretty much the bog standard as far as appearance goes.

Roasted coffee, cocoa and a hint of cherry in the nose. Warm and inviting to the nose. It had better be good.

Flavors are coffee, cocoa and some tart cherry. It's not as prevalent as I had hoped but it's there.

Body feels a bit thin towards the back of the throat. Carbonation is excellent regardless because you don't get the "burn" from the alcohol.

Not bad but I've had much better. Give a try though!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black with a tan head that thinned to a light layer leaving trails of lacing.

S - cherries jump out at first with plenty of roasty aromas in the background.

T - the cherry flavor is subtle as the roasted malt and coffee flavors make for a complex good tasting brew.

F - medium bodied with a creamy, smooth feel.

O - this is good.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 357 ratings
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