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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Cherry Chocolate Stout” by Stone Brewery

02 Aug

* Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout. This one was produced with Troegs Brewing Co. in Harrisburg, Pa., and based on a recipe by Jason Fields and Kevin Sheppard, who won Stone’s homebrewing contest.

Chocolate liquer, vanilla beans, and 9,000 pounds of dark cherries went into the brew, and their presence is evident from the first whiff. Black and smoky, the beer (7.3 percent ABV) produces a cappucino-style head, big bubbles and all. A complex aroma of roasted coffee beans, molasses, and cherries rises from the glass. The taste is full of cherries, java, and burnt dark chocolate. There’s a lot going on with this thick, substantial beer.

Sweet on the front end and bitter on the back, Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout provides interesting juxtapositions and immense satisfaction.

Each beer will be sold as 12-ounce singles, for about $3 a bottle.

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7 Comments

Posted by on August 2, 2011 in STOUTS

 

7 responses to “TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Cherry Chocolate Stout” by Stone Brewery

  1. ronlennex

    August 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    hard to beat anything from Stone. Great review, guys. Good job.

     
    • ta blog a ning

      August 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      Stone is pretty good, what is your favorite from them?

       
  2. ta blog a ning

    August 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Hey Ronie thanks a lot for commenting. We absolutely loved this beer and can not wait for them to open their second brewery down in our neck of the woods. If you have any good selections from stone you like let us know and we will do our best to find it and drink that bad boy.

     
  3. Jason Fields

    August 8, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for the great comments!
    Just a little FYI……The ratio for the cherries wasn’t 5lbs to a gallon….more like 1 lb to a gallon.

    Thanks again for the great review!

     
    • ta blog a ning

      August 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Jason!! Nice Job on the Stout!! I must have heard the video wrong about the 5lbs, could you imagine what that beer would have come out like hah. But Seriously you guys did a great job with this one. I have talked to a lot of people online who are in love with this beer. Have you guys done any other beers we can get our hands on to try?

       
      • Jason Fields

        August 9, 2011 at 1:06 am

        That would definitely be a cherry bomb!! Thank you again!
        I try to brew as much as I can…..but so far this is the only one on the shelves!

         
      • ta blog a ning

        August 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Haha bet it would be intense to say the least. Jason if you have any other creations you would like to share please let me know. We would love to try some of your creations and let you know what we think.

         

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