Poured clear, as far as I could tell. Had minimal brown colored foam that quickly disappeared. The little bit of foam around the ring did leave some lacing.
Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate are the strongest aromas. Slight cherries noticeable too.
Holy mackerel, I didn't expect that! Roasted malt to begin, with a middle of huge, face twisting cherry sourness that quickly retreats and finishes with coffee and chocolate bitterness. What a rush of sensations, especially the cherry.
Creamy and smooth in the mouth with mild carbonation. Not as big as some stouts are but, hey, this has those wonderful Michigan cherries in it.
A good stout with a pleasant twist of cherry sourness. I like it. Even with high ABV I think you could enjoy several as there is a refreshing element that doesn't seem to tire the palate. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers