Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout

Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Chocolate Stout

7.3% Alcohol by Volume

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San Diego homebrewing duo Jason Fields and Kevin Sheppard submitted their Cherry Chocolate Stout for this year’s Stone March Madness Homebrew Competition and AHA Rally, taking top honors out of 40 entries that were judged. As a result, they earned the opportunity to make a dramatically scaled up version with Brewmaster Mitch Steele on the 120-barrel Stone Brewing Co. system.Once the beer was decided on, an additional brewer had to be selected to complete the collaboration. Deciding to bring in John Trogner, Head Brewer of Pennsylvania’s famed Tröegs Brewing Co.

ID: 45314 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank1031
Overall Percentile98
Style Rank7 of 125
Style Percentile94.4
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.707
Standard Deviation0.454

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  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A super dark stout with a dizzy head. Aroma is fairly sour, hints of cherries and chocolate as the name implies. Flavor is more cocoa nib than chocolate, sour cherries, earth, and a dry bitterness. Unique beer.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    12oz bottle. Pours dark opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

    The aroma is roasted lactic chocolate malts, sweet vanilla and a touch of fruit.

    The flavor is heavily roasted malts with some sweet chocolate and lots of sweet vanilla and some subtle cherry. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, it has a bit too much sweet vanilla for me. Otherwise it's very nice. I like the roast, chocolate and the subtle cherry.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    120z bottle, got a bottle in my fridge but might as well rate my sample .. . Pours a deep molasses brown .. light foam .. . aroma of cherry cordial, chocolate, and cherry skin .. . pretty tasty and the abv is well masked .. . . He poked me in the eye!

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from bottle as part of an epic trade with slowrunner. This stout pours a thick-looking black with small, creamy head; beautiful lacing. The aroma balances roasty coffee and chocolate against sweet cherry topnotes. Instead of sweetness, the cherries add a distinct tartness to the flavor. The chocolate plays a central role as well in the flavor and body. Full bodied, but not overly heavy, smooth. Successful collaboration.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Somewhat let down by this beer as I was expecting much, much more. Good initial pour, but the head soon becomes non-existent along with no lacing. Overdone on the black patent malt thus producing a slight metallic twang. A nice effect from the sweet cherries and milk chocolate. Lightly roasted with a trace of vanilla and burnt toast. Lighter in body than I prefer for a stout. Truth of the matter is that this is a slightly above average stout.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I am in heaven! What a great beer! Rich black color with big creamy textured, brown head rising robustly above. Good hang time. Settles into a thin ringlet with light sedimentary film aside the glass. The body is full and creamy. The nose is roasty and bitter chocolate. The tasting more of that with sweet cherries popping on the palate. Love this one!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    12oz bottle -

    Interesting beer and I really did enjoy it, but I have to say that I had higher expectations about this beer. It was lacking in both chocolate and cherry, but both present, in a beer from Stone and Troegs collaboration. Aroma had a light blend of cherry ice cream, coffee creamer, coffee and lightly roasted. Flavor had more of a showing of the cherry and chocolate, but all very restrained. Light roasted malts and alcohol is showing along with the chocolate and cherry. I've had beers with more of a cherry character and I've had beers with more chocolate character. A great idea that didn't quite knock it out of the park here.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Trade via Slowrunner77. I love the dark brown foam that sits atop this beer. The aroma is almost like a cherry coke. The flavor blends bittersweet chocolate, tart cherries and...and...tobacco? Yes, tobacco. There is a sure presence that reminds me of a blend of pipe tobacco that I used to smoke. The mouthfeel is thick, but ultra-smooth. The aftertaste has a lingering of bittersweet and tart, a reverberating echo of the powerful technicolor flavor profile. I don't want this beer to finish. Good God, this is delicious. Thanks so much S to the R!

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    It pours a very dark brown and mostly black with a thin tan head and some lacing surrounding. An aroma of roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, hops, oranges and citrus blend, black cherry maybe, raisins and dates, molasses, oats, and spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth, silky, and rich. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee bean, chocolate, cherries, hops, oranges, raisins, molasses, oats, and spices. Mmmm ... Amazing!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 9/1/2011. This stout pours an eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is chocolate, cherry, coffee and roasty. A medium to full bodied stout. The malts are roasty, chocolate, coffee, cherry with a touch of vanilla. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. The cherry flavors are kind of subdued; they come out more at the finish. Nice balance between the roasty and sweet flavors. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice beer. Just wish it had a little more cherry character/flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some cherry.

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