I am brewing 5 gallons of an oatmeal stout from a kit. I have some cherries from a 2008 cherry herring (mixture of Jim Beam about 3/4 gallon, 2 quarts sweet cherries and 1 cup sugar) that is quite sweet and mellow from the aging of the cherries and whiskey. I have about 2 quarts of cherries to add to a 5 gallon stout. the cherry steeped whiskey (called cherry herring) is pretty sweet, and you dont really notice you are drinking what is probably a 30-35% alcohol. I was thinking of adding all the cherries from the batch as the whiskey is almost gone. 1. Does anyone know if the brew (from what will certainly be a high abv after the addition of the cherries) will take a proper carbonation for bottling from the priming sugar? 2. Will this be too much whiskey (i.e. cherry addition) to add to 5 gallons of beer? Thanks in advance.