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Fernie Black Mammoth Winter Ale

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Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale
Fernie, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our most decadent brew yet Ė a rich, strong winter black ale. A healthy addition of chocolate malt, plus infusions of dark organic cocoa and curacao orange peel provide unique flavour. Extra aging on oak adds smoothness and complexity.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redbeered (30) - GREECE - DEC 24, 2015
bottle: pours brown, black with a tan head.......vanilla, caramel, toffee notes.....medium sweet with a gentle bitterness.......medium body.....coffee and roast flavours.......good effort

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2056) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Nice solid spongy beige head with a jet black body. Aroma of peat, chocolate, coffee, oak. Flavour is a strong sour mix of licorice and chocolate, smooth molasses. Wet finish. Nice and heavy with good intrigue in the aroma and flavour, the best Fernie brew Iíve tried to date.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phatmasterc (2) - - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
Khaki colored head. Alcohol upfront, nice body to go with the 8%abv, roasty toasty caramel on the end along with chocolate and cocoa. You have to look for the orange peel which is nice, itís not overdone. A great beer for a cold time of year.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9825) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Draft - Some dark roast, but light. Jet black with a beige head. Dark roast, cocoa and chocolate notes. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2531) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Dark pour with a finger of pale foam that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder and a bit of fruit. Taste is a more muted chocolate with a lightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Thanks to Erik for this. Pours black with a small white ring. Aroma is light toasted malt and light dark chocolate. Taste is much the same, donít really get the wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a very dark possibly cloudy brown with very little to no light coming through and an average sized off white head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, oak, roasted malts and light sweet citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, citrus, oak and a moderately dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (973) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Very dark pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and caramel with plenty of fruit notes, some cherry and a hint of citrus. Flavour is rich chocolate and caramel, citrus, some tart cherry. Surprisingly rich but not much lingering on the palate. Quite nice for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing clings and then slides into the body. The smell had a nice roasted nutty to light chocolate surrounding a light cake-like coffee-ness rounding out the aroma. The taste featured most of the previously mentioned flavors but let go of the chocolate part. A light cake to coffee aftertaste follows and lets a semi-dry finish to top it all off. On the palate, this one sat about medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs really smooth and lets in a nice rolling smooth feel all about. Overall, as an American Strong Ale, I can see it as a "winter seasonal," definitely. Recommend for dark beer lovers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1732) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours an almost opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves lots of lacing up the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light citrus and oranges with a touch of vanilla. Taste is vanilla, citrus oranges with a light bitterness, chocolate and a touch of roasted malts... Smooth, complex and balanced... Almost comes off a bit light bodied and cloying with a such a big abv. Great winter ale thatís easy to drink.


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